So, I’ve talked about Khan Academy before. They make instructional videos for students to watch and learn from.
I’ve talked about #flipclass before. In this model, the teacher makes videos for the students to watch and learn from.
I like the idea of students having instructional videos to watch and learn from. But, in both Khan Academy (and other related sites) as well as flipped classes, the students are recipients of the videos. We decided that we didn’t want them to simply be recipients. We decided that we wanted them to be producers of the resources, too. So, we decided to just let the students create the math help videos.
Here’s what they did: Today I unveil the @PennGeometry Beta for your review and feedback. Currently, there are videos created from one practice test about triangle similarity. We would like to expand and continually improve.
All of the videos are designed, produced, and completed by our students. Some of my students were sensitive to the boring math video and tried to add their personality to the video. We would love some comments, “likes”, and constructive feedback. Please check it out. Eventually, we want to add our voices to the overall mathematics community to support those in need.
Check it out and let us know what you think. We look forward to hearing from you.