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France considers ban on homework. Should the U.S.?

France considers ban on homework. Should the U.S.? | Homework | Scoop.it
Many kids (and parents) in the U.S. would love to see homework become a relic of the past, much like walking to school in the snow uphill – both ways.

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I think this is a great article for homework because it gives specific examples of real countries  doing something about Homework. It also  gives many quotes and perfect ideas for a great essay about homework. 

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CNN: Should schools eliminate homework?

Sarah Wessling and LZ Granderson tell Christine Romans that homework should be shifted away from 'busy work.'

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This video is very helpfull because it explains the thoughts of different  people. This video is convincing the people to put no homework. The thoughts are clear, it has examples, and it has good language. I think that CNN is a reliable source because it is a news chain world wide.

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Education: An End to Fear - Why Students Hate Homework

Traditional education focuses on assessment, giving students one chance to get their homework right. Games can provide immediate feedback and teach core prob...

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I think this video is a good resource because first it starts talking about homework cons, but then it starts giving solutions and ideas about overcoming the fear of doing homework.  Also it isn't long and it is not boring so people that see it will learn in a fun way.  Last but not least it will give you a lot of ideas and examples you can put in your persuasive essay.  
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Beth Dichter's curator insight, May 9, 2014 10:02 PM

This is the first of a series of videos being produced by ExtraCredit this month that explores why games can create changes in education. This one focuses on homework and how games allow you to fail and try again...and we know that students do try again...and again...and again. The second video in this series is called How Games Can Help People (by giving instantaneous feedback amongst other things). The link to that video is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pzmdx7ZL8OM.

Alejandro mejia's curator insight, May 13, 2014 1:07 PM

This source is useful cause it gives a reason to make homework a better opportunity to like it. And in the way it gives a why take it out and to still keep it. It also has a lot of star statements. That's what makes it a convincing video.

David Mireles's curator insight, May 15, 2014 8:28 AM

This video meets the standards set, it has apropiate language, it válida moverlo emocional words, it has proper grammar and spelling.

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How to Help Your Kids With Homework

How to Help Your Kids With Homework | Homework | Scoop.it
The nagging, the battles, the lost papers-do you dread school work as much as the kids do?

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This is a useful source because it explains many different small ideas about how to help kids do homework in a much more effective way. This article also shows the different points of view of where and how to do homework. It also containes special quotes from many different people. 

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Rachel Csm's curator insight, February 14, 2014 8:35 AM

Schools should abolish homework as students might struggle with their homework or time management. They cannot get their parents to help them as their parents might be too busy with their work.

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A Soundtrack for Homework

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Do music and schoolwork mix?...

 

I've advocated for calming music without words in the classroom for years and in most of my publications and seminars. I'm listnening to just that type of music right now while I work. When my son was in middle school, I encouraged him to listen to classical music while doing homework. However, he moves to the beat of his own drummer -- no pun intended. He asked me to pick up the set of John Williams CD's one day. I had no idea who John Williams was at the time. For years after that, I always knew when my son was doing homework. The house would sound like a movie theatre with themes from Raiders of the Lost Ark, ET, etc. Playing loudly in the background. It worked for him!


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I think this article is very good because it is breif. It has appropiate language, good reasons, and it is understandable. This article gives peoples ideas so they can concentrate better and helps the people stay on task.

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Ditch the Homework

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Photo Credit: 4-6 via Compfight cc In general, I am anti-homework. After teaching math for 14 years I observed that the kids who needed to do the homework didn't and those who didn't need it did. I...

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I chose this article because it's easy to read and fluent to understand. It also gives a personal experience and gives recommendations to the problems.  Additionally, it gave a parent guide.  Lastly, this article gives lots of ideas on what to do in this cases.  

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Esther Kang's curator insight, October 28, 2013 12:20 PM

I was able to completely relate to this article.  The writer, a math teacher, talked about how her 14 years of teaching has taught her that homework is really not serving its real purpose.  It is true that students who do not need the practice with homework are the ones doing them and those who actually need it are not doing them.  
This article suggests that if you were to send homework, then you should also send an instruction for parents with the lesson goals for the next week and sources they can use to help their children out.   

Heather Wehrle's curator insight, December 11, 2013 12:42 PM

I agree with a lot of the points made in the article.  In my own experience, I often flew through my homework for the sake of getting it done and had no need to do it in the first place.  It was simply busy work that prevented my from enjoying time with my friends and family at night.  I also understand the challenges that come with teaching in high-poverty areas.  Many of the parents of my current students are immigrants from Central America that never received an education themselves.  They cannot help their children with their homework either because they cannot read it or do not understand how to do it themselves.  

 

This raises the argument once again: should we have homework at all?  What is the real purpose of homework?  I think that instead of sending home worksheets every night just for the sake of having homework, we should rethink what homework should be helping students to do.  While I am unsure that writing off homework all together is practical in every classroom, I definitely think that there is too much meaningless homework being given.  Instead, home should be a place where students apply what they have learned and extend their thinking.  Optional practice assignments, as mentioned in the article, are a good way to ensure that all of your students are given the opportunity to try practice problems if they would like to but does not force it upon students who do not need the busy work.

Alejandro mejia's curator insight, May 13, 2014 1:25 PM

It give a lot of reasons to "ditch the home work"  and it  evidence from teachers of schools. And it has some star statements.

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Solutions for Homework Hassles

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How to get work done and restore household harmony...

 

My favorite tip in this article is "Think of yourself as a homework consultant". Perfect. De-stress and avoid homework power struggles.


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This is a useful source because it explains many different ways to do homework. The time, place, and consistency of doing homework. This article shows many topics in an abbreviated format.   

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Education Rethink @edrethink: Ten Reasons to Get Rid of Homework (and Five Alternatives)

Education Rethink @edrethink: Ten Reasons to Get Rid of Homework (and Five Alternatives) | Homework | Scoop.it
10 reasons to rid your school of homework & consider alternatives #EdChat #EdAdmin @MrHlow http://t.co/9jJlLzCwGk

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I chose this article because it was very well written. It was written by a teacher who stopped giving his class homework, which with this scenario, had a really good argument. It also briefly described reasons why homework is bad!

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Too Much Homework: Bad for Kids?

Too Much Homework: Bad for Kids? | Homework | Scoop.it
What to do if your child's overloaded with assignments...

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I think this is a good article because it gives different points of view.  Also it gives quotes and examples which are very convincing.  In addition it gives solutions about homework.  I thought it was an easy and helpful article for whatever student that is writing about homework cons.  

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Rachel Csm's curator insight, February 14, 2014 8:33 AM

Research shows that if students were given too much homework , students could not due with it thus it is bad for them. Therefore, homework should be abolished.

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Pros & Cons of Homework

Pros & Cons of Homework | Homework | Scoop.it

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I chose this article because it showed two points of view. Also, it briefly described every reason in 1 or 2 sentences. Wrapping up, it was a very good article, with great information and excellent quotations.

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Manar Dajani's curator insight, December 7, 2013 11:49 PM

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Pro's and Con's of homework

I agree that the younger ages should not be exposed to that much homework because it causes stress if they don't get it and decrease their performance. I also agree that in the end it is preparing them for college but at what cost? Making them grow up and worry about things faster than they should be has many negative effects and one of them, robbing the children out of their childhood. I used to be really supportive of homework but for higher grades and for math only, maybe read whatever they want when they are younger because it's exciting for kids to read and I want to encourage that but not something assigned! Elementary school is when kids are supposed to want to explore their idea's so let them take a chance at that, don't make them copies of each other .

David Mireles's curator insight, May 13, 2014 9:03 AM

This is a very good article showing the both sides of homework. It talks about the pros and cons in a very easy way to understand. Also, it shows statistics and some investigations that have been made and their results. Lastly it states some ways that we could use to change the problem.