If your pupils are reluctant to check and edit their own work, or you are looking for a new take on peer assessment and you have access to a projector, laptopPC and digital camera, then try this.
As pupils work in a lesson, draft writing for example, take a snapshot of their work with a digital camera. Connect the camera to your laptop and display the images instantly on the whiteboard.
Use the interactive facilities of your whiteboard to work together as a class to improve the draft.
Pupils like to see their handwriting projected on a large screen and enjoy the idea of getting instant and important feedback.
Josephine Smith is deputy head at Long Field High School in Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire.