GPScast: Explaining every state standard in 10 minutes or less

You’re back in ninth grade and struggling in math (long been *my* nightmare). You hit up Vimeo and search for the standard you’re trying to master, MM1A2c, and find something. Or, you borrow an iPod from your teacher during after school tutorial and search the movies on it for MM1A2c.

Welcome to GPScast.

I have a simple, if huge, goal: I want to publish a podcast for every single GPS* standard and element.

Sure, I’ve seen Khan Academy. It’s great! My addition is real state standards correlation (most of what I’ve seen that’s supposedly correlated to Georgia’s math standards is of shallow, if at all, relevance).

I’ve found that in math, my students want me to repeat the same explanation several times until that light bulb comes on. The podcast allows me to put an explanation in a kid’s hands and let him rewind & replay as much as he needs. Build in a little practice, and you have a nice little remediation tool.

I want to make the podcasts available on the YouTubes, in iPod format, and on DVD.

The kickoff of GPScast will be held in a concurrent session at the Georgia Educational Technology Conference. I’ll show participants: 1) what tools they can use to create podcasts, 2) pedagogy for online and asynchronous learning, and 3) how teachers can create online community with their students. Join me at the Georgia Educational Technology Conference on Nov. 4 at 1:45pm in Spanish 1-2 room.

* GPS = Georgia Performance Standard

Stay tuned here for details on the project.

4 thoughts on “GPScast: Explaining every state standard in 10 minutes or less

  1. What a great idea! “Bite sized bits of education”. I also like your observation that some kids need a lot of repetition & videos such as yours are a great way to provide ti.

    I saw this via a tweet from Dana Huff & have retweeted it, plus emailed the link to a couple of math blogges.

  2. Thanks, Liz! Bite-sized is right. As I think through this program, I realize my intent is not to teach the material to a first-time learner, but rather to tutor — which keeps the videos shorter.

    Next up: the binomial theorem.

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