Geometry homework tonight was:
At home or school, take three pictures of objects that fit the following descriptions
1) not a polygon
2) polygon with 3-5 sides
3) polygon with 6+ sides
Upload them to a Google Drive folder shared with everyone in the class and rename the image with the name of the polygon shown
It took me under five minutes to set up the tech side of this assignment (including collecting Gmail addresses with a Google Form during class and sharing the folder), and perhaps another five minutes to explain to students what they needed to do.
The end result: a folder full of real pictures (some good, others not, but none of them provided by me) that we are going to (hopefully) have a good discussion about tomorrow.
Last year, I wouldn’t have been able to do this without a lot of hassle, and two years ago, it wouldn’t even have crossed my mind to try it. Say what you will, but mobile technology is a game changer.