Tuesday, November 11, 2008

New Age Homework

Gone are the days when homework was sitting down and reading a boring science book to learn about inertia. At least at my boys' school. But this was a first: an assignment to make a video. My 5th grade son had to learn about inertia, demonstrate how it works, and then try to articulate what he learned. A much richer learning experience than simply reading a book. And what did I have to do? Dig out the video camera, film him, transfer the video to my computer, edit it, and then (for fun) figure out how to post it on Youtube. We both learned something and it was a fun project. But we didn't have anything to eat for dinner that night because I was doing my homework!

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