Browsing All Posts published on »January, 2013«

A Major Frustration With Khan Academy

January 27, 2013


A blog post by Dan Myer, Pattern Matching In Khan Academy, recently caught my attention. I’m a huge fan of the power of pattern matching, so I was curious to hear about how Khan Academy my be leveraging it. The blog post references another blog post by Stephanie Chang (an engineer at Khan), Takeaways From […]

Making Learning ‘Unhatable’

January 23, 2013


I was having a twitter debate the other day with a teacher about homework. I feel very strongly that we need to create an educational system that does not need to require homework to reach the necessary learning goals. For me, though, this goes beyond homework. When it comes to my daughter I feel very […]

Demo of XYFlyer

January 17, 2013


I’ve just created a short demo of XYFlyer: As a note this demo was created for the NYC Schools Gap App Challenge. Here’s my submission: XYFlyer.

The Antithesis of Boring

January 10, 2013


I was just doing a thought experiment around the idea of students having a clicker in their hand where they could signal how bored they were with the current class. They would be able to push a dial up to 10, with 10 meaning extremely bored. A computer would receive the feedback and aggregate it […]

No Badges? No Problem.

January 7, 2013


Thanks to @sethleavitt I was able to test out XYFlyer with about 60 8th graders this morning. (there’s really nothing more nerve-wracking as 60 8th graders using your website for the first time. they have an amazing ability to find bugs.) Although they certainly made me feel like XYFlyer has plenty of room for improvement, […]