As we read our book, Wonder, we needed to complete a Character Analysis on Via, the main character's sister. I already had the page set up prior to the lesson and I just wanted my students to "Comment" on the blog when they discovered new character traits for her. (See my students' comments here.)
Ideally, my students would type quotes that provide evidence of the trait along with the page number, but since we are reading it whole-class on our projector, we were unable to allow for that.
This particular character is not fully-developed at this point in the story, so this assignment was really challenging for my students. They really had to analyze the events in the text to find something that they could use. I liked seeing them think hard for this activity, because earlier in the week they had no trouble doing a Character Analysis of Julian, a more developed character.
My students had little trouble using the iPads for this activity, but the projector did limit my students' to what they remembered from the text instead of being able to look through the book to find information. Ultimately, I think that was a positive, however, since it takes quite a bit of time to let children look back through a book for specific information when they have some of that information memorized.