Friday, March 15, 2013

Returns on Investment

This is an example of the work we want to do Togha Tix.

What we can learn from Khan Academy:

1.) There is an amazing opportunity to teach the technical skills through online videos.

2.) There is something naturally engaging about a presentation with the subject removed.

3.) The 'pen effect' as I call it, is also naturally engaging.  If you have ever taught for more than 2 years, you have probably already learned about the art of simplicity.  Students watch the marker as long as you don't say the word first.  Guessing is fun!

4.) Someone fumbling with their words or veering in and out of ideas can be distracting.

Imagine the future of these videos with people who have been trained by an actual classroom to use distraction as a tool for engagement!

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Profit, Planet, People

Thank you to Malaika Thorne for dedicating part of her Saturday AM to teaching me about the concept of the Triple Bottom Line.

Check out some of her work here.

Faith is an island in the setting sun, but proof is the bottom line for everyone - Paul Simon

Listen to the interview here:

Download the complete interview here.