Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Turn your iPad into a Clicker for Students!

The Answer Pad... turning your iPad into a Clicker System

A friend of mine, David (), just sent me an email about a great new app that can offer teachers immediate feedback so that they can adjust their instruction in real time.  You can also click here and read more about it on their website.  

Here is a portion of David's email that explains the app:

The Answer Pad is a free way (1 class per teacher up to 200 students) to use the iPad as an interactive answer sheet.  This is great for any T/F, multiple choice, fill in the blank, etc etc type of test or quiz.  The teacher uses the web interface to setup their class and get instant real-time results.  Plus, everything The Answer Pad does is aligned to state standards.

Now, they released their latest update w/ Go Interactive, this basically turns your iPad into a "clicker system".  It allows students to answer any question the teacher asks, and they use their iPad to respond, either tap on Y/N, T/F, thumbs up/down, fill in the blank, or draw their answer.

I love the whole drawing/typing feature.   A student can who is afraid to ask a question out loud can now type it and the teacher gets it.  A teacher can track which student responds w/ which response, etc etc.  Also, the draw feature is great for those questions regarding Math/plotting on a graph, spelling, tracing letters, Geography, etc etc.

Download the FREE app today and make your class interactive!


  1. I could hug you Erin! I would never have known about this app without you--thank you!!!! :)

  2. Kristen,

    That makes me feel so good! I am so happy you love it!

    I LOVE your blog, too. Thanks so much for all YOU share.

    Happy Spring Break,


  3. I have been looking for something that would allow any type of device to answer! Thank you!!

  4. Thanks for sharing! There can never be enough free options when implementing tech! Love your blog! Could you take a look at mine and give me some feedback ~ techtidbitssms.blogspot.com and techtidbitssms.wordpress.com

  5. What a great find, Erin! Thanks for sharing! I FINALLY got an iPad for my classroom last week and we are supposed to have an iPad cart for the school by the end of the year :)

    EduKate and Inspire

  6. That is awesome, Kate!

    Holly - happy it will help. :)


  7. Amazing App.This app can change the whole classroom.In Answer Pad your first step ought to be to make a class or "group." This is as basic as clicking, "Setup a Group" on the right side and entering in your understudies' data. You have the alternative of entering your scholars' illumination yourself, importing a program, or having the people self register with an enlistment code.Finally,Thanks a lot for your sharing.