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T4L blog - Apple iPad formative assessment and feedback tips

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iPad can be an incredibly powerful tool for supporting formative assessment and feedback in the classroom. Capture a photo or a video, annotate an image, record an idea with the microphone or create an illustration with Apple Pencil or your fingers - these are just some of the ways you can provide meaningful feedback or inform next steps. Get started and spark new ideas with this collection of resources. 


Scaffold and support learners with Apple Classroom  

This free tool allows you to see your students screen, receive pieces of work and open or lock apps.  

Ideas for using Clips 

Students can create videos that show their understanding easily with Clips. What about a History Mystery, a piece of Personalised Poetry, Visualised Vocabulary or practice of language? Explore these ideas and more on Apple Teacher.  

Capture formative assessment with Apple's Learn at Home with iPad Journal  

Even though students are now learning back in the classroom, Apple's Learn at Home with iPad Journals have great ideas on how to have magical, mobile learning experiences with iPad. 


Spark ideas with workshops or chat with an expert  

Join a formative assessment webinar on iPad with T4L 

Sign up for this T4L workshop about formative assessment on iPad on Wednesday 29 July. It’s full of practical ideas that you can integrate into your classroom practice. 

Chat with an expert with 1:1 online coaching  

Book a free, online coaching session with an Apple Professional Learning Specialist. These trained teachers can help you make the most of the iPads or Macs in your classroom - and can speak with confidence to creating feedback and formative assessment opportunities. 

Free virtual conferences  

Learn how to create engaging videos with Clips as milestones or formative assessment or create opportunities for Active Learning with these free online workshops.