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Homework, Sleep, and the Student Brain

Homework, Sleep, and the Student Brain | Digital brain | Scoop.it
At some point, every parent wishes their high school aged student would go to bed earlier as well as find time to pursue their own passions -- or maybe even choose to relax. This thought reemerged as

 

Homework can be a powerful learning tool -- if designed and assigned correctly. I say "learning," because good homework should be an independent moment for each student or groups of students through virtual collaboration.

 

It should be challenging and engaging enough to allow for deliberate practice of essential content and skills, but not so hard that parents are asked to recall what they learned in high school. All that usually leads to is family stress.

 

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http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/10/14/practice-using-blogs-for-home-work-to-get-ict-skills-and-creativity/

 


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Dan Kirsch's comment, May 11, 2014 7:58 PM
You are welcome!
David Mireles's curator insight, May 13, 2014 8:51 AM

I think that this is a very good article when you are not in favor of homework. it staits really cleear some solutionsq that we could use to get rid of homework. Also, it was written by a reliable source. Lastly and most importantly it is in a very easy language to understand.

Alejandro mejia's curator insight, May 13, 2014 1:22 PM

This article focuses on the perspective of a history teacher talking about her opinion on school homework. Her opinion is against homework.  This article includes links to several articles about the topic which help the reader get a good  knowledge About the writing. This article also has good grammar.

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Study shows inactivity changes the brain, has harmful health ...

Study shows inactivity changes the brain, has harmful health ... | Digital brain | Scoop.it
Specifically, the brain changes were noted on rats; ones assessed after regular activity maintained their original brain structure and neurons but those that were inactive sprouted branches resembling tentacles.
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Neuroscience of Music – How Music Enhances Learning Through Neuroplasticity

Neuroscience of Music – How Music Enhances Learning Through Neuroplasticity | Digital brain | Scoop.it
Neuroscience research into the neuroscience of music shows musicians' brains are primed to distinguish meaningful sensory information from noise. Neuroscience of music discussed at NeuroscienceNews.com.
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How new ideas change your brain cells - Signs of the Times

How new ideas change your brain cells - Signs of the Times | Digital brain | Scoop.it
A new study has identified an important molecular change which takes place in the brain when we learn and remember (Brigidi et al., 2014). Learning changes the way a fatty acid in the brain attaches to a protein called ...
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Neuroplasticity: shape shift your brain | Wired Soup

Wrote a blog post for @wiredsoup — Neuroplasticity: shape shift your brain http://t.co/gSt6oFh6 // rewire the gray matter
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Survey into use of digital technology by culture organisations - Museums Association

Survey into use of digital technology by culture organisations - Museums Association | Digital brain | Scoop.it
Museums Association Survey into use of digital technology by culture organisations Museums Association Backed by Nesta, Arts Council England (ACE) and the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), the study aims to provide a detailed picture of...
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