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Nigel Coutts

Transforming Homework to Home Learning - The Learner's Way - 5 views

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    A recent strategy to alter the negative image that homework has built is to re-brand it as "home learning". But is this enough and if we are going to "get it right" what do we need to change besides the name?
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    I loved this quote from the article: "...options should be constructed that are relevant to students' interests and goals (autonomy support), are not too numerous or complex yet not too easy (competence support), and are congruent with the values of the students' families and culture of origin (relatedness support).' (Katz. & Assor. p439. 2007)."
Nigel Coutts

Why we made homework 'Optional'? - 19 views

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    Of all the topics that can be discussed around Education, homework is possibly the one most likely to cause heated debate. It is either an essential component of learning, the foundation of positive behaviours for learning as an adult or a waste of time and energy that robs students of valuable time with family and friends. But can we make homework something that benefits everyone?
Paul Beaufait

Boom-Bang Homework Assignments | Edutopia - 26 views

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    "Multiple sources recommend about ten minutes per night in the first grade, then add ten minutes for every subsequent grade, for a maximum of two hours in all subjects by the 12th grade" (2. How much homework is recommended, ¶1 [of 1]).
Steve Ransom

Talentism: My Son Won't Do His Homework - 28 views

  • Every employer I know of (and I would assume that you are no exception Colin) wants engaged employees who are passionate about their jobs. Most employers do not want employees who hate their work but persist through it anyway. It is a fallacy to believe that we are teaching our kids that the heart of innovative capability (and therefore their future job prospects) is best served by doing something you hate for an extended period of time no matter the consequences.
  • But I have to focus on what will get them work, even if that will hurt them, society, the companies that hire them and everyone around them.
  • "Why are you so convinced that my son is going to be an academic or an investment banker?" Because as far as I can tell, those are the only two things that schools prepare kids to be.
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  • and that the stuff that he loves (art and music and video games) will be a great future for him and the stuff he hates (math and science) is something he will never compete in, never have a chance at.
  • But school doesn’t care, because school does not have the objective of helping my son produce the maximum amount of value in the future that he will probably encounter. School cares about ensuring that he knows how to take tests, follow directions and can do math that he will never have to care about for the rest of his life.
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    Most employers do not want employees who hate their work but persist through it anyway. It is a fallacy to believe that we are teaching our kids that the heart of innovative capability (and therefore their future job prospects) is best served by doing something you hate for an extended period of time no matter the consequences.
Tero Toivanen

Flipped classrooms: teaching at home and doing homework at school | koaa.com | Colorado... - 33 views

  • The 5th graders in Doug Hinkle's class at the DaVinci Academy in School District 20 are among the first elementary students in the country to be part of a "flipped" classroom.
  • Instead of spending 20 minutes each hour lecturing, Mr. Hinkle pre-records video podcasts to teach his lessons.
  • Removing the lectures from the school day frees up Hinkle to give more attention to individual students or small groups. If you were to drop into his class unannounced, it may seem a bit chaotic, but Hinkle says it's a controlled chaos.
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  • The online community flippedclassroom.com boasts 3,000 teacher members. Sams says he's routinely asked to join conference calls or use Skype to address educators and lawmakers around the world.
  • "I've been to Norway, I've been to Germany, I've been to probably 6 or 7 different states just this year and it's only March."
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    "The 5th graders in Doug Hinkle's class at the DaVinci Academy in School District 20 are among the first elementary students in the country to be part of a "flipped" classroom."
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    It a great idea , today I was attending a high school implimenting location based learning project. I actualy came to the same conclusion. forml knowledge would have better been aquired through reading and recorded information while the class would have been better used for "workshop" activity in which students would have created location based learning objects
Steve Ransom

South Korea: Kids, Stop Studying So Hard! - TIME - 37 views

  • This way, goes the backward logic, you can sleep in class — and stay up late studying.
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      The new "flipped classroom" model - Nap in class. Study at home.
Samantha Morra

Homework Headaches - 39 views

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    Really important blog post! Thank you for sharing!
Ruslans Moisijevics

Send SMS and Get Your Homework Done. - 46 views

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started by Ruslans Moisijevics on 14 Jul 09 no follow-up yet
Kathleen N

Educational Podcasting in Woodland Park Colorado - 0 views

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    A clip from Channel 11 in Colorado Springs regarding the use of video podcasting (vodcasting) at Woodland Park High School. This is the brainchild of Jonathan Bergmann and Aaron Sams who teach at WPHS and also run a educational consulting busniess. You can find out more at: http://educationalvodcasting.com« A clip from Channel 11 in Colorado Springs regarding the use of video podcasting (vodcasting) at Woodland Park High School. This is the brainchild of Jonathan Bergmann and Aaron Sams who teach at WPHS and also run a educational consulting busniess. You can find out more at: http://educationalvodcasting.com«
Elizabeth Koh

wcbstv.com - Video Library - 0 views

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    online document sharing helps parents and children do their homework - video on a family's experience.
Paul Beaufait

Free Technology for Teachers: Ten Resources for Preventing and Detecting Plagiarism - 3 views

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    "ten resources for detecting plagiarism and teaching students to avoid plagiarism" (Sheryl A. McCoy)
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