Growth mindset is an idea, put forward by Carol Dweck (a psychologist from Stanford University). After a vast amount of research, she found that learners either have a fixed mindset or a growth mindset. First things first. What is a mindset? A mindset is simply a way in which our brain thinks. What is a fixed mindset? … Continue reading What is growth mindset?
Go Noodle is a great website which encourages your students to be active. Have a look at my quick video tutorial on how to navigate the site: My students absolutely loved it! Have you used Go Noodle? What did your class think? Let me know by commenting below.
I recently taught a lesson in which it was important for me to highlight keywords; a few of them were new to the class. I decided to ask the pupils to generate word clouds to find the words of most importance and then find the meanings. It was an effective way of doing so. Here … Continue reading Some Brilliant Websites & Apps To Create Word Clouds.
As the Hour of Code again approaches, I ponder the efficacy of encouraging all schools to participate under the banner of coding. To be involved in EdTech is to interact with articles, TED Talks, and apps that encourage coding. Still, I am not convinced that all students need to focus on coding per se as … Continue reading Coding or Critical Thinking?
I recently did some writing for Scholastic - a resource supporting children with their understanding of prepositions. Click here to view the full piece.
I recently wrote some more material for Scholastic. The purpose was to show teachers how making mistakes and giving answers rather than questions can really engage pupils. Click here for the full article and resources.
When people talk about the future of technology in education, they picture every student having access to a computer or a tablet; they see paperless rooms where technology trained teachers lead the class. What they don’t see is the infrastructure underneath that’s driving the whole project. Learning is becoming more collaborative to mirror the way … Continue reading Technology in Schools – Future Changes in the Classroom.