Great formative assessment/alternative to writing an essay to check student understanding on a character from a story or historical figure. This assignment can be adapted to many different lessons and age groups. I used it with my 6th grade class on an assignment requiring students to analyze primary resources on Hammurabi's Code and form an opinion on whether it was just or not. They were given the choice of writing an essay or designing the I phone in a way that used evidence from the documents to support their opinion. 100% of my students chose this assignment and enjoyed it!