KidsTeachingKids will give kids free access to tens of thousands of virtual tutors through video tutorials created by kids, for kids, using smartphones to both produce and watch the tutorials.
The Goal: Peer-to-peer Videos for Education
The goal of KidsTeachingKids is to encourage student-produced video explanations of every problem in every textbook and make them freely and easily accessible to any student, anywhere in the world. Why? Because schools need free educational videos for use in their classrooms, and kids need help with their homework when no one is around to help them. Plus, kids prefer to learn from other kids.
Videos will all be open source, so they can be freely translated into any and all languages for use around the world. Videos may be shot with cell phone video cameras and will be available to play on cell phones and iPads, as well as on websites.
The KidsTeachingKids will initially target K-12 kids, present an engaging and intuitive user experience, and showcase video content created exclusively by kids for kids. The result creates a forum of students sharing tips. It makes many subjects palatable, and learning more enjoyable. It makes a tutor available to every child, everywhere in the world, at any time, for any subject, for free. Kids prefer learning from other kids.
KidsTeachingKids will leverage the explosion in web-based video to improve the learning process and to help kids meet specific learning objectives including improve test scores, increase subject matter expertise, solve homework problems, gain a better understanding of fundamental school subjects, and share their expertise with those coming up behind them. Its educational pay-it-forward.
KidsTeachingKids will permit any student with an Internet connection to obtain effective, focused tutoring, so they may learn and understand specific elements of their studies. It will also enable discussions of age-related social issues and give kids valuable tools to handle them effectively.
By using cross-cultural metaphors and strategies, we create a global information network to leverage all educational systems and facilitate cross-pollination of learning strategies. By indexing videos and mapping them to published educational standards, teachers can harness the creativity of the global village that kids are exposed to daily, and use the videos in classes free of charge.
The goal of giving every child access to a virtual tutor is within our grasp. You can make it happen.
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