Digital Homework Calendar

With so many ways to communicate with students about assignments and reminders, I found that the most useful way for me is Google docs. I post it on Google Classroom under the Stream feature (which I only use for announcements and this), and they can access it anytime anywhere. It also forces students to check instead of me having to write it on the board daily or remind them. Moreover, it allows students who are absent to keep up. Finally, it keeps me accountable as I have the homework assigned for the week. Happy Tinkering!

What you need:

  • familiarity w/ Google Docs
  • familiarity w/ Google Classroom

Step 1 Open a New Google Doc

Save your Google doc with the Subject followed by HW Calendar.

Step 2 Insert Table

Select Insert. Then, select Table. Finally, Highlight the first five rows and two columns for a 5X2 Table.

Step 3 Fill out row 1

On the first row, Type in the Day and Date for each column. See below.

Step 4 Fill out row 2

On the second row, start typing in the homework assignments or reminders for that week.

I worked on this during my winter break, so I color coded my units ❤

Step 5 Upload to Google Classroom

Go the Stream section. Select the text box to open your Drive.

Search your HW Calendar. Select Add.

Select Post.

I keep the HW Calendar on the top of my stream.

You are done! No more what’s our homework 🙂

Published by Noemi Gonzalez

I'm an experienced high school English teacher sharing best practices to inform, to inspire and to reflect on my own craft. Love implementing new ideas and efficient systems that make teaching manageable. Teachers need a surmountable amount of support to help them survive, and every year comes with its own challenges. When I am not teaching or creating, I love hiking, running, anything outdoorsy! I am also a mother of two boys, one in college the other in his last year of middle school. Hope you can utilize what I create and share on this platform.

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