Students and educators at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are now producing educational videos for K12 students. Teachers can submit ideas for STEM-related experiments and demonstrations, and MIT students then create a short video explanation.
As MIT-K12′s website points out, MIT will provide the equipment and faculty support so that students can create the videos, but they need teachers submitting requests to be as specific as possible in order to create the kind of video that best suits K12 students’ needs. “MIT students probably don’t know, for example, which concepts in high school physics are especially difficult to convey to students, or which ones might be better conveyed with the right piece of experimental equipment.”
Translation: MIT students are pretty darn smart, which means they need a little help in the process of stooping down to a K12 student’s learning level.
The program has only so far produced a couple dozen videos, but this concept of joining MIT minds with K12 educators shows quite a bit of promise. Do you have a request you want to make? Register an MIT-K12 account today and then submit your request, but only after you’ve browsed the list of ideas that have already been submitted.