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Teachers are always looking for ways to check for understanding, record student work, etc. Students also move at different paces. For example, in math, some students grasp concepts faster than others. Rather than hold these students back from independent practice, allow them to continue with independent practice and still give them feedback.
Classwork allows for students to work at their own pace, while still allowing teachers to see their students' progress in real-time. Teachers can give feedback to each of their students on their iPad, which shows up only on that individual student's iPad. Another great thing is that lessons are not deleted unless you choose to delete them.
When using Classwork and logged in as a teacher, you can create different classwork assignments for your students. You create questions and can give answers with or without hints. You can type or draw/write them. Each question is given its own whiteboard. When students are finished with a question, they can move onto the next questions with a nice, clean whiteboard to show their work.
For students to log in to the questions for the day, they simply enter in the unique code and then their name. They will then see the questions you have written out in advance. Students have the option to write or erase things on their digital whiteboards.
Teachers can see students working at their own pace. Each question is currently in a column with each student having a row across. You can see their responses because it will show up on your screen in real-time. If they have not gotten to a question, you'll see a icon on their tile. You can click on a student's response and it will then fill your screen. You can give students feedback on their responses. It will be different colored writing so that your students can differentiate your writing from theirs. The feedback to students will only show up on their iPad and you can help highlight their strengths and where they might need extra support.
Classwork is an app that is still in development, but I have the privilege of piloting with my first graders. While the app is preparing for an App Store launch , they are making tweaks to make sure it is a product that teachers are going to love. And I have to tell you, my class and I are already loving this product.
Be on the lookout for this product on the App Store in the spring. Make sure to follow them on twitter at https://twitter.com/classworkco