First, to help with student self reflection, I created this document. The document will be used at the end of each station in my hybrid classroom. Students will also reflect on the work that they do outside of class. I want students to track the resources they used when stuck as well as reflect on how well they understood the assignment. I will be using this tool as a replacement for grading classwork and homework for completion. I will spot check student work occasionally, but for the most part it will be largely self reported. This assignment will be worth 5% of students' overall grade.
I also reevaluated how I would weight grades for my class. 85% of the grade will be standards based. These grades will come from performance on weekly cumulative quizzes. I already mentioned the 5% graded on completion and self reporting. The final 10% will be for performance tasks. These will be assignments completed in class that I grade for accuracy. Most of the time these will be projects, but it could include smaller assignments as well. I edited my syllabus and other first day documents to reflect these changes.
Next, I created a handful of fun practice activities to do with my students as alternatives to worksheets. I already blogged about those here:
Practice structures: chains
Practice structures: tarsia puzzles
Practice structures: board games
Practice structures: my ship sails
Practice structures: error analysis
Practice structures: color by number
Practice structures: old maid
Finally, I made a bunch of Desmos activities. I saw the tweets about #descon16 and decided to try my hand at it. These are my first attempts and I hope to edit them as well as create more as the year goes on. You can find the activities that I created by searching the Desmos Bank for my name under the author.