Getting Organized

This week on Thursday and Friday (days 3 and 4), as IPads are rolling out, we’ll set up our study planning notebooks, and think about what we’ve done in the past to keep track of our work and what we may want to change this year. Remember, we all need a system for keeping track of our homework! 

When I was in middle school, there was only really one way to track homework: you’d write it down. The only  question was whether you’d write it in a calendar, a binder, or on a scrap of paper. I know I tried them all, with varying degrees of success.

Now at AES in 2017, there are many more options. Some students track homework by writing it into a hard copy calendar, such as the AES agenda. This is what I often do, myself. Others rely on electronic tools, such as Notes, Reminders, or Google Calendar. Some students simply check their ‘to-do’ list on Google Classroom each day. Every system has advantages and disadvantages. pic calenar

I thought it would be interesting to share with each other the systems we use for remembering what we have to do and when we have to do it. Please tell us what you do and why it your think it works for you in the comments below. If you are planning to use new tools this year, please share those as well. And while you’re at it, why not read what other students are doing? You might learn a new trick or two while you are at it. Don’t worry if you are new to AES middle school; we’ll be helping you find a system that works for you.

20 thoughts on “Getting Organized

  1. i use google classroom on check in all my classes at school, and do homework when i get home. I take photos on my ipad for notes an it helps me remember wat we did i class and how to do it.

  2. For me I use google classroom and a notebook to see everything i need to do for school and for google classroom i try to find the to-do list so i know when everything is due if i have as lot of hw the first thing i do is look at google classroom and as i said before if I use google classroom i look at the to-do list.

  3. I will put it in my IPad and in my Agenda cuz sometimes I might forget my agenda in my locker. I think it wil work perfectly cuz I always check in my agenda. And also I will make it pop up for the time I get home like a notification. And also I will most probably rember it in my brain. And when I do my homework its most of the time its on my IPad so Ill see it.

    • Kate, it sounds like you have a good plan AND a backup plan or two. I’m looking forward to seeing how this will work!

  4. I use google classroom to find my homework and sometimes i took picture of what teacher wrote. Sometimes i took picture of what teacher wrote to remember what i did during the class.

    • DongHan, it’s good that you employ more than one strategies. If you only use one strategy, you can sometimes forget!

  5. I used google classroom and email to know if I had a homework or asssignment… I usually did my homework at night and if I’m not busy then I’ll do it in the evening (sometimes, not always).

  6. Most of the time I use google classroom. Sometimes when I needto rmemeber to do soemthing I keep it as my home screen so that whenever I open my ipad I see what work needs to be doneand do it.

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