“Rewind, Pause, Fast-Forward” – J. RichardsWorld ORTNaomi Prawer Kadar International Seminarfor Digital Technology in Jewish EducationWednesday 1stMay 2013***Before anything else, here are the links you need, so you don’t have to go looking for them:Khan Academy:https://www.khanacademy.org/talks-and-interviews/key-media-pieces/v/salman-khan-talk-at-ted-2011--from-ted-com(I stopped it at around 7:30, but you can watch more)Professor Walter Lewin:http://videolectures.net/mit801f99_lewin_lec10/ (particularly watch from 45:15)The Tinkering Studio:http://tinkering.exploratorium.edu/about/)BB FlashBack Tutorial:http://www.bbsoftware.co.uk/movies.aspx?name=HowToRecordv3&app=FBExpress2&rid=0My Video Tutorials:http://www.torahschool.co.uk/Tutorials/Tutorials.htmFor a cross section, please try:Tutorial 2: Script letters demonstrationsTutorial 3: Gematria 4 – Ba’al Haturim on the ‘Beis’ of ‘Bereishis’Tutorial 5: Rashi Script Video – Similar and Confusable Letters
…pupils now work and learnat their own pace at homeand interact withtheir peers in class
…the technology hashumanised the dehumanisingclassroom of children withtheir fingers on their lips……now they’re actuallyinteracting with each other
Dr. Jackie Gerstein(online lecturer, author,specialist in experiential learning)Advantage: lecture basedcontent more easily accessedand controlled by the learner“The FlippedClassroom:The Full Picture”
Advantage: lecturesbecome homework andclass time is used forcollaborative student work
Advantage: allowsstudents with multiplelearning styles andabilities to learn at theirown pace throughtraditional models
Disadvantage: if videolectures drive the instruction,it’s just a repackaging of amore traditional model ofdidactic learning…
… It is not a new paradigm norpedagogy of learning.
Challenge: educators needto be re-educated as towhat to do with the classtime that previously wasused for their lectures.
Two Minute Exercise:In small groups (three is good),consider what effective classroomfollow-up to videos would look like,a) in general,b) in Kodesh context
Harvard Professor, Chris Dede:“It is still, in my mind, the oldperson. It’s still starting withpresentation learning and thentrying to sprinkle somelearning-by-doing on top of it.”
Criticism of Khan Academy“As Frank Noschese notes:The news stories are not showing theopen ended problems the kids shouldbe engaging with once they havemastered the basics…”
… “Instead, they show kidssitting in front of laptopsworking drills and watchingvideos. The focus is on thewrong things…”
“Khan Academy videos arenothing new. MITOpenCourseWare has beenaround for ten years…”
“Walter Lewin’s awesomephysics lectures havebeen available for most ofthose ten years.”
Play:Professor Walter Lewin (MIT)Hookes Law “lecture” . . .
For educators, …aframework is needed toassist them with theimplementation of theFlipped Classroom.
The use of video lecturesneeds to fall within thelarger framework oflearning activities
Tenets of“The Flipped Classroom,The Full Picture”…