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I have twin 13 year old sons who just finished Grade 8 in Australia. When they got iPad Minis for their birthdays, I saw an opportunity to use EN to improve my visibility of their homework & study. I created a shared notebook with each of them called <NAME'S> HOMEWORK & STUDY. We worked out a model where they had to either do their homework straight into EN every afternoon or, if they had a worksheet or book they had to write in, they would take a photo of the finished work into EN. As the notebooks would sync as soon as they had completed the work, I no longer had to ask if they had done their homework each day - from my office I could simply check EN. If the homework wasn't there, it hadn't been done. Not surprisingly, their homework got done! It also gave us an easy way to review on weekends. I also showed them how to use Peek to memorize definitions and maths laws. When they start Grade 9 in a month, I know EN will be a huge part of their study routine this year.

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I have twin 13 year old sons who just finished Grade 8 in Australia. When they got iPad Minis for their birthdays, I saw an opportunity to use EN to improve my visibility of their homework & study. I created a shared notebook with each of them called <NAME'S> HOMEWORK & STUDY. We worked out a model where they had to either do their homework straight into EN every afternoon or, if they had a worksheet or book they had to write in, they would take a photo of the finished work into EN. As the notebooks would sync as soon as they had completed the work, I no longer had to ask if they had done their homework each day - from my office I could simply check EN. If the homework wasn't there, it hadn't been done. Not surprisingly, their homework got done! It also gave us an easy way to review on weekends. I also showed them how to use Peek to memorize definitions and maths laws. When they start Grade 9 in a month, I know EN will be a huge part of their study routine this year.

 

Wow!  I think that's an excellent idea!  Congrats!

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