Who Uses This Software?

Daycare, Pre-K, K-4, Sports and Afterschool programs and camps.


Average Ratings

7 Reviews
  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall
  • 4 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 4 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $12.00/year/user
    See pricing details
  • Pricing Details
    Free Staff And Visitor Attendance App Module
  • Free Version
    Yes
  • Free Trial
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
    Mobile - iOS Native
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    Live Online
    In Person
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • GoPad Secure Technologies
  • www.gopadsecure.com/
  • Founded 2016
  • United States

About GoPad for Schools

GoPad Secure For Apple Ipad App For Classrooms With Administrator Dashboard provides attendance, child security and communication solution for lower schools, pre-k and camps. Get mobile and cloud access to student's critical information including medical needs and caregiver information. Administrators see current classroom status of each student: in, out, or absent. Logs are kept for easy reporting. Text and email alerts are included for daily use and special blasts.


GoPad for Schools Features

  • Attendance Management
  • Blank Student Monitors
  • Class Summary
  • Collaboration
  • Gradebook
  • Individualized Assessments
  • Lesson Plan Management
  • Screen Activity Recording
  • Test Building
  • View Student Monitors

GoPad for Schools Reviews Recently Reviewed!


Very insightful, the functionality of it leaves more to be desired when it comes to data entry.

Mar 26, 2018
5/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Keeping track of who has custody and when each child comes in and out of our care with a log that can be printed for our records.

Cons: The data entry is too limiting. Also if the data glitches and transposes everything to be the same, there seems to be no way to fix this.

Vendor Response

by GoPad Secure Technologies on March 28, 2018

Dear Stephanie, thank you for your review. Data entry or modification to existing records is limited to ensure data is preserved for your reporting needs. We have a solution to your problem and will contact you directly.

The rep came out and was very nice, and very professional. Really understood the platform.

Mar 23, 2018
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
2 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: The way it looks and actually operate is very nice. The functions that were available were very smooth

Cons: Unfortunately, this is not ready for prime time. It lacks the features that really necessary to make this usable. The rep said they were working on stuff, but unfortunately, we need that stuff now. I think in a few years it will be awesome! But it does need to get onto mobile devices quickly. Currently does not.

Vendor Response

by GoPad Secure Technologies on March 27, 2018

Rod, thanks for your review. The GoPad is designed specifically for Ipad (tablet) that is left at school. Since security is a key goal of the attendance app we designed the app to be used on a device owned by the school or program. We believe security may be at risk if users access children and families information using their personal devices such as smart phones. We have also designed GoPad to be a low cost app and database. We believe the value for money proposition is unbeatable.

Easy to use, great UX design.

Mar 23, 2018
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Simple and reliable. I love the easy check in and check out process for admin and teachers. The program is very responsive and nicely laid out.

Cons: Has great potential to include more features. The student profile can use more customization in the required fields. I wish the mass message function can be customized to individual organization's logo and design.

Vendor Response

by GoPad Secure Technologies on March 27, 2018

Karl, thanks for your review. We continue to add more features and keep the app affordable for any user. The mass message function is a key feature that will continue to improve and will consider your suggestion as we move forward.

GoPad is an easy, organized, and efficient way to set up a school safety program that works!

Mar 20, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: We had a meeting with customer service directly at our school while we were in the process of setting up GoPad. During our meeting, customer service team seemed responsive to all of our concerns and the company seems to value the input of its customers rather than selling the product and then making the customer deal with any issues that arise.

Cons: As the person responsible for collecting and inputting much of the data, I found it difficult to collect much of this info from the parents. It would have been easier to set up very basic profiles for each student and have parents fill in the rest of the information.

Overall: A digital database of information available at out fingertips and easy to use and search. The ability to mass-communicate to all of our parents using text and email.

Mostly positive! Efficient! Helps end of the year attendance summaries easy to acquire!

Jul 20, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: -Simplicity
-Easy to use
-Saves Time
-Creates a safer environment with the attendance being known throughout the school

Cons: -The program will consistently pause to do updates or freeze to load when I have parents trying to checkout at dismissal.
-I have had parents complain that even after going through the correct steps, they are still not receiving e-mail notifications when their child is picked up

Vendor Response

by GoPad Secure Technologies on March 27, 2018

David, thank you for your review. The school must choose to use the attendance alert function and invite parents to choose this option. This is a choice for your school administrator. The app will update the server when connection to the internet is established. We believe all of your comments about load time or freezing at dismissal have been resolved.

The system is fantastic-easy to use and efficient. It gets rid of tons of paper!

Jul 13, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Parents can sign in and out easily. It's easy to add information. It generates reports. It meets Health department requirements and improves safety for our children. Being on an iPad, we can easily take photos of all caregivers to add to their contact information. Besides attendance, if we go on a field trip or need to leave the building, all contact information and health information is right there for each child. The support is wonderful if we have questions or problems.

Cons: As we only have one IPad per class, It can take a bit of time at dismissal for parents to sign out and sometimes they get impatient but that's so much less important than all the positives.

Overall: I have already lusted them

I was worried

Jul 13, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Ease of use, quick response and assistance when needed. Easy way to see who/ how many students are still signed in/out

Cons: It moves the names/photos around so they are in a different order when I go to sign out a child. When this happens I sometimes hit the wrong person to pickup and therefore I need to go back

Overall: Ability to see attendance with a quick glance of the screen