The Answer Pad is a website/iPad solution I've blogged about before that is great for student assessment. This is done by having teacher's use the website/interface to create students and classes and then let the students take a test/quiz on their iPad. The teachers would then get instant real-time results.
However, that's just one great feature of The Answer Pad as I was lucky to receive a demo on their latest update called, Go Interactive. Go Interactive allows students to use their iPad to respond/answer teacher's questions. Basically, it turns an iPad into an interactive clicker device, where teachers get instant results. What makes this such a useful feature is the way teachers can assess student's learning by some of the handy ways in which they can respond to a question, such as: yes/no, T/F, text, thumbs up/down, etc etc.
This is great for students who are shy and don't want to raise their hands to ask a question. Now, all they have to do is type in a question on their iPad and a teacher will see who asked it. Also, this is a great tool to engage students and Guided Learning. This could be a great tool to use when watching a class video or reading a class story and wanting to get instant feedback. I can even see this being used as a back channel chat.
Some other great features w/ Go Interactive is the ability to use it to answer any type of question for any subject such as: Spelling, Geography (there is a map template that can be drawn on), Math (interact graph paper to draw/plot data), drawing, etc etc.
I highly recommend checking out The Answer Pad by clicking here!!!
Below is a screen shot of The Answer Pad & Go Interactive in action, the left side of the screen is the teacher window and the right side window would be student's iPad....