#101: Don’t Print Homework–Email it!

By third grade, students can email their homework to you rather than turn in all those pesky hard copies. No more lost work, no more dog-ate-their-homework, no more blaming their mom. They can use their own account or a parents. Once they learn how, it is automatic–and they love doing it this way.Here’s the lesson:

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Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-18 technology for 30 years. She is the editor/author of over a hundred tech ed resources including a K-12 technology curriculum, K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum. She is an adjunct professor in tech ed, Master Teacher, webmaster for four blogs, an Amazon Vine Voice, CSTA presentation reviewer, freelance journalist on tech ed topics, contributor to NEA Today, and author of the tech thrillers, To Hunt a Sub and Twenty-four Days. You can find her resources at Structured Learning.

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Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-18 technology for 30 years. She is the editor/author of over a hundred tech ed resources including a K-12 technology curriculum, K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum. She is an adjunct professor in tech ed, Master Teacher, webmaster for four blogs, an Amazon Vine Voice, CSTA presentation reviewer, freelance journalist on tech ed topics, contributor to NEA Today, and author of the tech thrillers, To Hunt a Sub and Twenty-four Days. You can find her resources at Structured Learning.

5 thoughts on “#101: Don’t Print Homework–Email it!

  1. In my experience, the hardest part about having students submit assignments digitally, has nothing to do with the students! 🙂

    1. There are so many directions I could take that! You’re right. I like emailing because it teaches them a skill they’ll use outside of school. So it’s worth a bit of stress and parental help to make it work. How did you have them digitally submit?

      1. I completely agree. I don’t use emailing though. I teach second and third grade. They all submit assignments via GAFE. So, they either share with me, complete a Google Form or submit via an assignment in Google Classroom. The biggest frustration is that it is not widely carried over in the regular classrooms. I’m working on it one small step at a time!

        1. I’m impressed–Google Forms with 2nd graders! I don’t usually see that. I agree about blending the tech tools into the traditional classes–always a struggle. It’s a little better each year, but so slowly!

          1. My goal for my students is to be fluent with Google Docs and Slides. They need to be able to share a document and choose the type of sharing rights they need. They also learn to use Google Drawings. Last year I was able to teach some third graders how to create a Google Site. Don’t think I’ll get to that this year for as many. However, I did have two second graders create Google Sites on their own soon after I introduced Drive and Docs! They constantly amaze me. Next year, I hope to have students create their own Google Forms. My overall goal is fluency in Google Drive, Docs and Slides so they can be the grassroots movers by pushing their teachers to use GAFE.

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