I am new to Formative but as I am slowly discovering all its capabilities, I am planning on using the show your work option so my first year (college) students can take a photo of their chemistry pre-lab assignment (answers are in their lab notebook) during the first 10 minutes of the class. Since the submitted work is time-stamped, I can see if one submitted the work after or during the lab. We do a lot of wet chemistry exeriments and electronic devices are not allowed in the lab space and spending time fiddling with laptops or phones or tablets to answer questions at the beginning will reduce the time the students need to do the experiment of the day, so I had to rethink of another way and show your work might be the answer! I think this will work! Pre-lab assignment is not graded per-se but I would like to be able to monitor it without requiring me to collect and grade notebooks (at the beginning or end of class). I hope the uploading process is seamless and students will be able to do it in a few minutes. I am thinking of providing feedback to students’ work as well and I believe I can do that while I am in the lab!
To those who are already familiar with Formative, I am wondering if this will be a good idea?