Â As promised, my follow up to this year’s debut DayTime post. Â I’m going to setup shop for the first DayTime get together, tomorrow at 9:00AM on the Cherokee campus. Â Followed by the inaugural Willow Grove DayTime session on Wednesday at 9:00AM located in the exchange, free admission for your first visit and receive 5 free sessions if you join the “refer a friend” program.
Â Kidding aside, please swing by to talk all things tech…I’m normally rather hungry and somewhat cranky at 9AM so coffee is welcome (skim milk & one splenda)
OK, on to the serious stuff (you don’t really have to bring coffee)! Â Over the course of the 6 months or so, I’ve come across several articles written about Salman Khan regarding his use of video in an attempt to revolutionize educationÂ (link to a Mindshift article at the end of the post, and if you know me well, you know that I love Seinfeld, so that article was particularly catchy) with theÂ Khan Academy. Â At any rate, I began to bookmark each of these articles, and before I knew it, I had quite the collection of Khan articles and videos to catch up on. Â Khan, a former hedge-fund analyst, has created over 2,000 instructional videos to help teachers “flip their classroom” Â Rather than assigning homework, Khan assigns the lectures/videos as homework, and does the work with the students in the classroom. Â In the following Ted Talk, Khan says teachers have “used technology to humanize the classroom” removing the one size fits all model. Â I love the introduction of “gamification” (link to an article discussing gamification at the end of the post) to engage students and promote collaboration. Â This Ted Talk is about 20 minutes long, but certainly worth a watch.
Minshift article by Tina Barseghian – Meet Sal Khan:the Seinfeld of the Education Revolution
“Mindshift” article discussing gamification -Â Can Gamification Boost Independent Learning?