OH MY HOMEWORK provides a series of tools that scaffold learning for kids. The English menu provides examples that help kids make sense of conventions like past and present tense. In the physics menu kids can plug in a variety of homework problems around topics including kinematics, dynamics, work, power, and energy. The chemistry menu lists each of the elements in the periodic table. Kids can select an element and the app lists details such as the number of valence electrons and the oxidation state for each element.
Unfortunately, Oh My Homework also does some of the thinking for kids. In speed problems users are first asked, \"What do you want to calculate\" If a user selects time, the tool rearranges the equation to solve for it. Additionally, it doesn't show kids steps for rearranging an equation. In most physics classes students are expected to do this work themselves. For true homework help, other tools like Desmos, can support kids with their math and science homework while also providing opportunities for collaboration with a teacher and other students. And even apps like Socratic, that could potentially lead to cheating, have some learning resources included. So, it's best to skip this one and look elsewhere.
Start right away. Just because it's called \"homework\" doesn't mean you have to do it at home. Use study periods or other extra time in your school day. The more you get done in school, the less you have to do at night.
Budget your time. If you don't finish your homework at school, think about how much you have left and what else is going on that day. Most high-school students have between 1 and 3 hours of homework a night. If it's a heavy homework day, you'll need to devote more time to homework. It's a good idea to come up with a homework schedule, especially if you're involved in sports or activities or have an after-school job.
Find a quiet place to focus. The kitchen table was OK when you were younger and homework didn't require as much concentration. But now you'll do best if you can find a place to get away from noise and distractions, like a bedroom or study.
Avoid studying on your bed. Sit at a desk or table that you can set your computer on and is comfortable to work at. Park your devices while you study. Just having your phone where you can see it can be a distraction. That makes homework take longer.
Collect EVERYTHING you will need for the homework you are working on (like your laptop for writing assignments and pencils for problem sets). Getting up for supplies takes you off course and makes it that much harder to get back to your homework.
In the 17 years that I have been teaching, homework and late work policies have come up more than a time or two during staff meetings. Over that same period, I have never had the same school policies for more than five years at a time.
Homework, in particular, has always been a hot button topic in education. After decades of debate, you can still go on Twitter today and be part of chats around homework policy or engage in conversation with others about whether homework really makes much difference in learning.
In addition, we hoped that students would also see that completing classwork and homework had importance too. Below is the late work policy that has been in place for the last two years, plus the grading categories we use.
Your 2 quotes closing the article are spot on! I have developed my homework strategy as follows: Late homework is accepted for the entire grading period, with a 1-grade deduction for ANY late work. This seems fair to those who finish on time, as well as not crushing the grades of those who truly care.
I have had those students in the past who would get nothing but high marks on tests and quizzes, but never turned in one shred of homework. That student saw no value in it and they were a very smart individual. They have since gone on to be a successful individual in life.
Interesting article. I like the homework policy. However, it seems that in courses such English and History, which have long-term projects/writing assignments, that they would deserve their own category on the rubric, and their own policy. I completely agree that if it is a quarter-long project, it is ridiculous to give a 0% for being a day or two late. However, if the students are given class time to work on the project, and little deadlines throughout to keep students on track, then that work would be counted toward homework/classwork grade. BTW I separate classwork from homework grade.
Thank you for your thoughts. We do have a homebase/advisory class. Part of that class is students getting some homework time. We are also incorporating more time into their exploratory classes as well next semester.
I teach 6th grade math. I do not have any major projects, mostly homework, quizzes & tests. For late homework, I take off 10% per day for every day that the assignment is late. All assignments for that chapter must be turned in by the day of the test or the grade is a zero.
Due to the nature of college schedules, students often have classes MWF and different classes on Tuesday and Thursday. As a result, they do their MWF homework on Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday in preparation for the following day. Rather than do that. Do your Monday homework, Monday; Tuesday homework, Tuesday; Wednesday homework, Wednesday and so on.
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\"The dog ate my homework\" (or \"My dog ate my homework\") is an English expression which carries the suggestion of being a common, poorly fabricated excuse made by schoolchildren to explain their failure to turn in an assignment on time. The phrase is referenced, even beyond the educational context, as a sarcastic rejoinder to any similarly glib or otherwise insufficient or implausible explanation for a failure in any context.
The excuse for the brevity of the document did not become the punchline for another 18 years. The first use of the phrase recorded by the Oxford English Dictionary was in 1929, in an essay in the British newspaper The Guardian: \"It is a long time since I have had the excuse about the dog tearing up the arithmetic homework.\" This suggests it had been in use among students for some time prior to that.
It was first reported in an American context in 1965. Bel Kaufman's bestselling comic novel, Up the Down Staircase, published that year, includes two instances where the protagonist's students blame their failure to complete their assignment on their dogs. In a section written as drama early in the book, one student refers to \"a terrible tragedy ... My dog went on my homework!\" Later, a list of excuses includes \"My dog chewed it up\" and \"the cat chewed it up and there was no time to do it over.\"
The phrase became widely used in the 1970s. Young adult novelist Paula Danziger paid homage to it with the title of her 1974 debut, The Cat Ate My Gymsuit. Two years later Eugene Kennedy described Richard Nixon as \"working on the greatest American excuse since 'the dog ate my homework'\" in the Watergate tapes, and the following year John R. Powers had a character in his novel The Unoriginal Sinner and the Ice-Cream God reminisce about having used that excuse as a student. Lexicographer Barry Popik, who called it \"the classic lame excuse that a student makes to a teacher to cover for missing homework\", found citations in print increasing from 1976.
During the next decade, personal computers became more common in American households and schools, and many students began writing papers with word processors. This provided them with another possible excuse for missing homework, in the form of computer malfunctions. Still, \"the dog ate my homework\" remained common. In a 1987 article on this phenomenon, one teacher recalled to The New York Times that once a student had given him a note signed by a parent saying that the dog had eaten his homework. The following year President Ronald Reagan lamented Congress's apparent failure to pass that year's federal budget on time, \"I had hoped that we had marked the end of the 'dog-ate-my-homework' era of Congressional budgetry\", he told reporters on canceling a planned news conference to sign the bills, \"but it was not to be\". His use showed that the phrase had become more generalized in American discourse as referring to any insufficient or unconvincing excuse.
Use of the phrase in printed matter rose steadily through the end of the century. It leveled off in the early years of the 2000s, but has not declined. During the 2012 United States presidential campaign, Barack Obama's campaign used it to rebuke Mitt Romney for not participating in Nickelodeon's \"Kids Pick the President\" special. \"'The dog ate my homework' just doesn't cut it when you're running for president.\"
In 1989 the popular sitcom Saved By The Bell debuted. Its theme song included the line \"the dog ate all my homework last night\". Thus embedded in the American consciousness, it would be exploited for comic purposes in other television shows and comic strips.
It became an occasional running gag on The Simpsons, which also began airing that year, mostly playing off Bart's tendency to offer ridiculous excuses for all sorts of misconduct to his teacher Mrs. Krabappel. In a 1991 episode, a difficult day for Bart begins with Santa's Little Helper, the family dog, eating his homework. \"I didn't know dogs actually did that\", he says, and finds his teacher equally incredulous since he had used that excuse before. In a later episode, when the dog goes to work for the police, Bart must eat his own homework for the excuse to work. When Mrs. Krabappel begins dating Ned Flanders, the Simpsons' neighbor, at the end of the 2011 season, she sees Santa's Little Helper in the Simpsons' yard and asks if he is the dog who has eaten Bart's homework so many times. Bart's attempts to demonstrate this and thus lend credibility to his use of the excuse backfire. 153554b96e