Reading Prepares Students For Living and Learning Outside The Text


Learning from Lyrics – Johnathan Chase Common Core’s emphasis on deep analysis of text and discrete literacy skills is misguided and will not ensure the college and career readiness of all students. These standards do not properly prepare our students...

October 31, 2015 MindMake

How Pixar Changed All The Rules To Make The Good Dinosaur A Stunning Masterpiece


io9.com – Charlie Jane Anders Pixar’s new movie The Good Dinosaur takes place in a bizarre alternate history—what if the dinosaurs weren’t wiped out 65 million years ago? But the process of making this wild, ambitious film required a...

October 30, 2015 MindMake

Leveraging the Power of Minecraft


MindShift – Katrina Schwartz If there’s any video game that has successfully made its way into the classroom, it’s Minecraft. There’s a small subset of teachers using all kinds of digital games in interesting ways, but the blockbuster hit Minecraft...

October 28, 2015 MindMake

Making The Rest of School and The Rest of Life… More Like Kindergarten


By Mitchel Resnick, Cultures of Creativity, LEGO Foundation We live in a world that is changing more rapidly than ever before. Today’s children will face a continual stream of new issues and challenges in the future. Things that they...

October 26, 2015 MindMake

Can Minecraft Build Kid’s Interest In STEM?


Bangor Daily News – Nick McCrea Students in rural Maine soon will visit a pixelated 3-D world so researchers can study whether it builds their interest in science, technology, engineering and math fields. The National Science Foundation has awarded a...

October 25, 2015 MindMake

What Is ‘Education Reimagined’?


MindShift – Katrina Schwartz Education has long been a hotly debated issue and with good reason — the policies and actions of education leaders affect our nation’s children, the future of the workforce and the day-to-day lives of families. But...

October 24, 2015 MindMake

This School Has Banned All Technology In The Classroom—And At Home


Quartz – Jenny Anderson The next time your kid complains about your draconian 30-minute iPad limit, try this one on them: there is a school in London where all internet, TV, smartphones, and other tech devices are banned until...

October 22, 2015 MindMake

Our Kids Don’t Belong in School


Boston Magazine – Bridget Samburg More and more of Boston’s smartest families are opting out of the education system to homeschool their children. Is this the new model for creating elite kids? When Milva McDonald sent her oldest daughter to...

October 21, 2015 MindMake

Raising Kids Without Yelling Or Punishment


mindbodygreen – Leony Vandebelt Sometimes, we want to scream at our kids. Usually this impulse comes out of frustration or another acute emotion in the moment of a temper tantrum or outburst. But most us also know that yelling and...

October 20, 2015 MindMake

Hey Parents & Kids – Hour of Code is Here Again!


Hour of Code Computer science is a foundation for every student.  Join us to help millions of new learners start with one Hour of Code. Sign up at hourofcode.com What is the Hour of Code? A one-hour activity. Students of all...

October 19, 2015 MindMake
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