Monday, 8 November 2010

How Sleep Affects Grades

Teens frequently hear about the connection between enough sleep and good grades. They do not always, however, put theory into practice. This statistics project anonymously collects data about students' sleep habits, both how long they sleep and what time they go to bed, and compares it to their average grades. The data can be analyzed using a variety of statistical methods, and students follow up the analysis by relating it to their own habits.
Collecting the Sleep and Grade Data

Safe Internet Use

Reducing the Risks in the Classroom

The following guidelines offer general strategies to help teachers reduce the risks associated with students' Internet use.

    * Learn everything you can about the Internet.
      Find out how the Net works and how to find your way around it. If your school or board offers teacher support or training courses, sign up. Use MNet's Web Awareness Workshop series for self-directed learning. Suggest that your board or school use these workshops for presentations to teachers or parent groups.
    * Learn about your students' surfing habits.
      Have students' complete MNet's Student Net Usage Survey form, at right, to assess where, how often, and for how long they go online. Then use their experiences as a springboard for classroom discussion. (We recommend visiting some of the more popular sites yourself.)