Sylvia Martinez, president of Generation YES, is our guest this week and she helps us answer an important question. Is Khan Academy a Monday solution?
“This is the Monday… Someday problem – the fact that even if a teacher changes everything in their classroom, nothing else in the system will change. How can one argue for a long term (Someday) overhaul of math curriculum, pedagogy and assessment when you know even if it does change, it’s going to be long time from now, and you have kids coming in on Monday who need to pass a test on Friday that will depend on them memorizing a bunch of facts and skills? What good does it do to fight when the system not only doesn’t care, but will slap you down for it.”
We discuss this issue, gamification, and explore different aspects of constructivist learning. We learned a lot and you will too in this week’s EdGamer!
Show Host: Zack Gilbert
Show Contributor: Gerry James
Special Guests: Sylvia Martinez
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