2013’s third most read post is about an update to my most popular project, homework choice. Stay tuned in 2014 for how these updates are going in my class – including one student’s feedback call to Nescafe.
The homework choice approach is probably my most popular idea ever (it’s a toss-up between that and the YouTube commercials quizzes). Read about the original idea and browse lots of updates using the choice tag.
I just updated my list and its format (and stole a name for it from Bethanie Drew @lovemysummer). I used to say that one option was as good as another, but then a teacher using the idea put her options on a point system, and I thought, that’s exactly what I need to do. Some of these are too easy for AP students (the only class I formally teach at the moment) and some of them the students should do but never do because they don’t plan ahead or make the effort. So, I’ve changed the rules. Students have to do a minimum of 3 points’ worth of activities per week. They can accumulate extra points to “buy” a week off. And they must do one of the five-point activities, which are all community connections (a requirement by the College Board for AP Spanish classes), once per quarter.
I’m also learning InDesign for some projects I’m working on so I took advantage of this update to play around with InDesign. Here’s the new document – what do you think?
Foto: Marta Maduixa