Taylor ISD DuckLink # 51

empowering student success and school improvement

January 19, 2016

a publication of the Taylor ISD Technology Department

The Growth Mindset and Technology

As many of us reflect on the past year and look forward to a new year, we should examine how we are connecting and encouraging our students to succeed. Digital technology allows our students to do some incredible things but more importantly we must help our students have a growth mindset.

Teaching a growth mindset can make a huge difference in the lives of our students. It can motivate students to be truly productive regardless of their natural talent. If they understand that their basic abilities can be developed through dedication and hard work they can achieve success. Too often students give up believing they simply do not have the natural ability to do great things.

As educators, we can help our students develop a growth mindset that gives them the courage to try new things and see that many things are possible. Digital technology is just one of many tools that can help aid them in this endeavor.

When it comes to integrating technology, do you have a fixed mindset or a growth mindset? How are you helping students take advantage of technology to learn and believe in themselves?

Read more on growth mindset by following one of these links below:

The video below is the first in a series produced by ClassDojo. Use this Discussion Guide with your students.
Big Ideas for the classroom: Growth Mindset - Episode 1/5

iPad / iPhone Apps

Using the uBlock Origin Chrome Browser Tool

Recently we added the uBlock Origin Chrome browser tool for everyone in the district using the Chrome browser. This helps prevent any malicious ads or inappropriate pictures to appear. If you run across a website in which you need to adjust this, this tip may be helpful.

  1. Click the icon for uBlock on the toolbar.
  2. Click the Power button (blue icon) to turn the feature on or off.

Chrome Apps

Subscribe to the IT Blog!

I've started posting items on the new Instructional Technology blog. I hope to post a few tech tips per week. You can get a feed of the post via Google+ or visit the blog and sign up via email.

Taylor ISD Instructional Technology Blog

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Phone: 512-365-5015 or x1900

Be sure to visit the Taylor ISD Technology site for more information.