Hey gang just a quick update today on a topic that was being discussed ont he television today and I thought I would continue the discussion.
I have also linked to some cool resources for further education on these topics.
Basically I wanted to discuss a few topics from missconceptions about boarding schools, some ideas about search engine and how they can really be used for good when it comes to education.
Actually these days most school will tell you to Google it and get resources and your facts from the search engines. I mean without them most of the world would not know where to turn to get the answers they seek.
And finially I wanted to touch on the topic of Homework. My two cents on homewoprk is thay it requires a lot more effort by the parents these days with the work not being something that can be done by the child without the aid of a parent.
While this may be okay I personally find it hard as my husband works nights and I have a number of children and homework schedules to complete. Some of the criteria is just simply beyond me.
I feel that teachers when handing out the homework should really go over the steps they need to take in order to complete the work at hand. THey should spend more time getting children prepared to do the work themselves.
On top of this why is there so much homework anyway, do the children do nothing at school for 6 plus hours. If they can’t teach the children whats needed in a 6 plus hour day then I think we need to reasses the education system and the amount of work load that is expected. Maybe reduce the sport or recreation at school in order to complete all the tasks at hand.
myseolopinion corrects some misconceptions about boarding schools:
Boarding schools are given the stigma of being a place that mothers and fathers can leave behind their kids without having to deal with all of them, but … boarding schools present an ambiance comparable to a college for their pupils … [and] the most effective element of boarding schools may be the social aspect. Read more.
Search engines are a source of learning | Science Daily
They [the researchers] found that search engines are primarily used for fact checking users’ own internal knowledge, meaning that they are part of the learning process rather than simply a source for information. They also found that people’s learning styles can affect how they use search engines. Read more.
Another good reason to let your students use the Internet! Effective Practices for Homework
A critical idea here is that the student must have demonstrated competence in the skill being practiced before being asked to do it independently (i.e., as homework). Research indicates students should be able to perform a skill at 90% accuracy before it should be assigned as homework for independent practice.
Optimal time per night spent on homework varies with grade level. For, primary, upper elementary, middle school, and high school grades, the optimal time is about 20, 40, 60, and 90 minutes, respectively.
In my opinion there are a lot of issues that I have brought up here and I would love to hear what your thoughts are. Also don’t forget to see what else is on offer here by heading to the main page of this site and exploring further.