Tina Barseghian

Technology is revolutionizing the world of education – replacing familiar classroom tools and changing the way we learn. MindShift explores the future of learning in all its dimensions – covering cultural and technology trends, groundbreaking research, education policy and more. Tina Barseghian is the editor.

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How to Tap Into Kids’ Creative Confidence

How to Tap Into Kids’ Creative Confidence

| December 19, 2013 | 9 Comments

OpenIDEO “How might be inspire young people to cultivate their creative confidence?” That was the challenge posed by OpenIDEO several months ago: asking participants to “design fun, inspiring and new ways to help teenagers and young adults around the world preserve and nurture their own creative confidence. At a time when our world faces unprecedented […]

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Ready to Ignite Students’ Curiosity? Here’s Your Toolkit

Ready to Ignite Students’ Curiosity? Here’s Your Toolkit

| December 11, 2013 | 3 Comments

Created by Dr. Sugata Mitra, this step-by-step guide will help teachers and parents ignite kids’ curiosity and learn about the world through self-discovery, sharing, and spontaneity.

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Got a Minute? Try Meditating!

Got a Minute? Try Meditating!

| November 28, 2013 | 1 Comment

We all know by now that meditating benefits us in all kinds of ways. But who has time to meditate? Author Martin Boroson suggests that taking just one moment out of our busy days to meditate can get us started on the path to becoming more focused and better able to deal with life’s events. All it takes is one moment. Who can’t spare just one moment?

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What Compels Teachers to Quit – Or to Stay?

What Compels Teachers to Quit – Or to Stay?

| October 24, 2013 | 3 Comments

In addition to the many reasons listed as to why teachers quit their profession in this article, the author also identifies why they stay: “Those schools that do a far better job of managing and coping with and responding to student behavioral issues have far better teacher retention,” says [educator and researcher Richard Ingersoll]. And, […]

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The Inquiry Process, Step By Step

The Inquiry Process, Step By Step

| October 24, 2013 | 21 Comments

Created by educators in Australia, this diagram can be a helpful resource for students, as they embark on the inquiry learning process.

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Learn to Code, Code to Learn

Learn to Code, Code to Learn

| October 22, 2013 | 20 Comments

In this demo-filled talk MIT’s Mitch Resnick, one of the main creators of the kids coding program called Scratch, outlines the benefits of teaching kids to code, so they can do more than just “read” new technologies — but also create them. “As kids are creating projects like this, they’re learning to code, but even […]

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Why Student-Centered Learning Can Change the World

Why Student-Centered Learning Can Change the World

| October 19, 2013 | 7 Comments

“So,” Juárez Correa said, “what do you want to learn?”

Correa asked his students this question in an attempt to bring student-centered learning to an impoverished Mexican town located near a dump where it’s not uncommon to find dead bodies on the street. With that question, Correa not only gave his students something to look forward to in coming to school, but also a clear path to “measurable” achievement.

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Four Tips to Keep Students on Track When Using Devices in Class

Four Tips to Keep Students on Track When Using Devices in Class

| October 16, 2013 | 3 Comments

Bringing technology into the classroom comes with a unique set of challenges, some of which could make classroom  management more difficult if teachers don’t think out strategies beforehand. It’s hard for teachers to keep students focused on their work when they’ve got the internet at their fingertips. Early adopters of one-to-one device programs discovered with […]

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Design Thinking, Deconstructed

Design Thinking, Deconstructed

| October 16, 2013 | 5 Comments

At the Nueva School in Hillsborough, Calif., design thinking is built into students’ and teachers’ everyday lives. The process, which is an approach to learning that includes considering real-world problems, research, analysis, building by hand, and lots of experimentation, is documented and shared among staff.

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How Do Parents’ Cut-Throat Tactics Affect Kids?

How Do Parents’ Cut-Throat Tactics Affect Kids?

| October 15, 2013 | 8 Comments

In this thought-provoking feature in New York Magazine this week, a parent grapples with the ethics of intervening to give kids a “leg up.” “The kids who learn the lesson of cynicism may in fact suffer less than those who don’t. What parents are really telling children with their constant intervening is that there’s no […]

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