Sunday, December 29, 2013

Creating a Quiz or taking a Poll on the iPad

I love the fact that the iPad can be used to assess student understanding instantly. I think these Quiz and Poll apps actually give the students the power to direct lessons as opposed to teachers making assumptions about where their kids are at in their learning. Below is a list of apps that allow teachers to create and hold a quiz or poll in their class. A great way to start a lesson to ensure you pitch the lesson at the right level or even to use as a exit poll. Find one that suits you and your students.

Socrative: FREE
Socrative brings smart clickers and student response  to a whole new level. Engage the classroom with exercises and games while capturing student results in real-time. Interact with the data to further student understanding in the moment, and review the reports to prepare for future classes.

eClicker: FREE
eClicker is a personal response system that allows teachers to poll their class during a lesson. It provides teachers with the real-time feedback they need to be sure their messages are being received. eClicker leverages the hardware already in the hands of many students providing a polling solution for the classroom.

The Answer Pad: FREE
An ideal tool for your flipped or blended classroom. The interactives provide six different ways to take a snapshot of student understanding in the classroom.  Draw feature allows students to draw their answer or annotate on a customisable template such as an axis or graph paper or your own custom graphics.

Show of Hands: FREE
Show of Hands is an easy-to-use real-time polling tool. Use the powerful SOH engine to ask your own questions. With it, you can get anonymous answers and have instant discussions with your own work teams, friends, fellow hobbyists or fans, classmates, family members, customers.

Polltogo: FREE
Create a quick poll or quiz on the go. Each polltogo poll has a unique short URL and QR code that you can share with your students, audience, readers, etc., for instant feedback on any topic or question. Voting/Participation in polls you create can done using ANY mobile device, tablet or desktop browser.

PollDaddy: FREE
Engage your survey respondents with Polldaddy for iOS -they'll enjoy the intuitive interface for responding to your questions and the speed of the application. Checkboxes, dropdown menus and text fields have all been optimized for your iPad or iPhone's touchscreen.

Vote Kiosk: FREE
Vote Kiosk improves every stage of the voting process in a classroom. This mobile app streamlines the voting process by improving voting organization, encouraging student participation, and enhancing data management. Vote Kiosk ensures reliable, fast, and convenient voting/survey activities.

iResponse: $0.99 AU
The iResponse is an intuitive and easy to use classroom responder system that allows for in-the-moment student-teacher interaction. Works with a stand-alone network router. iResponse provides teachers with the ability to integrate the iDevice into their class sessions, creating an interactive learning experience.

Poll Runner: FREE
PollRunner lets you instantly create, serve and manage polls from your iPad.  This is an app for running pop-quizzes in classrooms or asking for feedback at different touch-points. Simply create your poll and invite participants. Respondents submit their votes online through any modern web browser.

Polar: FREE
Polar is a super-fast and fun way to collect and share opinions on just about anything -- no matter where you are. Quickly create great looking polls and let anyone vote or share them privately in chat. Use your own photos or search the Web for the perfect image. You can instantly see new votes and comments on your polls.

TapPoll: $2.99 AU
TapPoll is a quiz and polling app for iDevices. It can be used for studying or even polling in the classroom. Polls are for live, instant feedback. The results of a poll are graphed instantly on as responses are being made on the devices. This is great for classroom feedback.

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