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How To Weave Growth Mindset Into School Culture - Mind/Shift

How To Weave Growth Mindset Into School Culture - Mind/Shift | iPadAddICT + STEAM + Design Thinking | Scoop.it
Adilene Rodriguez admits she has always struggled with academics. Especially in middle school she hated getting up early, found her classes boring and didn’t really see where it was all going. When she started her freshman year at Arroyo High School in San Lorenzo, California, just south of Oakland, she was a shy student who rarely spoke up in class and had little confidence in herself as a scholar.

Rodriguez is now a senior and her approach to school has changed dramatically over her high school career. She attributes her shift to her freshman science teacher, Jim Clark, who taught the class about growth mindset from the very beginning and backed up the discussion with action.

“He would tell me, ‘You need to push yourself, that’s how you’re going to grow. Be confident. You’re not always going to be successful on your first tries, but you can get there,’ ” Rodriguez said

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J A Jones's curator insight, February 10, 2016 10:24 AM

Carol Dweck"s book Mindset is a great resource for teachers who want to learn more about this topic.

Allan Shaw's curator insight, June 15, 2016 10:29 PM
"She also tries hard to model a growth mindset to her students by being open about her own struggles as a parent and a teacher. “They’re not used to teachers apologizing,” Rodgers said. “But I tell them I’m going to make mistakes all the time. And I think showing that helps them realize they can actually make mistakes.” When teachers and administrators say they want kids to have a growth mindset, the school environment has to back up that rhetoric. At Arroyo, the emphasis on growth mindset came alongside a shift to standards-based grading. Kids can see that mistakes along the way aren’t negatively affecting them and keep working to master the concepts. “When you believe it; they believe,” Rodgers said. “If I didn’t believe this, they wouldn’t buy what I’m selling.”"
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Makerspace Resources - The Awesome Collection for Your Makerspace via @DianaLRendina 

Makerspace Resources - The Awesome Collection for Your Makerspace via @DianaLRendina  | iPadAddICT + STEAM + Design Thinking | Scoop.it
All the Makerspace resources you could hope for (and more)
I first started learning about the Maker Movement in education and makerspaces in late 2013.  Since then, I’ve been using this page to compile and curate some of the best articles, videos, blogs, books and other resources that have helped me along the way.  My hope is that you will consider this a go-to resource as you progress along your own Maker journey.  No matter whether you’re just getting started with makerspaces or are looking to grow your program, there’s something here for you.

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Carlos Fosca's curator insight, May 12, 2016 7:39 AM

Una colección muy completa de recursos (artículos, videos, posts,etc,) curados por Diana Rendina.

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Take Control of iOS Notifications on Your iPhone or iPad

Take Control of iOS Notifications on Your iPhone or iPad | iPadAddICT + STEAM + Design Thinking | Scoop.it
Your iPhone can notify you about just about anything, but left unchecked, this feature can quickly get out of control. Here's how to make notifications useful again.
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iPad Settings That Can Make a Big Difference in the Classroom

iPad Settings That Can Make a Big Difference in the Classroom | iPadAddICT + STEAM + Design Thinking | Scoop.it
The release of iOS 9 brought a lot of new iPad functionality as well as new settings to manage those capabilities. Here are five new settings that are definitely worth a look for educators.
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10 Educational Web Tools That Support Inquiry-based Learning ~ EdTech and MLearning

10 Educational Web Tools That Support Inquiry-based Learning ~ EdTech and MLearning | iPadAddICT + STEAM + Design Thinking | Scoop.it
In today’s post, we have assembled a collection of some useful web tools and apps that support the ethos of inquiry-based learning.  Using these tools will enable students to engage in a wide range of learning tasks that are all driven by a sense of inquiry and questioning.

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Allan Tsuda's curator insight, September 16, 2015 8:54 PM

A great set of tools to begin building your toolbox for inquiry-based learning.

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Home - eSmart Digital Licence

Home - eSmart Digital Licence | iPadAddICT + STEAM + Design Thinking | Scoop.it
The eSmart Digital Licence has been designed for use in environments where children learn and play, to support and celebrate digital inclusion and online knowledge for the whole community - at home, at school, and at the library.
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Maker Studio - STEM Curriculum Resources by Dr. Wesley Fryer

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STEM curriculum resources collected and/or created by Wesley Fryer
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Coding for the Common Core: 15 iPad Coding Apps for K-5+ — Emerging Education Technologies

Coding for the Common Core: 15 iPad Coding Apps for K-5+ — Emerging Education Technologies | iPadAddICT + STEAM + Design Thinking | Scoop.it
15 different iPad apps (many of them are free!) that can help teach coding skills while reinforcing related skills like mathematics, logic, reading, and more! These apps are geared toward students of elementary through middle schools ages.

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3 Essentials for Child Brain Development in a Digital Age Every Chance To Learn

3 Essentials for Child Brain Development in a Digital Age Every Chance To Learn | iPadAddICT + STEAM + Design Thinking | Scoop.it
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Makey Makey | Lesson Plans

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Makey Makey: Ever played Mario on Play-Doh or Piano on Bananas? Alligator clip the Internet to your world and start inventing the future. Makey Makey: An Invention Kit for Everyone

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Design Challenge Learning

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What is Design Challenge Learning? It’s a combination of project-based learning, design thinking and the engineering design process that develops the innovator’s mindset through iteration. It’s a method of learning for which The Tech is best known. 

The lessons on this page, developed over the years by educators at The Tech, will help teachers lead their students through science and engineering challenges. They also make fun and effective team-building activities for groups of teachers.

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Single and multiple session lessons for elementary through high school. 
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Lowercase Keyboard on the App Store

Read reviews, compare customer ratings, see screenshots and learn more about Lowercase Keyboard. Download Lowercase Keyboard and enjoy it on your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
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Apps to Support Diverse Learners in the Classroom

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Apps can help diverse learners by gamifying their tasks, coaching them on social cues, prioritizing their time, strengthening their math skills, and sharpening their language abilities.
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iPad apps vs iPad pedagogy

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What separates the successful mobile learning projects from the
unsuccessful? This is a ‘million dollar’ question, and I’ve thought long
and hard about it. From the 17 large 1:1 projects I’ve worked on, only
three have been truly successful in producing transformational learning. In
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Five reasons your school's NOT transforming

Five reasons your school's NOT transforming | iPadAddICT + STEAM + Design Thinking | Scoop.it
So, maybe you're on Twitter, your colleagues are on Twitter, you're excited about ideas around new learning and your Principal might mention these themes in staff meetings. So why's no real change ...
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10 Educational Web Tools That Support Inquiry-based Learning ~ EdTech and MLearning

10 Educational Web Tools That Support Inquiry-based Learning ~ EdTech and MLearning | iPadAddICT + STEAM + Design Thinking | Scoop.it
In today’s post, we have assembled a collection of some useful web tools and apps that support the ethos of inquiry-based learning.  Using these tools will enable students to engage in a wide range of learning tasks that are all driven by a sense of inquiry and questioning.

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Allan Tsuda's curator insight, September 16, 2015 8:54 PM

A great set of tools to begin building your toolbox for inquiry-based learning.

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Joe Dale delivers Book Creator masterclass - Book Creator app | Blog

Joe Dale delivers Book Creator masterclass - Book Creator app | Blog | iPadAddICT + STEAM + Design Thinking | Scoop.it
Joe Dale delivers a great tutorial on using Book Creator– ideal for teachers new to the app and looking for ideas for using Book Creator in their classroom.
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Coding for Kids - 3 FREE & Fabulous Apps

Coding for Kids - 3 FREE & Fabulous Apps | iPadAddICT + STEAM + Design Thinking | Scoop.it
Why teach kids to code? Coding is what makes computer software work. Understanding the basics of programming will help your child be prepared for the jobs of the future. And, in the process your ch...
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Virtual reality tool making its way into classrooms

Virtual reality tool making its way into classrooms | iPadAddICT + STEAM + Design Thinking | Scoop.it
A new virtual reality technology called zSpace is making its way into schools across the country.
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WeAreTeachers: 4 Free Apps That Teach Coding Basics to Kids

WeAreTeachers: 4 Free Apps That Teach Coding Basics to Kids | iPadAddICT + STEAM + Design Thinking | Scoop.it
Find education news, teaching strategies, lesson plans, activity ideas and more on the WeAreTeachers blog. Featuring posts by guest bloggers and teachers.
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iOS 8 Is Here: 10 Reasons To Install It Right Away

iOS 8 Is Here: 10 Reasons To Install It Right Away | iPadAddICT + STEAM + Design Thinking | Scoop.it
Apple issues an update to the software that powers its iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch devices once a year, and this year's update is finally upon us in the form of iOS 8.
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