Web 1.0 phenom Justin Kitch sold his Homestead small-business site to Intuit in 2007 and went to work there. After a while, as is par for the course with longtime entrepreneurs, he left.
But just a few months ago, after mulling the tech scene, he was back with $7.5 million from Redpoint Ventures, as well as prominent individual investors such as Bill Campbell.
The idea? Curious, a lifelong learning startup aimed at connecting teachers and students via short-format video-based interactive lessons, from salsa dancing to banjo picking. The education space online is booming, with a myriad of experiments being launched in many genres.
Kitch recently opened up the platform to allow more teachers on it, giving them a variety of tools to make money, of which Curious gets a cut.
Here he is talking about the new venture, which is reportedly raising even more money:
“Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I’m not sure about the first.” – Albert Einstein
The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) is an independent source of information and news. It maintains its independence by means of financial support from individual citizens like you and me. It’s programming, in my opinion, is superior to that of commercial media and the program embedded below is a prime example.
You may agree or disagree with the ideas presented in The Revisionaries but I am certain you will be more informed about the issue. Isn’t that the true value of programs like Independent Lens?
There are many ways you can view PBS programs on your iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, and/or Mac. One of the best is to visit their website http://www.pbs.org/. Or if you prefer you can install the PBS app from the Apple App Store. I usually choose to view programming from the site because more programming is available there. Either way, it watching online provides quality programming on demand. Anytime. Anywhere. All I need is an Internet connection.
Give it a try. Watch The Revisionaries on iPhone Life and see if it doesn’t inspire you. Perhaps we can prove Einstein wrong?
This issue may be a good one to use in engaging your students in higher order thinking! See The Mobile Learning Studio to learn more.
Watch The Revisionaries on PBS. See more from Independent Lens.
BTW, this isn’t limited to just Apple users. PC and Android users can access PBS Online too!
You will find your favorite documentaries at PBS Online. Be sure to watch The American Experience’s latest series entitled The Abolitionists to learn more about American History.