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Martin Burrett

Homework 101 - 50 views

    "Homework 101: Getting the most out of your homework"
Nigel Coutts

Transforming Homework to Home Learning - The Learner's Way - 39 views

    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?
Martin Burrett

UKEdChat Session 318: Modern & Effective Homework Strategies - 13 views

    Following on from the result of the #UKEdChat poll on Twitter, the chat this week focuses on: Modern and Effective Homework Strategies.
    The questions to be asked are below, which will then be released for discussion during the session.

    What are the greatest issues for teachers in setting homework?
    How do you communicate to parents your expectations of pupils completing homework?
    Does you school have a homework policy? How often is it updated?
    Homework and technology - How can we ensure all pupils have access to resources?
    Research about homework - John Hattie argues that homework in primary has zero effect (Radio 4 link). Do you agree / disagree?
    What is the most effective (and positive) homework strategy that you have experienced?
Shannon Knight

Khan Academy Math - 6 views

    Math website with tutorials, support, etc.
Glenn Hervieux

Principal: What happened when my school ended useless homework - The Washington Post - 99 views

    Interesting article discussing homework in the elementary school setting and some outcomes when it was discontinued in a school.
Nigel Coutts

Why we made homework 'Optional'? - 79 views

    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 homework something that benefits everyone?
Roland Gesthuizen

How to Keep Up with Homework Assignments: 12 Steps - 63 views

    "For real?!?!? It's due tomorrow?" Are you this kind of student? The kind that procrastinates or "forgets" their assignments. Well now is the time where you will stop! Procrastinating and "forgetting" won't be a hassle anymore. You'll be a better student and won't have to "ask for help" from your friends the morning the assignment is due.
Eric Sipe

Common Core Homework Help - 35 views

    Learn Zillion movie links all grade levels
    Learn Zillion movie links all grade levels
Mrs. Lail2

Homework, Sleep, and the Student Brain | Edutopia - 101 views

  • The biggest contributor to the length of a student's homework is task switching.
  • When a student chooses to check their text, respond and then possibly take an extended dive into social media, they lose a percentage of the learning that has already happened. As a result, when they return to the AP essay or honors geometry proof, they need to retrace their learning in order to catch up to where they were. This jump, between homework and social media, is actually extending the time a student spends on an assignment.

Book Review - UnHomework | - Supporting the #UKEdChat Education Community - 27 views

    Ideas to make homework more relevant

Primary Homework Help for Kids - by Mandy Barrow - 37 views


UKEd Mag: February - Issue 02 | - Supporting the #UKEdChat Education Commu... - 5 views

    Tom Bigglestone, who explores the benefits of Philosophy for Children (P4C).
    Chris Healey, who write about homework in the digital Age.
    John Pearce, advocates that teachers pledge a pedagogical oath.
    James Abela gives us a global perspective, writing about his experience in Thailand.
    Andy Knill waves the flag for the SOLO Taxonomy.
    UKEdChat Exclusive feature asked teachers what jobs they do if quit the profession.
    Martin Burrett tells of various highlights observed at BETT this year.
    Sharon Jones debates how debating can benefit pupils.
    David Moody shares some Stickmen without Arms!
    Tina Watson explains how she supports pupils to fill the blank pages.
    Leon Cych gives tips on how to produce professional video and audio with pupils.
    We review the book "The Philosophy Shop", edited by Peter Worley.
Roland Gesthuizen

How To Get Rid of Homework in 11 Steps - Or At the Very Least Limit It | Blogging Throu... - 103 views

    "I was asked by SImpleK12 to do a webinar on how to get rid of homework and realized as I prepared for that although I have written a lot about the reasons why to get rid of homework or at the very least limit it, I have never written about how I did it in my own classroom.  With the advent of a new year now is the perfect time to get rid of homework or at the very least limit what you assing!"
Steve Ransom

Talentism: My Son Won't Do His Homework - 2 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.
    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.

I Quit Assigning Homework… Too Many Dogs Were Eating It | - 1 views

    Is homework needed?

Cybraryman Internet Catalogue - 0 views

    Homeword debate page
Enid Baines

Why Learning and Multitasking Don't Mix | The Creativity Post - 82 views

  • But evidence from psychology, cognitive science, and neuroscience suggests that when students multitask while doing schoolwork, their learning is far spottier and shallower than if the work had their full attention. They understand and remember less, and they have greater difficulty transferring their learning to new contexts.
  • But when students are doing serious work with their minds, they have to have focus.”
  • “Young people have a wildly inflated idea of how many things they can attend to at once, and this demonstration helps drive the point home: If you’re paying attention to your phone, you’re not paying attention to what’s going on in class.”
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  • Texting, emailing, and posting on Facebook and other social media sites are by far the most common digital activities students undertake while learning, according to Rosen. That’s a problem, because these operations are actually quite mentally complex, and they draw on the same mental resources—using language, parsing meaning—demanded by schoolwork.
  • “Under most conditions, the brain simply cannot do two complex tasks at the same time. It can happen only when the two tasks are both very simple and when they don’t compete with each other for the same mental resources. An example would be folding laundry and listening to the weather report on the radio. That’s fine. But listening to a lecture while texting, or doing homework and being on Facebook—each of these tasks is very demanding, and each of them uses the same area of the brain, the prefrontal cortex.”
  • “there’s nothing magical about the brains of so-called ‘digital natives’ that keeps them from suffering the inefficiencies of multitasking. They may like to do it, they may even be addicted to it, but there’s no getting around the fact that it’s far better to focus on one task from start to finish.”
  • mental fatigue
  • takes longer
  • negatively associated with students’ grades
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