The 8-Bit Instructor: Failure IS an Option (EP010)

EP029 Learning with Google (Updates on Google for Education) The 8-Bit Instructor

In this week's episode, I go through all of the updates coming to Google Workspace for Education. Plus, news and updates from Microsoft, IXL, and Screencastify; and, of course, your question of the week.
  1. EP029 Learning with Google (Updates on Google for Education)
  2. EP028 Making the Most of Google Chrome
  3. EP027 Creativity (Fact or Fiction?)
  4. EP026 Visual Communication with Tony Vincent
  5. EP025 Classroom Lesson from Super Mario Maker

Episode 10

This week, we look at how failure can be beneficial in your classroom. A time-saving keyboard shortcut in the treasure chest. Plus, this week’s question of the week.

News & updates

  • Nothing really going on this week

Treasure Chest: Duplicate

  • Use Ctrl(Cmd)+D to duplicate objects in Google Slides and Google Drawings

Boss Battle: Failure IS an Option

  • Failure is our greatest teacher
  • Implement a growth mindset culture
  • Utilize failure effectively in class
    • Set up the culture and know that it is a process that will take time to adjust to
    • Alleviate this stress of “perfection”
    • Don’t tie “failure” into grades
    • Get students to stop and reflect on their learning
    • Use failure to challenge students more and enable them to take more risks in their work

Crew Members’ Board (#8BitCrew)

QOTW: How are you implementing failure and error in class to help your students learn?

Use the #8BitCrew on Twitter or post longer stories in the comments section here.

Get connected

Check out my Google Classroom Udemy course.


Music by David Fesliyan (

  • Intro/Outro: “Retro Platforming”
  • Boss Battle: “Boss Battle Rock”
  • Crew Member’s Board: “Pirate Dance”
  • Wrap up: “Game Over” by Patrick de Arteaga

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