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Yahoo Answers Homework Questions

Charles Sipe at The School Principal Blog directs us to Yahoo Answers, a site which functions to answer any question that might be on your mind, but which also has a sizable education community for students with nagging homework questions. Sipe explains:

It can be a good alternative for students who need help and can’t get help from a parent or tutor with their homework.

One drawback to to community answer sites like Yahoo Answers is that anyone can answer your question, resulting in an inconsistent quality of answers. However the point system can indicate the authority level of the user who answers the question since providing the best answer to a question earns the answerer 10 points.

Yet another good resource for students who may be too shy to raise a hand or, sadly, too nervous about bothering a busy parent.


April 21, 2009 Posted by | resources, technology | 1 Comment