Tasks is ideal for setting, monitoring, marking and recording homework. A teacher can set up multiple tasks in advance so that you don't have to remember to make them available, and never forget to set a homework again!
There are lots of options when setting a homework task so that teachers can configure the type of work they want to set, how long it will take and how much marking they want to do.
Some examples might include:
In his meta-analysis, John Hattie found that homework in secondary schools has a +0.64 effect size. That means when used appropriately it can have a significant impact on raising student attainment.
However, not all homework is equal. Research shows that 5-10 minutes spent practicing what has been taught has the same effect as 1-2 hours of work.
The highest impact is associated with rote learning, practice or rehearsal of subject matter; more task-orientated homework has higher effect than deep learning and problem solving. Overall, the more complex, open-ended and unstructured tasks have the lowest effect. Short, frequent homework closely monitored by teachers has more impact.
Hattie, J. (2008) Visible Learning: A Synthesis of over 800 Meta-Analyses Relating to Achievement. New York. Routledge.
There are four options for marking:
The type of marking can be changed at any time with a mixture also possible. For example, automatic marking of multiple-choice questions, AI marking of short answer questions and peer marking of the longer answer questions all within a single task.
Once the task has been marked and committed, it will appear in the mark book for both teachers and students. Green tasks were completed on time. Orange tasks were submitted after the deadline. Red tasks were not completed. If the work was not set for the student it will appear as an X.