What’s For Homework?

Are you tired of parents bugging you about homework after school hours? If so, hear me out. Imagine about your longest day at work, and you’re finally home to enjoy quality time with your children or family members. Yet some parents are trying to Class Dojo you that their child forgot his/her homework at school. Or better yet, that their child doesn’t know what’s for homework. What should you do? Your students need a copy of the homework right away and you’re not anywhere near a computer to email a copy to them.

Image of a Google Calendar embedded into a Weebly website.

By linking your homework assignments into your Google Calendar, and then embedding your calendar into your Weebly website, parents can have access to homework assignments 24/7.

My solution to this problem is very simple.  First, make sure that all your homework files are all digital copies in your google drive. If not, scan them and put it in your drive right now. Second, make sure that you create a free website.  In my case, I decided to use Weebly and share with my grade level. Next create a Google Calendar and link all the daily homework assignments to it. Within this Google Calendar, you can also add upcoming events and project due dates. Then link the calendar to your online class website.  

From this point on, you can direct the parents to your website to see and download the homework assignments. If parents have their children’s school gmail or any @stocktonusd.org account, they will be able to access the assignments right away. If they only have a regular gmail account, parents will have to request permission and google will send you a notification to your phone to allow the sharing for parents. With only a tap on your phone, homework assignments will be shared, and you can get back quickly to enjoy time with your family.

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