Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Salman Khan - Let's Use Video to Reinvent Education

Salman Khan, founder of the wildly popular Khan Academy, recently gave a talk at TED. As you might expect, Khan does tell the story of how he started the academy but that's not the main point of his talk. In his talk he gives examples of how teachers are using Khan Academy to use classroom time more effectively, provide more data to teachers about their students, and provide students with more individualized instruction. Khan concludes his talk with how technology can be used to humanize classrooms and learning worldwide. Watch the video below, I think you'll get some good ideas from it.

If you like Salman Khan's talk, you'll probably like Dan Meyer's Math Class Needs a Makeover too.

H/T to Donelle O'Brien and Cory Plough.