Salman Khan, creator of Khan Academy teaching videos, calls for “flipping” education: Let students watch video lectures at home and do “homework” in class with help from the teacher.
Once a hedge-fund analyst, Khan started making YouTube videos five years ago to supplement his math tutoring sessions with his cousins. They preferred the videos, Khan says. The first time you’re trying to learn something, the last thing you need is another human being standing over you saying, “Do you understand it?”
All fifth through twelfth graders in Little Falls, Minnesota will get iPads next year, reports the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. This year, fifth graders were given iPads. Some teachers are flipping instruction:
The iPads have allowed teachers to pre-record some lessons that their classes watch as homework, leaving more time at school for them to work with students one-on-one, (Superintendent Curt) Tryggestad said.
The school board used funds set aside for textbooks to pay for the $499 computers.