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#FormativeTech Spotlight: Check for Understanding with The Answer Pad

If you’re a regular follower of you already know that I love easy-to-use tools that check for understanding  in the classroom. A few years ago I was introduced to The Answer Pad and it’s a tool I used in my one-to-one iPad classroom. They’ve sure come a long way, adding plenty of cool features you’ll want to check out. I’m excited to share a special opportunity they are offering for the remainder of the school year! (scroll down)

Real-time Formative Assessment in a BYOD Classroom

The Answer Pad (TAP) is platform that has two tools for real-time formative assessment in a BYOD classroom. Interactive is a student response system, focusing on drawing and showing what you know. Answer Sheets is a grading solution for existing paper tests and quizzes. Teachers can access real-time data from a variety of detailed, online reports and a digital Portfolio of images. All of the information can be easily exported to your learning management system (LMS) or whereever you are storing student data.


The Answer Pad (TAP) is a free tool with a premium upgrade, but in March 2017 you can get this upgrade for free until the end of the school year. All you have to do is apply the coupon code: TAP_MARsp17 (the coupon must be applied before 3/31/17). With The Answer Pad you can gather information quickly from students to make instructional decisions to better support the students in your class. I used this tool with fifth grade students and it’s a great fit for a wide age range and any subject area. The YouTube video above gives you a quick overview but you’ll want to head to their website for more information on how to get started with this #FormativeTech tool.

Visit The Answer Pad’s website to learn more about this awesome #FormativeTech tool!

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