Get Out of Jail Free!
On the first day of a course, I give each student a “Get Out of Jail Free” card. They can use the card anytime throughout the semester for the following reasons:
- Bad quiz/assignment score – redeeming the card will allow them to receive all points for the assignment
- Forgot to do an assignment – redeeming the card will allow them to be able to turn in the assignment for points
- Came to class late (my students lose all of their points for the day if they come late or leave early)
- Electronic device use (if their phone or tablet “chirps” for a text message or voice message during class – they lose all their points for the day – side note: if my phone “chirps” – everyone in the class gets two extra credit points!)
- Students can NOT redeem the card for any examination.