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.
With that, I’ll see you all (both of you, hahaha) tomorrow! Â Have you added the SCHift blog to yourÂ RSS feed, or followed me on Twitter – https://twitter.com/#!/VincentDayÂ
Minshift article by Tina Barseghian – Meet Sal Khan:the Seinfeld of the Education Revolution
“Mindshift” article discussing gamification -Â Can Gamification Boost Independent Learning?
It never fails, I always forget something!!! Cherokee session will be in the carpenter gallery.
I had no idea you were so funny and a fellow Seinfeld fan. I did know about the coffee addiction, and it takes one to know one. Now for the serious part: I just received notification that my Skype subscription had expired. (My Skype name was peggymandellatspringside.) Next week I am flying out to Phoenix with my MacBook Pro to give a Prezi at a national conference with my partner, Liz Harris, who will be Skyped in from Philadelphia. Does this mean I can’t Skype her in on my laptop?
I vote for one Day Time session every single day in a different location across campus!!
I would love it, but the people have to show! Poor showing today, only a few customers!! I have to dig deep to think of some new promotions.
Pete answered your question, right?