Curated Content and Assessment

Growth Mindset Use in Education

Curation Tool: Scoop.It!


Description of Curated Content

I chose to curate Growth Mindset in Education. The growth mindset term was devised by Dr. Carol Dweck over 30 years ago. According to The Growth Mindset—What is Growth Mindset—Mindset Works, “Dr. Dweck coined the terms fixed mindset and growth mindset to describe the underlying beliefs people have about learning and intelligence. When students believe they can get smarter, they understand that effort makes them stronger. Therefore they put in extra time and effort, and that leads to higher achievement” (n.d.).  I began using a growth mindset in my math class using Jo Boaler’s Youcubed lessons (n.d.). I learned very quickly that this could relate to all subjects and all educational settings.

The curated content focuses on a growth mindset in educational settings. I used Scoop.It! to curate content. This tool was user-friendly and easy to navigate.

How Curated Content is Organized

Define/Explain Growth Mindset

Fixed vs Growth Mindset

Growth Mindset Activities

Growth Mindset Research

Growth Mindset for School Subjects

Growth Mindset Teaching Resources

Growth Mindset Videos



A growth mindset intervention can change students’ grades if school culture is supportive. (n.d.). ScienceDaily. Retrieved from

Adoption Blog 2020—Hope Connections—Support for Adoptive Families and Support for Foster Families. (n.d.). Retrieved from (n.d.). Big Life Kids Podcast—A growth mindset podcast for kids. Big Life 

Journal. Retrieved from (n.d.). 45 Growth Mindset Mantras. Big Life Journal. Retrieved from

From fixed mindset to growth mindset: The complete guide. (2020, January 28). Ness Labs.

Growth Mindset: A waste of time? (n.d.). The Learning Landscape. Retrieved from

Growth Mindset—Jennifer Bricker. (n.d.). Retrieved from

Growth Mindset Songs. (n.d.). SongsForTeaching.Com. Retrieved from

Growth Mindset Videos: 10 Inspiring TEDTalks to Share With Your Kids. (2019, April 28). Childhood101.

Growth Mindset vs Fixed Mindset: 9 Distinct Differences. (2020, January 29). Lifehack.

Growth Mindset vs Fixed Mindset: The Two Mindsets Explained. (2019, May 20). NTask.

Growth Mindset—What it is and how to build it. (n.d.). The Learner Lab. Retrieved from

How you can be good at math, and other surprising facts about learning | Jo Boaler | TEDxStanford. (n.d.). Retrieved from

krystal. (2019, August 26). Fixed Mindset vs Growth Mindset. The Wellness Blogger.

Major US study shows positive impact of growth mindset. (n.d.). Tes. Retrieved from

Mathematical Mindsets. (n.d.). YouCubed. Retrieved from

Mindsets in the News. (n.d.). Mindset Scholars Network. Retrieved from

National Study Bolsters Case for Teaching ’Growth Mindset’—Education Week. (n.d.). Retrieved from

New Growth Mindset Videos. (2020, January 19). Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

New Study Shows Where ‘Growth Mindset’ Training Works (And Where It Doesn’t)—EdSurge News. (2019, August 7). EdSurge.

Niska, E. (n.d.). Developing a Growth Mindset in the ELA Classroom. Retrieved from

7 Growth Mindset Activities To Build Your Mindset. (2020, January 30). Lifehack.

The Growth Mindset—What is Growth Mindset—Mindset Works. (n.d.). Retrieved  from

The Growth Mindset Quiz: How Does Your Mindset Measure Up? (n.d.). Wabisabi Learning. Retrieved from

Three Steps for Strengthening Communication and Resilience in Science Class. (n.d.). KQED. Retrieved from

University of Texas at Austin. (2019, August 7). A growth mindset intervention can change students’ grades if school culture is supportive. ScienceDaily. Retrieved from

Youcubed. (n.d.). YouCubed. Retrieved from


Standards Checklist for Quality Curation

1. ✅Assemble Sites to Stream-Are social media sites assembled to collect resourceful content?

         Evidence: Organize Content

2. ✅Discover Your Specialty-Is the topic related to your field of study?


3. ✅Be Seen as an Expert-Does the content shared connect well to your expertise?


4. ✅Needs of the Audience-Does the content connect well with your audience?

         Evidence: Curation for Audience

5. ✅Choose High-Quality Content-Is the information reliable?

        Evidence: Credible Sources

6. ✅Use the Latest Information-Is the content up-to-date?

        Evidence: blog

7. ✅Inviting Content-Does the content appeal to the user?

         Evidence:curated content

8. ✅Evaluate the Content-Is the content of high quality?

         Evidence: Credible Sources

9. ✅Add Reports and Reviews-Have reviews been added to the curated content?

Evidence:curated content

10.✅Publish Wisely- Is the organization of content arranged in a meaningful way?


11.✅Distribute Content- Can everyone access the curated content?


12.✅Give Credit-Is the curated content cited properly?

         Evidence: Zotero

13.✅Share-Is the curated content shared on a PLN or social media site?


14.✅DiscussAre there opportunities to comment and discuss the curated content?


15. X Assess-Is the content useful for the user?  Are the user comments insightful?

         Evidence: After posting on my blog and Twitter, I will wait for feedback and comments on curated content.



Content Curation: A Beginner’s Guide To Curating Content. (2018, October 24). Hootsuite Social Media Management.

How can you edit and organize your content with (2019, December 10). Scoop.It Blog.

What is a Credible Source? How to Evaluate Web Resources. (n.d.). WhoIsHostingThis.Com. Retrieved from

Zotero | Your personal research assistant. (n.d.). Retrieved from



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