This study was performed, and the project was developed in my 2/3rd combo class in California during the 2017-18 school year. I had 24 students in the class. We had access to a full computer lab 3 times per week, and 10 Chromebooks in the classroom.
Throughout my first semester, I studied the question: What is the relationship between growth mindset and goal setting? I collected data on my student's mindsets, taught them about growth mindset and surveyed them again. I had also implemented goal setting strategies with my students using paper and pencil. I found that students with a growth mindset tended to set more challenging goals for themselves, but the correlation wasn't very strong. I decided to modify my question for the remainder of my research.
In order to better meet my student's needs, and to get them more interested in goal setting- I decided to integrate technology tools into our routine. During my second semester I had students set goals using Seesaw and Google Classroom, and I collected data from my students using Google Forms. The students were more engaged in the process, and I found that with the use of technology tools in the classroom I could customize the goal setting process for each student even more and get the students more interested and invested in the strategies.
At the end of my first semester, after my first round of research,I created this video to highlight my findings.
This is the prototype I created in the beginning of my second semester, which brought me to where I am with my project now.
I created my logo during my final semester, after many drafts and with plenty of input and feedback from my wonderful cohort members and professor! I used Canva to design my logo, which is so easy, user friendly, and contains many free features! ( I also used Canva to create all of the original graphics presented on this website.)