Get rid of the knowledge checks and bring back Edpuzzles for a grade!

Get rid of the knowledge checks and bring back Edpuzzles for a grade!

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Caitlyn Ladd started this petition to Biology Teachers

A multitude of students in Biology struggle to manage all of their school work from each class. A survey was taken that high school students have an average of 3.5 hours of homework per day. Assuming we get home at around 5, that takes us until 8:30 to get all of our homework done if we did it the moment we got home. That doesn’t even include the time we take to study for tests or quizzes. Let’s say that you study for 1 hour at the minimum for a knowledge check or other classes combined, which even then is highly unlikely. That leaves very little time to perform personal hygiene activities, eat, talk with your family, or have time to yourself. By eliminating the grade for Edpuzzles, we are now not only having to complete the Edpuzzles, but also study for the knowledge checks that are only 4-5 questions. Because of this addition of studying, students have become stressed out which leads to increased anxiety. By adding back the Edpuzzles, students would be significantly less stressed out and have more time to talk to their family members or eat dinner. An old saying is “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” Edpuzzles were never a problem, and although they did have to be reset, it gave students the chance to go back over the material and realize they’re mistake. This allows students to also better understand the unit and hopefully do better on the test. In conclusion, bring back Edpuzzle grades and get rid of the Knowledge Check grades. We can still have Knowledge Checks, but just not take them for a grade! We will still be practicing stimulus questions but will be less stressed out. 

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