Staff Picks: Big Data, EdTech, SOPA/PIPA

Tom Picks “In schools, self-esteem boosting is losing favor to rigor, finer-tuned praise”

Tom says, “Carol Dweck’s Mindset (and Pink’s Drive) are useful summaries about what is being learning in the science of motivation–the likely area of big breakthroughs from Big Data.”

Karen Picks “Shift Your Classroom: Small Strategic Steps”

Karen says, “So excited to read about a engaged teacher who loves to explore different teaching methods and learning methods for her students.  This is definitely a must read.”

Caroline Picks “Congress Puts SOPA, PIPA on Hold”

Caroline says, “It was great to see how citizens, entrepreneurs and company joined forces this week to inform the public about these two proposed pieces of legislation. It was an example of a respectful and educated protest that had a large effect.”

Sarah Picks “SOPA and PIPA Polling Lower than the BP Oil Spill”

Sarah says, “SOPA and PIPA turned a lot of heads this week. I enjoyed reading our teacher blogger Adam Renfro’s comedic review of how such bills could negatively affect online education and learning for students. It also was great to see the impact the groundswell had on turning over the bills this week.”

Getting Smart Staff

The Getting Smart Staff believes in learning out loud and always being an advocate for things that we are excited about. As a result, we write a lot. Do you have a story we should cover? Email [email protected]

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