T .iP.S.

Type of strategy: AssessmentBrainstorming and DiscussionCollaborationProcessingWriting and/or Reflection

Intended Audience: StudentsTeachers

Learning styles: EN: Extraversion and IntuitionES: Extraversion and SensingIN: Introversion and IntuitionIS: Introversion and Sensing

A tech based Think-Pair-Share activity called T (Think) iP (iPad) S (Share). 


  1. With learners seated in teams of 4, have them number them from 1 to 4.
  2. Announce a discussion topic or problem to solve. (Example: Which room in our school is larger, the cafeteria or the gymnasium? How could we find out the answer?)
  3. Give learners at least 10 seconds of think time to THINK of their own answer. (Research shows that the quality of learner responses goes up significantly when you allow "think time.")
  4. Learners choose an use an app to express their ideas on the topic or problem to solve.
  5. Ask learners to PAIR with their partner to discuss and share their creation.
  6. OPTIONAL: Have partners report out responses to group of four.
  7. OPTIONAL: Airplay creations for the whole class to see.


It is a great way to review, or as a pre-assessment to see what students are already coming to the table with. It is also a great way for students to use and experience a variety of diverse apps.

Submitted by: Nicole Butler