Do you struggle to make homework meaningful for your students?
Looking for ways to make homework meaningful for your students? Then this infographic I found on Twitter is just right and near perfect for you. I watch social media closely and it's my job to share some of the hot topics on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and other outlets that teachers, principals, students, and parents are contributing.
Assigning homework for the sake of giving students homework is never a good idea. If there's no meaning behind the work, students can tell and will grow frustrated with trivial busy work. However, meaningful homework helps contribute to a student's learning process and will help them grow. Quizalize posted an infographic on Twitter that explains five ways teachers can make homework more meaningful. 4 O'clock Faculty created the graphic, which you can see below.
The key components of making homework meaningful are to make the assignments voluntary, differentiate the type of homework different students receive, create options for each student, allow the kids to create their own homework, and give students the chance to pursue their own areas of interest. Cool stuff, I think.
If you're looking for more information about homework help, then check out this article about homework assumptions teachers should try to avoid here.
Which of the five strategies have you used? Do you disagree with any of them? How have you created meaningful homework for your students in the past?
Tori Pakizer is the Social Media Editor at SimpleK12.com. She writes regularly about the use of educational technology in K-12 classrooms, and specializes in how teachers use Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and other social media. You can follow Tori and SimpleK12 on Twitter @SimpleK12. If you have ideas for using social media in schools, please send your information or tip to firstname.lastname@example.org.