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When Homework Does More Harm than Good - Huffington Post

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When Homework Does More Harm than Good
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At screenings of Race to Nowhere in communities across the country, few issues have stirred audience discussion as much as the debate over students' increasingly heavy homework loads.
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Not just 4 texting: 1 in 3 middle-schoolers uses smart phones for homework | CSMonitor.com

Not just 4 texting: 1 in 3 middle-schoolers uses smart phones for homework | CSMonitor.com | Teaching centimeters and meters | Scoop.it

Move over, Angry Birds. It’s time to tackle a math problem.

 

A new survey finds that about a third of middle-schoolers now use smart phones or tablets not just for entertainment and communication, but also for homework.

 

Paired with young people’s interest in science, math, and technology, it’s another sign of the potential for digital learning that educators are slowly beginning to tap.

 

“Most people talk about STEM subjects and technology at the high school level, [but] the critical intervention really should be happening in the middle school, because that’s the age when kids either can get excited about science and technology and math … or they can get turned off,” says Rose Stuckey Kirk, president of the Verizon Foundation, which commissioned the new survey.

 

The national survey of 1,000 students in Grades 6 through 8 found that:

 

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Chaeyeon Seo's curator insight, November 9, 2014 9:28 AM

Smart phone can be helpful to students if they use them smart.

I'm one of the student smartphone users and smart phone is sometimes helpful since there are a lot of apps related to my studies.

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Life of an Educator by Justin Tarte: The truth about homework in schools

Life of an Educator by Justin Tarte: The truth about homework in schools | Teaching centimeters and meters | Scoop.it

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- More times than not homework adds little value when it comes to student learning...

 

- There is pressure from society to continue giving homework because that is the way it has always been done...

- Assigned homework rarely has any true relevancy or purpose for students, thus completion rates are negatively affected..."


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