What's on the Exam?
Before our house exams, as well as discussing the exam in class, I put details on the website of what topics will be on the exam, what project work is required and when it's due. I also give an outline of the exam (short questions, long questions etc) and guidelines on time management.
This is a simple one that makes a big difference, especially for the weaker students.
What did we do in class today?
This idea was inspired by Noel Cunningham who wrote about it here. I create a Google Sheet where I can write a short summary of what we did in class and what our homework was. I've also started providing links to the homework if possible and to other webpages with tutorials related to the homework.
How to do it?