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Is Too Much Homework Bad for Kids' Health? Maybe students are right to complain about too much homework.

Is Too Much Homework Bad for Kids' Health?

A Stanford researcher has found that students in high-achieving communities who spend too much time on homework experience more stress, physical health problems, a lack of balance, and alienation from society. How much is too much homework? According to the study, more than two hours of homework a night may be counterproductive. Denise Pope, a senior lecturer at the Stanford University School of Education and a co-author of a study published in the Journal of Experimental Education, has found that too much homework has negative effects on well-being and behavior.

What's more, the negative effects can extend to students' lives outside of school, including family, friends, and other activities. "Our findings on the effects of homework challenge the traditional assumption that homework is inherently good," says Pope. Learn More About Teens and Mental Illness » More Homework Can Cause Physical Problems 'Pointless' Homework.

24 Game-Based Sites That Make Studying More Fun. BenchPrep:If you need to study for the GMAT, GRE, MCAT, or just biology and accounting, you’ll find some help through BenchPrep.

24 Game-Based Sites That Make Studying More Fun

Students who visit the site can take study courses in a wide range of subjects as well as work through flashcards. In the coming months, the site plans to add additional games and leaderboards to encourage studying and to make the whole process of test prep a little less painful.Smarterer: Smarterer won’t necessarily help you study, but it will help you to pinpoint the areas where you need to focus your studying. Through the site, students can take a wide range of short tests that assess their knowledge of just about everything, from Twitter to basic algebra.

The tests reveal a knowledge score and areas of weakness, and students can come back and retest to track what they’ve learned.Course Hero: Through Course Hero, students can get a whole lot of help with studying. The Results Are In: How Technology Affects Student Learning. Many of us take technology for granted, whipping out a tablet to write a quick email or pulling out a smartphone to look up driving directions.

The Results Are In: How Technology Affects Student Learning

Even in the classroom, technology is more and more common: many rooms have LED projectors and document cameras, and an increasing number of schools give teachers the option of a SMART Board or personal student devices. With the push to get computers in the classroom, it’s wise to stop for a moment and assess the effects of this technology. There are certainly downsides, such as potentially shorter attention spans and a huge rise in cyber-bullying. On the other hand, if we look at the academic realm, students are making significant gains as a result of computers and mobile devices. The following are some of the key advantages technology imparts to 21st century learners. Increased Motivation and Engagement The U.S. More Willingness to Participate Technology can often bring shy learners out of their shells. By Danielle Restuccia. How much does a chromebook cost.

Why a New Jersey school district decided giving laptops to students is a terrible idea. Inside Hoboken’s combined junior-senior high school is a storage closet.

Why a New Jersey school district decided giving laptops to students is a terrible idea

Behind the locked door, mothballed laptop computers are strewn among brown cardboard boxes. Others are stacked one atop another amid other computer detritus. Dozens more are stored on mobile computer carts, many of them on their last legs. That’s all that remains from a failed experiment to assign every student a laptop in this northern New Jersey suburb of New York City. It began five years ago with an unexpected windfall of stimulus money from Washington, D.C., and good intentions to help the districts’ students, the majority of whom are under or near the poverty line, keep up with their wealthier peers.

“We had the money to buy them, but maybe not the best implementation,” said Mark Toback, the current superintendent of Hoboken School District. Despite tight budgets, superintendents and principals around the country are cobbling together whatever dollars they can to buy more computers for their classrooms. Some Schools Urge Students to Bring Their Own Technology.

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