Message and medium

I really enjoyed Vi Hart’s newest video, but I heard conflicting messages. Vi compliments Sal Khan’s videos because the are done on the fly and you can see his thinking process, but then she scoffs videos that are all about the process of math (memorizing equations and processes). I would argue that 99% of Khan […]

Khan Academy and SBG

@CmonMattTHINK put forth a comment on twitter a couple of mornings ago: Salman Khan TED-talks about classroom inversion: http://www.ted.com/talks/salman_khan_let_s_use_video_to_reinvent_education.html Very exciting, yes. But I must be the cranky old man and say.. SO much of this (and SBG) is about skill-mastery. If we let our students believe that math = skill-mastery, we’re doing them a […]