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Homeschool Showcase | The Holistic Homeschooler

Homeschool Showcase | The Holistic Homeschooler | Homework and Homeschooling | Scoop.it
A blog carnival showcasing hands-on, creative, inspiring homeschool posts.
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This blog interested me because it shows that although homeschooling is an idividual, private, family thing, that they still connect with other homeschooled families and have their own network of sharing their situations, stories, concerns, and encouragement.

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Homeschool: Propaganda Vs. Reality (Shattering the myths)

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I found this video to be extremely interesting because it took the main myths of homeschooling and completely proved them wrong by showing all of the great things that homeschooled students are accomplishing! It was also uplifting to see the great things the students were doing.

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Sonlight Curriculum - Christian Homeschooling

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Sonlight Christian Homeschooling: Benefits of Homeschooling, Homeschool Information, and Homeschool Pros and Cons :: Homeschooling Information
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I also found this article interesting because of all the pros and cons. The pros seemed very legit, while the cons seemed like they were stated just to give a counterargument, not because they really posed that much of a threat. The pros definitely seemed to outweigh the cons. Again, this surprised me because I had always had a negative view of homeschooling, thinking that it turned out socially awkward, shy students who were obsessed with their work and didn't have normal lives. I thought it was weird to be homeschooled but this article along with one of the other articles helped me to realize that there are great benefits to homeshcooling.

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Homework: Why Do It? | Education.com

Homework: Why Do It? | Education.com | Homework and Homeschooling | Scoop.it
Many parents and teachers have begun to question to the value of homework. Arguments are made in favor and against assigning homework in our schools.
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I found this article interesting because of the data presented in it when it comes to assigning meaningful homework versus assigning busy work as homework. The students who were assigned meaningful homework did just as well in the class as they did on the homework. The students who were assigned busy work did pretty well on the homework, but their performance in the actual class wasn't nearly as good. This shows that it is not only the question of whether to give homework or not, but more importantly, the KIND of homework that you give. 

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Rethinking Homework

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This article was interesting to me because it points out a lot of the negative effects of homework that most people don't think about. It puts homework completely in a detrimental category, giving reason for why it is soley detrimental and not beneficial in any way. I found it very interesting that the article stated that the positive effects of homework are largely mythical. To go this far was very bold of the author because many people believe that homework is necessary in order to reiterize what was learned in class.

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San Diego Parents Take Homework Challenge - NBC 7 San Diego

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San Diego Parents Take Homework Challenge
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It's not uncommon to hear parents and students complain about too much homework assigned by teachers.
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This article interested me because I was surprised that even after doing their children's homework, that the parents were still in favor of it.They admitted that it was very time consuming and didn't give their kids' brains a break, but they still found it necessary. In my opinion, I think the moms felt this way just because they were brought up doing homework and that's what they're used to so they aren't really open to change. This kind of goes along with the idea that education hasn't changed since the creation of it. Everyone does things the same because "that's how it has always been" and they don't know any differently. I think that if these moms hadn't been brought up doing homework, that they woud have been more likely to see that the homework really wasn't beneficial to their children.

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Twitter / justintarte: Alternatives to homework... ...

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I found this interesting because it gave multiple different alternatives to traditional homework!

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The Sentinel

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This article interested me because it has to do with the state of Maryland! It was also very interesting because it pointed out that most home-schooled students have equally as good, if not better, test scores than their counterparts that attend public school. This interested me because some people believe that homeschooled students don't really do work so this completely proves that statement wrong.

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The Pros and Cons of Homeschooling - FamilyEducation.com

The Pros and Cons of Homeschooling - FamilyEducation.com | Homework and Homeschooling | Scoop.it
Are you considering homeschooling? Learn about the advantages and disadvantages before you make your decision.
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I firstly found this article interesting because I didn't know that homeschooling was actually getting more popular in our country. Then, I was also amazed at all of the pros of homeschooling. Being new to the topic, and without doing any previous research, I didn't realize how beneficial it could be. Because of how homeschooled children are looked at where I'm from, I had always thought of it as a bad thing, but after reading the pros, I can see why many people choose to do it.

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Homework: Harmful or Helpful?

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The homework debate has been raging for many decades, with no end in sight.  On one hand there are the proponents of homework who swear by its benefits and efficacy, and on the other hand we have t...
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I found this article beneficial to read because it pretty unbiasedly presented both the pros and cons of homework and kind of let the reader determine whether or not it was beneficial or detrimental on its own. It allowed the reader to make their own decision based on ALL the facts instead of presented one side strongly and condemning the other, making it more of a persuasive article. 

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Jenee' Greenwood's curator insight, December 14, 2013 12:43 PM

This article clearly distinguishes what the author believes to be hinering and contributing to the students by completing homework assignments. It was interesting to read that the French President proposed  no homework for a year, while we are debating if it is an effective option or not. 

David Mireles's curator insight, May 13, 2014 8:54 AM

I chose this article because  its neutral and gives a couple of reasons why homework is good and bad. this is a neutral article and can help students for next year try to write a essay.

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China cuts homework assignments despite high test scores - CBS News

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China cuts homework assignments despite high test scores
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BEIJING -- We got the results on Tuesday from a test given to 15-year-olds all over the world. Students in Shanghai, China, scored the highest in math, reading and science.
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I found this article interesting because China is viewed as having a very strict system of education that churns out very intelligent students. I personally never would've thought that China of all countries would be in favor of no homework. After reading the article, though, I see why they made this change. They not only want to churn out smart students, but also, they want their students to be well-rounded. With the amount of pressure that is put on the students in China, many of them had no lives outside of school. By cutting back on homework, though, this allows them to be creative and do what they want to do, which allows them to become more rounded people.

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