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Realmente en mis días de colegio e incluso universitarios, nunca experimenté un proyecto de aula como éste, pero quizás van siendo más comunes en los centros educativos de España gracias a metodologías educativas innovadoras que aprovechan las TIC.
Sin duda, lo realmente interesante de este proyecto va mucho más allá del uso de las TIC. Se transforma el concepto de educación. Se generan oportunidades para desarrollar, lo que considero, las habilidades críticas para tener éxito en cualquier profesión del futuro: comunicación oral y escrita, capacidad de análisis de información, pensamiento crítico, creatividad, trabajo en equipo, resolución de problemas y responsabilidad personal sobre el resultado. Como dije a Madre Montserrat, les estaré esperando cuando acaben para que vengan a trabajar y a colaborar conmigo. Sin duda, con estos inicios también aprenderé mucho de ellos.
The Khan Academy is an organization on a mission. We’re a not-for-profit with the goal of changing education for the better by providing a free world-class education to anyone anywhere. All of the site’s resources are available to anyone. It doesn’t matter if you are a student, teacher, home-schooler, principal, adult returning to the classroom after 20 years, or a friendly alien just trying to get a leg up in earthly biology. The Khan Academy’s materials and resources are available to you completely free of charge.
Students can make use of our extensive video library, practice exercises, and assessments from any computer with access to the web.
- Complete custom self-paced learning tool
- A dynamic system for getting help
- A custom profile, points, and badges to measure progress
Coaches, parents, and teachers have unprecedented visibility into what their students are learning and doing on the Khan Academy.
- Ability to see any student in detail
- A real-time class report for all students
- Better intelligence for doing targeted interventions
Much of the enthusiasm for the potential of blended learning comes from what is currently a math program. School of One, operating inside three New York City public middle schools, is an exciting experiment interweaving a wide range of online learning possibilities with classroom instruction. Indeed, a visitor needs only to walk into School of One’s classroom space at Intermediate School 228 in Brooklyn to see what customized education looks like. The classroom is an open space that runs the length of the building wing, but is subdivided by bookshelves into workspaces where small groups of students work with the teacher or individually with laptops. The first sight that greets the eye is an airport-style video display, listing not cities and flights, but students’ names and how they will receive their instruction during that period. For those who are starting on the computer, a press of a button will take them to a lesson provided by 1 of more than 50 content providers. Each lesson runs about half an hour, and students may switch from one content provider to another on the same skill. Others work in small groups with a teacher, who will typically oversee two or three groups of students, the content and groupings informed by data from the student’s work online.