Thanks to a comment on yesterday’s TED-Ed article, I just learned about a great venture being undertaken by the folks at Glens Falls City School District in New York. They’re working to provide 24-7 access to lessons taught by their teachers.
They’re doing this through a YouTube channel that is like a miniature version of Khan Academy. Except this is with a Glens Falls student’s actual teacher. What could be better than that?
A Blueprint For Other Districts
The program is called StudyBytes (love the name) and could act as a model for your district if you’re looking to offer online courses and lessons. TED-Ed wants to educate the masses, Glens Falls wants to focus on their district. It will be interesting to see where both programs are a year from now.
There are plenty more videos available. Be sure to reach out to the fabulous innovators like David Barclay, Director of Technology, at Glens Falls if you’re looking into starting your own YouTube channel to enhance education in your school.