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App of the Week: Khan Academy helps the brain grow


Guided lessons focus on the brain, encourage a growth mindset.

Ed. noteApp of the Week picks are now being curated by the editors of Common Sense Education, which helps educators find the best ed-tech tools, learn best practices for teaching with tech, and equip students with the skills they need to use technology safely and responsibly. Click here to read the full app review.

What’s It Like? 

LearnStorm is a free six-week course through Khan Academy that helps encourage growth mindset and resiliency skills for students in grades 3-12. The website begins with a teacher dashboard that introduces you to the content and allows you to add your students to the class via the Khan Academy interface. LearnStorm then diverts students to the current weekly activity based on their progress.

Price: Free

Grades: 3-12

Rating: 4/5

Pros: Step-by-step, fillable lessons are engaging and help students set positive goals and earn rewards.

Cons: Students may still need additional assistance; requires some extra time for setup and planning.

Bottom line: Wonderful, easy-to-use lessons spur self-reflection and a growth mindset in students.

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