5 Popular Apps to Gather Student Feedback

Below is a collection of some different iPad apps that you can use to gather feedback, run quick formative assessments, initiate instant question polls and more!

1- Socrative for iPad/ Android

socrative student socrativeSocrative lets teachers engage and assess their students with educational activities on tablets, laptops and smartphones. Through the use of real time questioning, instant result aggregation and visualization, teachers can gauge the whole class’ current level of understanding. Socrative saves teachers time so the class can further collaborate, discuss, extend and grow as a community of learners.

newnearpod2- Nearpod for iPad/ Android


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3- Plickers for iPad/ Android 

Plickers is a powerfully simple tool that lets teachers collect real-time formative assessment data without the need for student devices. Just give each student a card (a “paper clicker”), and use your iPhone or iPad to scan them for instant checks-for-understanding, exit tickets, and impromptu polls. Best of all, your data is automatically saved, student-by-student, at plickers.com.

Screen Shot 2015-03-17 at 6.22.23 PM4- BubbleSheet for iPad/ Android
BubbleSheet allows students to take assignments, tests, quizzes, and common formative assessments using an iPod, iPad, or iPhone. Teachers can easily create and upload an assessment/assignment in any format (Word, PDF, etc) and deliver them automatically to the device.
iclicker5- iClicker for iPad/ Android
iClicker is a formative assessment tool and student response system. Answer i>clicker polling questions on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch! i>clicker GO is a mobile classroom response app that provides the same basic functionality as the popular i>clicker student response remote on your iOS device.

What are some of you favourite apps for gathering student feedback? Leave your comments below!

2 thoughts on “5 Popular Apps to Gather Student Feedback”

  1. Check out Ping Pong as well. This is a free app and you can get instant student feedback. Students don’t need an account or email address to sing up. You also don’t need to set the content before hand. Ask a question and get instant feedback.


  2. I also use Ping Pong. You can create your own class name to use each time so it is easy for students to log in. I like the various ways students can respond. You can create multiple choice questions, true and false, text, and open response where they can add a photo from the camera, the camera role, or a screen shot of another app. THe responses can be easily shared on the smartboard. Using this app has helped with student engagement, attention, and accountability during lessons. I can adjust my instruction during the lessons as I instantly see where the students are in their understanding. I can ask any question and choose how I would like them to respond. With the click of the button student responses can be made anonymous or names shown. After the lesson the student responses can be sent to your Evernote account.

    Another good one I have recently started using is Kahoot. It has helped with student engagement and provides feedback about student understanding. There is no app but you can add a link to your home screen on the ipad by visiting Kahoot.it You can create multiple choice quizzes or choose from ones others have created for all subjects and grades. Students log in with a class code and answer questions for points. It is competitive but the students enjoy that aspect and is fun to use once in a while. My students get very excited when we use Kahoot. I use it to start a lesson as a warm-up or for review. As a next step I would like to have students create their own quizzes on different subject areas for the class.


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