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Imagine tens of thousands of kids around the world, using their smartphones, tablets, and computers to create, consume, rate, and recommend video tutorials on almost any subject.
Imagine the impact on those kids, their educations, their communities, and the world.
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The Goal: Empower Kids to Improve Their Own Educations
The mission of KidsTeachingKids is to encourage peer-produced video explanations of every problem in every textbook, and to make these freely and easily accessible to any student, anywhere in the world, with a web connection or cell phone. The basic concept is simple – empower kids to teach other kids. KidsTeachingKids offers the chance to transform how kids are educated, and to empower kids around the world, across geographies, languages, and cultures. Because education yearns to be free.
All KidsTeachingKids videos will be made freely available, like open source software, so they can be freely translated into any and all languages. The videos will also be easily playable on smartphones, tablets, and other Web-connected devices.
KidsTeachingKids will initially focus on students from kindergarden through high school (K-12). An engaging, intuitive user experience will encourage kids to create, share, rate, and comment on content. The result: a worldwide forum of kids sharing tips with other kids. Since kids prefer learning from other kids, the approach makes educational subjects more 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.
KidsTeachingKids will leverage the explosion in Web-based video to help kids to improve their own educations, and to meet specific learning objectives – improved test scores, increased subject matter expertise, answers to homework problems, and greater command of fundamental school subjects. In addition, KidsTeachingKids enables kids to share what they know with those who want to know what they know. It’s 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.
The Web, video, and the energy of kids will create a global information exchange that can leverage and be leveraged by any and all educational systems, in ways that facilitate cross-pollination of multiple learning strategies. By mapping KidsTeachingKids videos 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 empowering every child to learn from and to teach every child is within sight. You can help to make KidsTeachingKids happen.