|Perfect Combination = Khan Academy + TEDTalks|
|posted by: Jill | June 15, 2011, 02:57 PM|
Khan Academy: The Khan Academy is... a not-for-profit with the goal of changing education for the better by providing a free world-class education to anyone anywhere...With over 2100 videos, it is easily the most exhaustive collection of instruction on the internet allowing learners to know that they can fill in almost any of their "gaps" with the content on this site. The content is made in digestible 10-20 minute chunks especially purposed for viewing on the computer. All of the site's resources are available to anyone free of charge.
ED Talks: TED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started out in 1984 as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design. Since then its scope has become ever broader...TEDTalks began as a simple attempt to share what happens at TED with the world. Under the moniker "ideas worth spreading," talks were released online. They rapidly attracted a global audience in the millions. Indeed, the reaction was so enthusiastic that the entire TED website has been reengineered around TEDTalks, with the goal of giving everyone on-demand access to the world's most inspiring voices.
The result: A 20-minute video about the history of Khan Academy, where it is headed, and how it is changing classroom learning. Khan Academy can quite possibly change your method of teaching and learning. It can quite possibly save a struggling student. Khan academy is all about differentiating learning for a student by "removing a one-size-fits-all lecture from the classroom and letting the students have a self-paced lecture at home." View founder Salman Khan's TEDTalk here!