Biblography

Hi all, here is my complete list of sources that I forgot to post. This is intended so that future students won’t spend as much time as I did trying to find sources. Enjoy(maybe),

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sal_Khan The wiki link and master list of information. Lots of links to sources in the reference section. A useful tip would be to check when some of the information is written so you can choose the most up-to-date info. This especially applies to statistics, make sure you check when it is posted.

 

http://www.biography.com/people/salman-khan-21416751 the story and biography of khan as a person, with basic information about what he does. A good way to start researching and get the basic idea of how he is.

 

https://www.ted.com/speakers/salman_khan Access to Sal’s ted talks, and a brief intro that explains why you should know him. Includes the most important info. Links to Sal’s TED talks so check them out, because you will 100% learn more of what Sal believes in and some of his strategies of teaching like mastery learning and flipped classrooms.

 

http://www.thelavinagency.com/speakers/salman-khan information and with some external links to other good sources at the bottom, all reliable well-known sources. Also have a few video interviews and talks by Sal.

 

https://mixergy.com/interviews/salman-khan-academy-interview/ A really long interview of Sal, lots of information but lots of spelling and other possible errors. Hard to understand at times. Good to check for additional unique facts because interviewers always seek to ask questions that is not usually thought of, and provides a new perspective to the person rather than the Wikipedia facts.

 

http://www.forbes.com/sites/peterhigh/2014/01/06/salman-khan-the-most-influential-person-in-education-technology/#5e207aea7bc6  Again, an interview of Sal. This one I really like because first, it is from a very well-known and trust-worthy site and magazine, and that it is also detailed and again, looks at Sal from another angle, focusing on his teachings and theories more. So more technical.

 

The One World School House: Education Re-imagined – Sal Khan

This website gives a description of the book that Sal wrote. The book is the one source I found 60% of my material. Read the book, and I will guarantee that you will find out a lot about Sal, especially his ideologies towards education.

 

https://www.wired.com/2011/07/ff_khan/all/1 WIRED’s review on Sal. Again, dependable source that I could trust to provide insightful and precise information. It also tells the story of a boy who is doing trigonometry in like grade 6 using Khan Academy.

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sal_Khan The wiki link and master list of information. Lots of links to sources in the reference section. A useful tip would be to check when some of the information is written so you can choose the most up-to-date info. This especially applies to statistics, make sure you check when it is posted.

 

http://www.biography.com/people/salman-khan-21416751 the story and biography of khan as a person, with basic information about what he does. A good way to start researching and get the basic idea of how he is.

 

https://www.ted.com/speakers/salman_khan Access to Sal’s ted talks, and a brief intro that explains why you should know him. Includes the most important info. Links to Sal’s TED talks so check them out, because you will 100% learn more of what Sal believes in and some of his strategies of teaching like mastery learning and flipped classrooms.

 

http://www.thelavinagency.com/speakers/salman-khan information and with some external links to other good sources at the bottom, all reliable well-known sources. Also have a few video interviews and talks by Sal.

 

https://mixergy.com/interviews/salman-khan-academy-interview/ A really long interview of Sal, lots of information but lots of spelling and other possible errors. Hard to understand at times. Good to check for additional unique facts because interviewers always seek to ask questions that is not usually thought of, and provides a new perspective to the person rather than the Wikipedia facts.

 

http://www.forbes.com/sites/peterhigh/2014/01/06/salman-khan-the-most-influential-person-in-education-technology/#5e207aea7bc6  Again, an interview of Sal. This one I really like because first, it is from a very well-known and trust-worthy site and magazine, and that it is also detailed, looking at Sal from another angle, focusing on his teachings and theories more. So more technical.

 

The One World School House: Education Re-imagined – Sal Khan

This website gives a description of the book that Sal wrote. The book is the one source I found 60% of my material. Read the book, and I will guarantee that you will find out a lot about Sal, especially his ideologies towards education.

 

https://www.wired.com/2011/07/ff_khan/all/1 WIRED’s review on Sal. Again, dependable source that I could trust to provide insightful and precise information. It also tells the story of a boy who is doing trigonometry in like grade 6 using Khan Academy.

 

https://hbr.org/2014/01/salman-khan Harvard Business Review interview on Sal Khan. Sure is Harvard quality. Yet again, another long interview that I personally was not able to read through, but if you have the time, I would recommend it to you.

Those are all my sources, I hope you will find them useful if you are

studying Sal Khan as well.

 

Learning Centre, more like 10 hours of work on…

Hello, welcome to my learning centre post. Yeah.

I got the idea for my poster like the day before NoN. Before, I planned on using a piece of green paper to write stuff, but then I thought about the tree on the Academy’s logo and the tree of learning. I then thought, for some reason, why don’t I tape letter sized paper together to make a tree shape!. And it went like that. img_1557

OK, for the Eminent Person Study Project, I would say that I made tons of mistakes because first, I thought a wall besides two food tables would be a great spot, turned out that it is completely a wrong decision. Once I got started I realized that I can’t do much there, especially with my “limited” imagination. I was even more surprised when hardly any came to my station. I would have thought that being besides food make people come, but I guess no, being in the back alley is just that lonely. I got my interview after I wrote my speech, which is both my fault and her fault. She replied 11 days after I sent her the email! And then, there were five emails back and forth with 0-4 days in between.

Something that I would do next time would be to send more interview emails, as I got my interview after my speech and it was “somewhat” helpful. In addition I should have looked at the learning centres of past TALONS students to gain more understanding of what Night of the Notables is about, and get ideas for my learning centre as well.

Learning centre plan

Learning centre plan

Still, I felt like I had achieved my goals for this project. I got to know my person better, and most of all, I got to know more of his ideas, his approach to obstacles, why he stood out for a change and his “eminence”. Through this I learned not just about him, but insights and approaches that I could use my own life as well.

Finally, Night of the Notables was an amazing experience for me, particularly because this is the first time that I’ve participated in this kind of event. In the end I want to thank everyone for their contributions in making this NoN so memorable for me and others! This is especially for Ms. Mulder (for being so organized with tons of things and giving out pointers), Mr. Jackson (for giving us lots of class blog time with help and delivering the unforgettable first speech to NoN), Mr. Salisbury (for cheering us on and playing music to loosen everyone’s nerves) and Ms. Dingle (for giving us time to write speeches and teaching us how to)!

GIF courtesy of giphy.com

Goodbye Eminent 2k16, Grade 9’s first and Grade 10’s last NoN!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Two Sides of the Coin (Eminent #2)

Throughout the process of learning about the life and essence of my eminent person, Ella Fitzgerald, it took me a while to really focus in on what I wanted to convey through my address on Night of the Notables. I wanted to really capture a singular moment, either a turning point in her life or one detailed aspect about her that differed her from the rest. After much consideration of my options, I decided to present my speech on just how much her persona changed on stage as opposed to off stage, and how her own thoughts and insecurities acted as a barrier for her advancement in the jazz world. Below is the first “final” printed version of my eminent address as Ella Fitzgerald.

speech-draft

My speech takes place just after her first show on tour with Chick Webb and his big band, when Ella is still a teenager, so I wanted to keep the iconic dress style of hers in my costume, as well as her simplistic yet fashionable accessories, which is shown in my costume.

Eminent2k16 intro post: Anne Bonny is so cool

I am so excited this year like ohhhh my gooshhhhh.

Okay so if you haven’t heard me talking about it with an excited tone of voice and probably some raised voices, my eminent person this year is “pirate queen” Anne Bonny.

She was born in Ireland on March 8th 1698. Through a strange series of events she came to be married in Nassau (the Bahamas). She wasn’t really a faithful wife and she had had a rather violent past. Like, a man tried to rape her and she actually beat him half to death. So it shouldn’t come as a surprised to many of you that she left her husband to join the crew of “Calico” Jack Rackam in 1718.

From there it was a solid two years of piracy, murder, possibly a girlfriend in addition to Jock, at one point she had a child with Jack and it is rumored that she left the child with family in Cuba. Wild ride lets be honest.

But why is she eminent?

Well, to be eminent you have to change the world. But are we talking the world at large or someones world? I’m sure Anne changed the world for herself, for Jack, for Mary Read (her maybe girlfriend definitely friend), probably for her child, husband, crew members. Thats seeming like a lot of people. But I mean she probably did change the world at large too.

No I’m very sure she did. Because most people who I ask say that yes, they have heard of Calico Jack. And Anne is the only reason he is well known. Because to be fully honest, Jack was a terrible pirate. He went after like, second rate merchant ships. Anne defended her crew from an entire vessel filled with navy soldiers, and she nearly won. She is known as a pirate queen for a reason.

Basically I am super excited to look more at the influence of women in an industry thought to be male only and Anne Bonny, as far as pirates go had a decent moral compass.

I heard of Anne Bonny from a picture of this sculpture by Erik Christianson which really got my attention so I googled a little more and found this website which helped me stay excited for Eminent. (I saw the original picture on November 6th, last year. Just to give you all a frame of reference for how long I have wanted to do this lady for Eminent)

So yeah! I’m pumped.