Making Learning Visible: Doodling Helps Memories Stick


MindShift – Katrina Schwartz Shelley Paul and Jill Gough had heard that doodling while taking notes could help improve memory and concept retention, but as instructional coaches they were reluctant to bring the idea to teachers without trying it out...

September 24, 2015 MindMake

Microsoft Launches Site For Teachers Taking Minecraft Into The Classroom


The Guardian – Stuart Dredge Millions of children are already playing Minecraft at home, whether on computers, consoles or mobile devices. Now the game’s parent company Microsoft wants to encourage more teachers to use it in the classroom. Microsoft,...

July 15, 2015 MindMake

Why Don’t Kids Love Math?


Huffington Post – Maxwell Strachan & Jon Strauss Ask John Urschel to define himself, and this is the sort of answer you’ll get: “John Urschel, pro football player, mathematician, professional mathlete.” To put it mildly, Urschel is a rare commodity. He’s...

July 14, 2015 MindMake

What Education Technology Could Look Like Over the Next Five Years


MindShift – Katrina Schwartz In a fast-moving field like education technology, it’s worth taking a moment to take stock of new developments, persistent trends and the challenges to effective tech implementation in real classrooms. The NMC Horizon 2015 K-12 report...

July 14, 2015 MindMake

Flip Through MindMake On Flipboard


Come over and flip through some great articles and follow MindMake on Flipboard MindMake provides parents with tools to manage, monitor and optimize their childs online activities and content consumption. Our mission is to empower parents to create a...

July 6, 2015 MindMake

Four Of The Top Five YouTube Channels Are For Kids


The Guardian – Stuart Dredge Four of the five most popular YouTube channels in March are aimed at children, and they racked up nearly 1.5bn video views between them that month. The latest chart from online video analytics firm OpenSlate...

May 28, 2015 MindMake

It Takes Time To Really Learn


Lori Pickert There’s a problem with how we teach kids in public school. Content is often broken up into little pieces, scattered, and taught in isolation. Ideas aren’t connected. Kids don’t have the luxury to follow one idea to...

May 23, 2015 MindMake

The Hand of a Superhero


The New York Times – Jacqueline Mroz Dawson Riverman’s parents tried to help him make the best of it. Born without fingers on his left hand, Dawson struggled to perform even the simplest tasks, like tying his shoes or...

May 23, 2015 MindMake

A Decade of Unleashing the Imagination at Maker Faire


Intel IQ – Deb Miller Landau Silicon Valley’s festival of fascination celebrates its 10th anniversary with a bang as the Maker Movement gives rise to a new generation of technology tinkerers. It became clear during the third weekend in...

May 22, 2015 MindMake

The Challenges Of Raising A Digital Native


TEDx Talks – Dr. Devorah Heitner, Raising Digital Natives This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Often these days, we worry about our children on the internet. We teach them a...

May 22, 2015 MindMake
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