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Ideally, you'll be teaching a class that has a healthy mix of cultural backgrounds, students who are avid participators, eager to learn, and blessed with inquisitive and self-motivated brilliance.

But, in real life, where the main motivating factor is YOU, I wish something different.

I wish a point system that you integrate to the class screen. (Yes, I also wish you a classroom with an LCD screen hooked up to a macbook, surround sound system, data projector, and X-box... all wi-fi, of course). But, the main thing is the point system.

Imagine a system that rewards students for participation. You've got a grid on the screen with students' names on the side; and across the top, a set of parameters that you can determine.
See, you can change these parameters everyday, if you like. Hell, you could (should) even let the students choose the parameters. Then, simply add or subtract points from each student's score, according to the pre-arranged parameters.
This system I wish for you, is on an app (of course), so you can update on your phone, from home, on the way to work, and the students, who get these updates in real time, have the chance to do something about their scores, thereby making homework into a voluntary activity, not an imposition.
That's what I wish for you. And if it doesn't already exist, let's build it.

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