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March 9, 2015
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Good Videos On A Growth Mindset, The Importance Of Learning From Mistakes & A Lot More

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I’ve posted a lot about the importance of a growth mindset (see The Best Resources On Helping Our Students Develop A “Growth Mindset”) and I’ve also previously shared about a group called PERTS from Stanford, which is working on related educational resources.

They’ve now published short videos on the topic that would be useful in the classroom, and have a site that they are expanding to helped interested educators connect. In addition, that same site has good resources on helping students learn from mistakes and providing students effective feedback.

Here are just three of the videos on the site. I know I’ll be using a number of their resources in my classroom:

In addition to adding this post to my Growth Mindset “Best” list, I’m also adding this post to The Best Posts, Articles & Videos About Learning From Mistakes & Failures and to The Best Resources For Learning How To Best Give Feedback To Students.

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March 6, 2015
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Video: Virtual Experience Of Having Alzheimer’s

Many of us have family members suffering from Alzheimer’s or dementia. I don’t know about you, but it’s very hard for me to imagine what it must be like for those with the disease.

Here’s a clip from ABC News of an experiment that may, or may not, give people a tiny sense of what it must be like.

I’m adding it to The Best Sites For Walking In Someone Else’s Shoes.


World News Videos | US News Videos

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March 3, 2015
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Video: Interview With Brooklyn Principal Made Famous By “Humans Of New York”

You’ve probably heard of Nadia Lopez, the principal of a Brooklyn school who was praised by a student interviewed for Humans Of New York (see A Boy Praises the Principal of His Brooklyn School, and a Fund-Raising Campaign Takes Off).

Here’s a video of an interview done with her by The Atlantic:

Why Principals Matter from The Atlantic on Vimeo.

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February 28, 2015
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Watch 41 Clips From Dan Pink’s TV Show, “Crowd Control”

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I’ve previously written posts about Dan Pink’s great National Geographic series, Crowd Control.

You can now watch forty-one short clips from the show on National Geographic’s YouTube Channel.

Here’s one sample:

They’re excellent for use in many lessons, particularly for IB Theory of Knowledge when we study human sciences.

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February 28, 2015
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Firefox Releases Free Video Calling System Built Into Browser

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Firefox has unveiled “Hello,” a video-calling system that is built into its browser. No registration is necessary. All you have to do is easily “create a conversation,” name it, and send the url link to the person with whom you want to talk. You can also create a contact list. They can use other browsers, like Chrome, and still use the link to the video call. Unfortunately, it appears to me that you can’t have group video chatrooms — in other words, it appears that you can just have two computers using the url address (let me know if I’m wrong on that).

They say they’re releasing it “gradually,” so not everybody might have it yet in their Firefox version.

Here’s a video describing it:

I’m adding this post to:

The Best Applications For Sending Online Video Messages

The Best Online Tools For Real-Time Collaboration

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