AnswerGarden is a free and easy way to get quick, formative feedback from a group or to conduct a group brainstorm. It would be a great way to get an understanding of student attitudes and preconceived ideas about a topic. It arranges the answers in an artful word wall type of arrangement.
This is best for questions that have short answers. It will not work well for asking questions that require more than a word or short phrase to answer.
Role of Technology
Teachers can create their own AnswerGardens on the web, and students can easily respond using any internet-connected device without needing any login names or passwords. Management of AnswerGardens is simple, and they can also be embedded into websites and blogs to gather answers from students.