MindSnacks Pecha Kucha

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MindSnacks Pecha Kucha

  1. 1. <ul><li>Jeff Evans, Co-Founder of MindSnacks </li></ul>“ Who is this guy?”
  2. 3. <ul><li>Popular Edu-myth #329: </li></ul><ul><li>Learning can't actually be </li></ul><ul><li>Really FUN </li></ul><ul><li>AND </li></ul><ul><li>Really EFFECTIVE </li></ul><ul><li>Can it??? </li></ul>
  3. 4. <ul><li>“ 90% of the problem... </li></ul><ul><li>is just to </li></ul><ul><li>help students </li></ul><ul><li>get interested ...” </li></ul><ul><li>- Noam Chomsky </li></ul>
  4. 5. How & When
  5. 6. <ul><li>How? </li></ul>
  6. 7. When?
  7. 9. <ul><li>Boring learning = No learning at all </li></ul>
  8. 10. <ul><li>Especially true for language learning </li></ul>photo courtesy of: http://www.flickr.com/photos/kzys/101643878/sizes/z/
  9. 11. <ul><li>Language Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Spanish / French ~600 hrs </li></ul><ul><li>Polish / Russian ~1,100 hrs </li></ul><ul><li>Chinese / Arabic ~2,200 hrs </li></ul><ul><li>(source: Wikibooks) </li></ul><ul><li>Other learning </li></ul><ul><li>Calculus ~250 hrs </li></ul><ul><li>Organic Chemistry ~300 hrs </li></ul>
  10. 12. <ul><li>Three key goals: </li></ul><ul><li>1. Fun-first, & rewarding </li></ul>
  11. 14. <ul><li>Three key goals: </li></ul><ul><li>1. Fun-first, & rewarding </li></ul><ul><li>2. Social </li></ul>
  12. 16. <ul><li>Three key goals: </li></ul><ul><li>1. Fun-first, & rewarding </li></ul><ul><li>2. Social </li></ul><ul><li>3. Adaptive </li></ul>
  13. 17. <ul><li>Vs. </li></ul>
  14. 20. <ul><li>Contact me: [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Check us out at: www.mindsnacks.com </li></ul><ul><li>www.mindsnacks.com </li></ul>

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