liztrimaloff Mar 26, 2012 3:43 PM (in response to fifries)
I was looking into your question and found a blog post from David Andrade, a Physic teacher, who is not a big fan of the Khan Academy videos.
I am really interested in what everyone has to say about David's perspective and feelings about PBL, interactivity and the Flipped Classroom.
annie_e Mar 7, 2014 8:38 PM (in response to fifries)
At our school, our teachers have made their own "Khan"-like videos by recording themselves the night before. It's difficult to teach the lessons in real time, two-at-a-time because you are also focused on discipline and students questions. (We sometimes have algebra and advanced algebra students in the same classroom due to budget restrictions).
We have found that creating videos the night before of ourselves teaching the lesson, creates an atmosphere where the students can watch it on their computers pausing when they need to jot down notes and rewinding when they need clarification. We encourage them to create informed questions when they raise their hands rather than "I don't get this" so that eventually hopefully they can start answering their own questions.
For the first year, this is a lot of work for the teacher, but eventually it will be less and less as the videos are perfected and able to be repeated. What are your thought?