Using Typorama to Develop and Reinforce Growth Mindset

Are you at a loss of ways to grab your students’ attention at the beginning of the year? Do you want to lay a foundation for a positive learning experience? With the emphasis on fixed and growth mindset, we want our students to stretch their minds to learn and experience personal success, even though there may be setbacks. Teachers and students can use the design app Typorama to create posters to develop and reinforce a Growth Mindset.

A “fixed mindset” assumes that our character, intelligence, and creative ability are static givens which we can’t change in any meaningful way, and success is the affirmation of that inherent intelligence, an assessment of how those givens measure up against an equally fixed standard; striving for success and avoiding failure at all costs become a way of maintaining the sense of being smart or skilled. A “growth mindset,” on the other hand, thrives on challenge and sees failure not as evidence of unintelligence but as a heartening springboard for growth and for stretching our existing abilities.” – Carol Dweck



It’s so important to help our students develop a growth mindset and understand that failure is a learning experience. With the app Typorama, students can design their own posters reflecting a growth mindset. They can research different quotes or just make up their own. This is a perfect activity for the beginning of the year.




Typorama is a free app that’s so easy to use. It takes very little instruction and students will love exploring the different settings. The posters look so professional.

– When you open the app, you automatically see different backgrounds. You can choose one of those or select your own.

– Type a topic in the search window, or select camera roll and choose your own photo.


 

– Next, you’ll be prompted to select the format for the poster. 

– Then, comes the fun part! Select the text styles, tools for adjustment, filters, and overlays. Your students will love playing with these tools. 


 
– I recommend saving it to the Gallery (camera roll)
– Then, print the poster. You may want to reduce the size if you want your students to place these on their desks. Or, place them around the classroom throughout the year.
– The posters can even spark discussion on what the the poster and quote means to them.
 
 

 

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