Headspace.com – meditation

Freemium! Narrated by Andy, Headspace.com is designed to teach and build users’ meditation skills so they live a happier life. When launching Headspace.com, users must first register and then they will be able to access the “Take 10” series, which is a 10-part series of meditation videos, and each video lasts for 10 minutes. By viewing it, users learn the basics of meditation. After completing the “Take 10” series, users must subscribe in order to access an array of different meditation videos. In Headspace.com, users’ progress and mediation records are tracked, reminders can be set, Mindful Moments can be scheduled,…

Review Overview

A. Instruction - 6.3
B. Design - 7.3
C. Engagement - 5

6.2

Headspace: An App for Meditation

Summary : Learn Meditation and Track Your Progress

Narrated by Andy, Headspace.com is designed to teach and build users’ meditation skills so they live a happier life. When launching Headspace.com, users must first register and then they will be able to access the “Take 10” series, which is a 10-part series of meditation videos, and each video lasts for 10 minutes. By viewing it, users learn the basics of meditation. After completing the “Take 10” series, users must subscribe in order to access an array of different meditation videos. In Headspace.com, users’ progress and mediation records are tracked, reminders can be set, Mindful Moments can be scheduled, and the science behind meditation can be read.

Instructional Ideas

  1. Teachers can have students complete a “Take 10” video each day for two weeks. Before beginning the “Take 10” series, teachers can have students journal about their views regarding meditation or what they expect meditation to be like. After completing the “Take 10” series, teachers can have students read their journals from before starting the series and compare it how they now feel about meditation. Some prompts to stimulate conversation are: (1) How have your ideas about mediation changed? (2) Do you think you would meditate on your own? (3) Have you noticed any differences in your life, even subtle ones, since you took part in the “Take 10” series?
  2. Teachers can have students read “The Science” section of this app and the information included onheadspace.com. Next, teachers can have students summarize three ideas they learned about mediation after reading the science.
  3. After becoming familiar with the app and its videos, teachers can have students research meditative techniques. At this point, teachers can have students use a movie-maker app such as Educreations or TouchCast to record them leading a meditative session. When creating the session, students are only to make an audio recording, not visual. The audios can then be shared by uploading or linking them to a class website.
A1. Rigor
A2. 21st Century Skills
A3. Conn. to Future Learning
A4. Value of Errors
A5. Feedback to Teacher
A6. Level of Material
A7. Cooperative Learning
A8. Accom. of Individual Diff.
B1. Ability to Save Progress
B2. Platform Integration
B3. Screen Design
B4. Ease of Use
B5. Navigation
B6. Goal Orientation
B7. Information Presentation
B8. Media Integration
B9. Cultural Sensitivity
C1. Learner Control
C2. Interactivity
C3. Pace
C4. Flexibility
C5. Interest
C6. Aesthetics
C7. Utility

Screenshots

  • Headspace: Sleep & Meditation Screenshot
  • Headspace: Sleep & Meditation Screenshot
  • Headspace: Sleep & Meditation Screenshot
  • Headspace: Sleep & Meditation Screenshot
  • Headspace: Sleep & Meditation Screenshot
  • Headspace: Sleep & Meditation Screenshot
  • Headspace: Sleep & Meditation Screenshot
  • Headspace: Sleep & Meditation Screenshot