MindMeister Empowers Learners in a 5th Grade Gifted Classroom

At MeisterLabs, we like to keep a close eye on what people are saying about us on social media. The most interesting and satisfying kinds of posts we see are the ones where people share how they use our tools, and how they help them reach their goals. Recently, one such tweet stood out from the crowd. In it, Daniel Whitt, Coordinator of Instructional Technology at Madison City Schools, shared one of the most inspirational videos we’ve seen in a very long time.

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On the Fast Forward blog, Daniel Whitt explains what the video shows:

Rachel Gibbs at Heritage Elementary School in Madison, AL reveals and explains a long-term project dedicated to activating global citizens in a 5th grade gifted classroom. She and her students elegantly combine the four primary categories of growth of the Forward Team to make an impact on the world: highly meaningful technology integration, global participation, project-based learning, and accomplishment-oriented assessment. The giant misconception in education is that activities of this nature are reserved for gifted classrooms or electives. We can do this every day, everywhere.”

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One of the highly meaningful technology integrations Daniel Whitt mentions is MindMeister. As part of their Global Citizen project, the students have chosen different topics, such as ‘Polluted Water’, ‘Endangered Animals’, and ‘Universal Education’, and have used MindMeister to put together all of the research for their particular topic. The tool enables them to organize all related questions, facts and resources such as worksheets in a radiant structure, and easily link to external websites for further reading.

We’re proud and honored that our tool is aiding students on their journey to become global citizens.

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