Nearpod allows teachers to shoot out presentations - think Powerpoints made interactive - to their students' iPads. Content slides can be interspersed with embedded polls, quizzes, and drawing tools for in-the-moment formative assessment.
Yes, Nearpod turns a stand-and-deliver presentation into an interactive experience, with feedback tools embedded right in the middle of the presentation, viewed and responded to by each student via his or her iPad.
Teachers see the results in real-time, both in list form and graphically.
The kicker for me is the ability for poll or quiz results or sketches to be shared back to the students in real-time to encourage discussion, clarify misconceptions or elaborate upon a point of interest. (See Eric Mazur's work at Harvard on student response systems, turn & talk, and peer teaching)
As these teachers quickly realized, Nearpod allows for embedded formative feedback seamlessly woven into instruction. Students interact. Teachers make thinking visible and adjust instruction based on immediate feedback!