Make use of ‘Intangibles’
Intangibles are those pieces of work which aren’t really marked but are still really important. They count as homework, but they save you time because no feedback (or only limited feedback) is needed.
- Revising for tests and quizzes
- ‘Reading ahead’ prior to starting a new topic
- Completing a group presentation using software like Google® Slides (presumably, the kids would stand-up and present the presentation in class, allowing you to give real-time feedback verbally to them, in the moment)
- Automated systems, such as Educake, MyMaths and Lexia. Computer programmes like these assess the work for the students, saving you time. You may, however, wish to follow-up by keeping records and sharing some verbal feedback with your students.
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