Pokemon Go: Fact, fiction, myths, and observations

Instead of reading news articles about Pokemon Go, I decided to download it myself. Here’s what I have to say about it.   1. First of all, it’s only a game if you decide to play it. I think that a large percentage of people don’t do much with the game aspect. It is more … Read more

5 Tips To Keep Your Digital Presence Encrypted

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Why does busy work even exist in schools?

 

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In the days before break, whether it be summer, winter, spring or Columbus Day, teachers and students are hit with an anxiousness that detracts from ultimate productivity. Teachers don’t want to grade, students don’t want to sit in class.

The solution: busy work. Multiple-choice quizzes, word searches, crossword puzzles, fill-in-the-blank worksheets, etc. The argument for these types of assignments is that they provide exposure to the material in a fun or easy format. In reality they are popular because they keep students busy working on something and they are easy to grade. They are better than watching a movie – right? Not necessarily.

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