Update 3/7/17: All funding for this opportunity has been fully applied to eligible projects, and no more projects or donation can benefit from this offer. We loved seeing the creative and innovative ways that teachers are reimagining homework! We'll update this page if more funding becomes available.
Here are the 5 winners--congrats to each of them!
- “Is This Cooking Really My Homework?
- Students Explore Genetics at Home
- Science in the House!
- Homegrown Vegetable Study
- Family Design Challenge Part 2: Self-Driving Cars Using Ozobots!
Cards Against Humanity cares deeply about homework innovation, learning through play, and hands-on experiences wants to inspire you to come up with new and innovative ways to engage students after or outside of school. They’re committed to supporting your off-the-wall, never-been-done-before ideas and are excited to see what creative ideas you come up with. That’s why they’re supporting homework innovation projects with their Anonymous Homework Innovation Challenge and 2X Match offer!
One project per teacher will be considered for the Innovation Challenge, and if more than one project qualifies for this offer, we'll consider your first project for the Challenge. The 5 teachers with the 5 most innovative projects will each win a $1,000 DonorsChoose.org gift card!
Here’s how to qualify:
- Enter the campaign code HOMEWORK to be considered for the Innovation Challenge
- Create a project that will encourage students in new and different ways outside of what’s normally assigned as homework, such as but not limited to:
- Start an after-school science club
- Give hands-on homework. For example:
- Building materials for students to build a structure in their yard
- Shadow boxes for students to collect leaves
- Tape recorders or journals so students can interview family members
- Clay so students can sculpt at home with their siblings
- Recipes so students can cook a meal from another culture with their families
- See the example projects below to get your innovative juices flowing!
- Create a library of books or games that students can check out and take home
- Take your students on after-school field trip
- See the example projects and rubric below to get your innovative juices flowing
- Keep your total project goal under $1,250
If your project meets the criteria above, you’ll see the match offer applied as soon as your project’s live. Matching donations will continue as long as funding remains, and our judges will use the rubric below to begin reviewing eligible projects on January 20, 2018.
Need inspiration? Here are some of our favorites so far:
- Family Engagement Backpacks from Ms. Pavolik
- Legos to Learn from Mrs. Wheeler
- Read to Me from Mrs. Kapps
- STEM After-School Lego Club from Mrs. Meyer
- Family Game Night from Mrs. Henderson
FAQ on the Homework Innovation Challenge
Q: Did this Innovation Challenge used to have an anonymous funder?
A: Yes! As part of their six-day holiday giving campaign, Cards Against Humanity launched this Innovation Challenge anonymously in late November. On the fourth (non-consecutive) day of their campaign, they revealed that they are the anonymous funder supporting hundreds of amazing ideas to innovate homework. We love all the amazing ideas our teachers have submitted so far!
Q: My project was fully funded through this Innovation Challenge. When my students write thank you notes, I'm worried about addressing them to Cards Against Humanity, since I wouldn't want my students to partake in the game. Any ideas?
A: Congrats on your fully funded project! You're welcome to have your students address their thank yous to "Dear Donor" or "Dear Friend."