Documenting Missing Homework

 

Students can get a tad forgetful so I wanted to share a tip that has helped manage the homework routine and document missing homework in the classroom. Let me begin by noting that every school is different. Some teachers and schools do not approve of homework and that is perfectly fine. At my district, homework is a requirement because the parents request it. To make it as easy on myself as possible, I give homework once a week. Homework is given on a Monday and the packet is due the following Monday.

 

If you keep up with my blog, then you know I love using QR codes in the classroom to help alleviate the paperwork.

Not sure what I am talking about?

I wrote about documenting restroom breaks which you can read more about {here}

I created a google doc that looked like this:

Need a classroom management idea to help document missing homework? Check out this QR Codes homework management routine that scans to keep documentation of missing homework. A great way to integrate technology in the classroom!

Again, the reason that I created a google doc to look like this is because I give the homework packet on Monday. Therefore, I like to document how long it takes the kids to bring in their homework if they don’t turn it in on Monday.

I run a classroom economy in my room. One of the kids is “Homework Manager” S/He is in charge of checking the {turn in box} for missing homework on Monday. For those that do not turn it in, s/he reminds the kids (monitors) them to make sure that they scan the QR code and fill out the google doc.

All of the responses are stored on my drive. If you click control F when the document is up, you can search for a student’s name. Next to each name is a time stamp with the date/time. This is an excellent tool to pull up if needed when discussing a child to their parent.

My favorite part:

It’s all digital

I can’t lose it

& I lose A LOT of things! ha

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To see more of my classroom economy products {click here}

As the end of the school year came to a close, I reflected on this method and thought about how I could improve on this idea. I wanted this method to be more than an ‘I gotcha’ poster on the wall, and turn it into a celebration of their hard work. Thus, I intertwined this documentation with a homework club.

Need a classroom management idea to help document missing homework? Check out this QR Codes homework management routine that scans to keep documentation of missing homework. A great way to integrate technology in the classroom!

The idea is basically the same with a slight spin. Their student number will stay in their slot until their homework is either late or not turned in. After each month, I will look and see whose number is still in their slot and award then {dojo points} that will also turn into money for our {classroom store}.

If you would like to snag this editable homework club

{click here}

There are editable templates with multiple color schemes. There is also a step by step tutorial for creating your own QR code to add in your product.

I hope this was a Peppy Zesty idea for you!

Amber

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