kitchen table math, the sequel: sounds promising

Sunday, June 17, 2012

sounds promising

from Redirect: The Surprising New Science of Psychological Change by Timothy D. Wilson:
Several companies now market [educational] videos for kids and millions of children have watched them. As a result, these kids are now exceeding smart, right?

Unfortunately not, because it turns out that toddlers do not learn very well from disembodied voice-overs on videos. 
I guess this changes when kids turn 5 and go to school in flipped classrooms.


Auntie Ann said...

On the other hand, I think out 9 year old has learned more science from Magic School Bus than at school.

Bostonian said...

I've never figured out how to start a new thread on your blog. I suggest you start a thread on the following paper

The Aftermath of Accelerating Algebra:
Evidence from a District Policy Initiative

Sorry for the off-topic post, which you are welcome to delete.