Unlocking students' passion about what they are learning helps them persist in a task until they succeed, writes Wisconsin elementary-school principal Matt Renwick. In this blog post, Renwick shares his observations of three elementary students as they learned to create their own screencasts. "He saw the joy in his work instead of failure. It helped that his progress was visible, thanks to technology, prompt feedback and reflection," Renwick writes about one fifth-grade student.

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