I was out wandering the Internet a few weeks ago, when I came upon musicuentos.com’s Homework Choices and I said, “OMG, I need that.”
I was looking for something in my college class to get them to have some other cultural experiences. I’ve tried different tactics in the past and most were not as successful as I would have wanted. (Read: Good intention, bad idea.) I was all over this homework choices. I particularly loved that some of the choices said listen or watch more than once.
First, I made my own French version which you can here here. I added a category for students who had had French before because they needed their own category. Then because I was no kinds of interested in actually counting up points, I created a Google Sheet that automatically adds up all their points. I used data validation to create a drop-down menu of the choices in that category. I shared the spreadsheet with students as “make a copy” so they could edit it. My goal was that the total number of points would be visible in the thumbnail in Google Classroom, but alas, this was not to be. (Maybe if I take out some of the rows at the bottom? I’ll try again next unit.) The students are required to do ten points for one unit or roughly every three weeks. I didn’t want them to have to do something every day, but a couple of times of week. This is more about pleasure and exploring the language.
Spreadsheet Template (You’ll be asked to make a copy)