Tech2Learn Video Series
Our video series goes inside the classrooms of educators who use technology tools in their lessons every day. Learn from their challenges, celebrate their successes, and share their resources in every episode.
This series is a co-production with the Teaching Channel.
Additional Resources and Tools from Mr. McIntosh
- Oakland Unity High School
Peter McIntosh teaches math at Oakland Unity High School, a high-expectation charter school in Oakland, CA.
- Khan Academy
Khan Academy is an educational website featuring over three thousand videos in many core academic subjects. Students work through interactive challenges at their own pace, while teachers have access to interactive dashboards to monitor and assess student progress.
- Unity High School Khan Academy Blended Learning Program (Getting Smart)
In the first six months after moving to blended learning by integrating Khan Academy tools, Peter McIntosh and former Oakland Unity principal David Castillo noted a dramatic shift in student test scores, along with students taking more responsibility for their own math education. On this landing page, education blog Getting Smart describes the report they compiled to share their results. You can download the full report “Are We Asking the Right Questions?” (PDF) here. McIntosh and Castillo also co-authored two blog posts for Getting Smart on their experiences, "Khan Academy: Learning Habits vs. Content Delivery in STEM Education" and "Khan Academy: Students Regain Confidence to Tackle Math Challenges."
- Khan's Effect on Homework Scores (PDF)
One of the great things about Khan, McIntosh says, is that it encourages students to persevere, and now, through the use of the site, his students are doing more problems. This chart shows how the number of Khan exercises students do is reflected in their test scores.
- Freshman Algebra Test Results at Oakland Unity (PDF)
These graphs show some of the gains McIntosh's students made after the class began integrating Khan Academy.
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