Blog 2: Great Blog: Mind/Shift

Mind/Shift is a magazine-style blog launched in 2010 by KQED, a public media organization based in North Carolina, and NPR (National Public Radio).  It is simple to navigate; clicking on the title of an article or its accompanying graphic takes one straight to that article. Each article in turn has a group of suggested articles related to the first one.  A reader can spend hours just reading one related article after another.  For example, clicking on Social And Emotional Benefits Of Video Games: Metacognition and Relationships can lead the reader to What Keeps Students Motivated to Learn? which in turn could lead the reader to Beyond Knowing Facts, How Do We Get to a Deeper Level of Learning? and so on and so forth.


At any time, a reader can shift gears by choosing a different subject from the blue tool bar. These choices include GAMES AND LEARNING, BIG IDEAS, TEACHING STRATEGIES, CHILDREN AND MEDIA, AND ABOUT (which tells about Mind/Shift).

The blog focuses on Digital Tools and Teaching Strategies, both of which can help a new teacher as well as a seasoned one who may need more help growing into the digital age.

On a sad note, it was while checking out this blog’s references that I learned of the death of poet Maya Angelou. 


About palancatina

Teacher, Student, Facilitator. In Spanish, PALANCA means lever. An English Language student once told me how apt my name was because I lifted the class up into a higher realm of knowledge and understanding. I hope to live up to that!
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