I love the website MindShift. “MindShift explores the future of learning in all its dimensions. We examine how learning is being impacted by technology, discoveries about how the brain works, poverty and inequities, social and emotional practices, assessments, digital games, design thinking and music, among many other topics.”
MindShift is a wonderful resource for professional learning. If you’ve not found MineShift yet make it one of your goals to visit and explore in 2016! Follow MindShift on Twitter (@MindShiftKQED) or subscribe via email and you will find new articles and resources from their wealth of brilliant writers and commentators. By reading an article or two each week and taking time to think about and explore the topic in more detail you will expand your knowledge of contemporary educational issues and grow as an educator, no matter if you’ve been doing it for 3 weeks or 30 years!
Sometimes it’s an article that articulates just what you’ve been thinking, or something that provokes you to think deeper about an issue. They are easy to share with colleagues and will ensure that you keep learning about learning!
Interesting Find! – MindShift works in collaboration with KQED, Public Media for Northern California (they have a whole Professional Learning section there too!). On the KQED website they have a section called Bay Curious, so that got me curious! It’s fab – you write in with a question about the San Francisco Bay Area you’d like their reporters to investigate, the community votes on which question they’d most like answered, and the results are all published on their website! Genius! What a brilliant public service! Thank you KQED, @, @ and everyone who contributes to MindShift for exciting curiosity and encouraging lifelong learning!