It's about a year ago that we posted the following Tweet:
Based on an idea via @ICT_MrP - Using Pic Collage app for peer assessment: pic.twitter.com/y5mbz9BniD— PrimaryIdeas (@PrimaryIdeas) November 26, 2014
We've continued to use this and recently realised we'd not added a blog post about the idea. So, here is is.
The idea came from reading a Tweet from Lee. Here's what we've done: Children complete their work, or at a point in their work, or at the end, and they take a photograph of it. Then, they pass the tablet containing the photo of their work to a peer, who can offer feedback directly onto the photo in Pic Collage. This could also be done as a self assessment or by an adult.
The key element of this is that the annotations can be placed directly onto the photograph of the work. In our classrooms, this has proven to be an engaging task for the peer undertaking the assessment and a useful form of feedback for the pupil receiving it back.
Tablets, apps, fonts and colours all add to the engagement and many pupils write more and more useful feedback as a result. Some like to call it 'Camouflaged Learning'.