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Why You Should Worry About Khan Academy, Not Just Math Geeks [Future of Teaching]

Jose Vilson Guest Posts, Mr. Vilson

Excerpt: The trend of gamifying our culture has had some benefits in other areas. Weight Watchers uses a points system to discourage customers from eating fatty foods. Nike+ has developed a specialized program (with shoes!) that help you compete against others through exercise. Klout uses equations to help rank people and brands through social media. Games often find themselves in the tools we as teachers use to encourage kids to …