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The Dog Ate My Homework….

September 17, 2012

OH how we hanker after just one excuse for not doing an assignment. In the old days (perhaps a decade ago) all they had to do was hand in was an exercise book or a piece of paper, vulnerable yes, but they either had in their bag or they didn’t – if they didn’t – done or not done it was their responsibility! Nowadays – oh no – there’s a whole realm of virtual excuses, but most of them are as weak as “the dog ate my homework” here are a few.

The Dog Ate My Homework

No doubt there are many more excuses, but most can be answered with, BACK-UP, SAVE – USE THE CLOUD!

  • email it to yourself
  • use DropBox, SkyDrive, BoxNet, Google Docs or the college VLE
  • back up on data-stick, disc or on a system
  • print it out – there’s no substitute for a good old fashioned hard copy

Most of all it’s their responsibility, if we are going to flip this classroom, then they have to be as careful with the technology as they were with their satchel and their exercise book, that too was their responsibility!

Postscript

The little comic page was done on Comic Life, which used to be free when it was new to the net, as a consequence I spent an afternoon struggling with the old free version – on principle refusing to buy the full version and initially refusing to buy the iPad App but I gave in. The above was designed on the iPad App at £2.99 – well worth it although saving is a bit of mystery and I would advise you to work that out first as it crashed a couple of times when I was working lettering.

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