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Growth Mindset Video. Gooru: A search engine for learning... EdTech Published on March 2nd, 2014 | by Mark Anderson I’ve sung the praises of Gooru for some time now but haven’t blogged about it and thought it was about time that I did.

Gooru: A search engine for learning...

Gooru is great as a launch page for browsers in schools because of the content it kicks you off with. It might not give you the complete power of Google, but it’s not half bad! Loaded with learning resources for most subjects, it’s definitely worth checking out. Unlike other search engines too, what you (or your students) can do (once you’ve signed up), is build collections for learning based upon different topics that are held within there too. You can filter results by categories of videos, websites, inter actives, questions, slides and more, including lessons and examinations. Do you use it already? Tags: #edtech, gooru, learning, search engine About the Author Mark Anderson Assistant Headteacher and author of the successful "Perfect ICT Every Lesson book". Apps That Rise to the Top: Tested and Approved By Teachers. Michelle Luhtala/Edshelf With the thousands of educational apps vying for the attention of busy teachers, it can be hard to sift for the gold.

Apps That Rise to the Top: Tested and Approved By Teachers

Michelle Luhtala, a savvy librarian from New Canaan High School in Connecticut has crowd-sourced the best, most extensive list of apps voted on by educators around the country. “I wanted to make sure we had some flexibility because there’s no one app that’s better than all the others,” Luhtala said. Some apps are best for younger students, others are more complicated, better suited for high school students. Many apps do one thing really well, but aren’t great at everything. 30Hands allows a user to make pictures, annotate them, record a voice explainer and then packages it all into a video. Adobe Voice is a recently released education product from Adobe that allows students to narrate a story over an array of digital images. Tellagami is a tool to share quick animated messages. ExplainEverything is another tool for creating video like tutorials. Why "20% Time" is Good for Schools.

Have you ever met an adult who doesn't really love what they do, but just goes through the motions in their job and everyday life?

Why "20% Time" is Good for Schools

Have you spoken with men and women who constantly complain, showing no visible passion for anything in the world? I'm sure that, like me, you have met those people. I've also seen the making of these adults in schools across our country: students who are consistently being "prepared" for the next test, assessment, or grade level . . . only to find out after graduation that they don't really know what they are passionate about. These are the same students who are never allowed to learn what they want in school.

Forced down a curriculum path that we believe is "best for them," they discover it is a path that offers very little choice in subject matter and learning outcomes. Enter 20% time. What 20% time allows students to do is pick their own project and learning outcomes, while still hitting all the standards and skills for their grade level. Five-Ways-Motivate-Unmotivated1.pdf. 101 mendler. Motivating Students Who Don't Care Learn from educator, psychologist, and author Allen Mendler about ways to make progress with your hardest to reach students.

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Why students don't like school often starts on the outside—dysfunctional families, unsupportive parents, violence in our culture, garbage on TV, erosion of respect, and the list goes on, says Allen Mendler, an educator and author of the book Motivating Students Who Don't Care. In fact, 70–80 percent of why kids don't care has little to do with teachers themselves, he says. Whether the problem is at home or in the schools, teachers can do a lot to inspire students, but such work is not without its challenges. One middle school alternative program that Mendler observed isolated its most troublesome students.

Some were effectively limited to about 5–10 minutes of actual instructional time per class period as students straggled in late. Yet, one teacher—who worked with the same tough kids—was different. Instilling Hope.