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Passion-Based Learning Week 5: Can Minecraft Foster a Growth Mindset?

<i>Principal Matt Renwick is sharing weekly reflections about an afternoon computer club he and a teacher are sponsoring as an enrichment activity.</i> …

Carol Dweck: 'The whole idea of growth mindset is to say yes they can'

Carol Dweck is education’s guru of the moment. The US academic’s “growth mindset” theory has taken schools on both sides of the Atlantic by …

Growth Mindset

Explain what this term means to you. Give an example that shows how you exhibit a growth mindset in some aspect of your life.

4 Fun Virtual Field Trips to Try This Winter

No funding for field trips? Concerns about travel safety? Consider taking your students on a virtual adventure instead. Teacher-authors Billy …

5 Tips to Maximize Your Vocabulary Instruction

As a speech-language pathologist working to close the achievement gap in a charter school system, I’m always looking for the latest evidence-based …

8 Ways to Become a Better Educator Every Day

<i>Great teachers self-assess. Poor teachers change nothing.</i>From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki DavisFollow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Test …

Teaching

What You Need To Know About Various Apps For Students

It probably would be wrong to say that today’s students have it easy, but they certainly have many more tools at their disposal than their …

To Measure What Tests Can't, Some Schools Turn To Surveys

Last year, Susan Avey, the principal of Bogle Junior High School in Chandler, Ariz., had a heart-to-heart with one of her new teachers about how he was relating to students.<p>In a previous year, this might have been a conversation based on subjective impressions. The teacher might have gotten …

Google Claims Innocence In Accusations That It Deceptively Collects Student Data

Google denied accusations that it deceptively tracks and stores student data through its education services on Wednesday in a public post defending its privacy protections.<p>“While we appreciate the EFF’s focus on student data privacy, we are confident that our tools comply with both the law and our …

Privacy

How PenPal Schools could change what we expect from education

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: PenPal Schools<p>There was a time, back in the early 90’s, in the days of AOL, <i>You’ve Got Mail</i>, and dial-up modems, when …

I gave my students iPads — then wished I could take them back

I placed an iPad into the outstretched hands of each of my third-grade students, and a reverent, tech-induced hush descended on our classroom. We were circled together on our gathering rug, just finished with a conversation about “digital citizenship” and “online safety” and “our school district …

Education Technology

Teaching the Whole Child: Waldorf Schools and Exemplary Teacher Engagement

Waldorf schools take an unconventionally nurturing approach to learning, making them a unique approach to education. Initially, some viewed the schools as emphasizing play over learning, but now a growing number recognize that the Waldorf model supports educational and personal habits which often …

Binge Watching as a Young Adult Linked to Cognitive Impairment: Study

Sitting around watching TV and not doing any physical activity as a young adult may be linked to lower brain functioning even earlier than scientists …

Google updates Docs, Play Books, Classroom and Hangouts for iOS

It appears that Google’s iOS development team is back from its vacation this past Thanksgiving weekend — or at least the members of Apple’s App Store …