Spotlight On: ShowMe

ShowMe video about ozone depletion.

The open source movement has without question changed the face of education; with open courseware, open source technology, and open-source lesson plans available for the masses.

Enter San Kim, a New Yorker who's taken things a step further by creating a global learning community where anyone can learn or teach anything.

ShowMe allows users to upload mini-lessons; from factorizing a quadratic with A not equaling 1 to phases of the moon. The lessons make learning as accessible as possible, while giving great teachers and experts a platform to reach even more students. This is also a super-cool resource for students who need a little edge on their studies (let's face it: Even teachers with the best intentions can't always make information palatable to every student), or really anyone with a hankering to know about any number of things. Kim's website transcends stuffy classrooms to offer interactive learning tools that are approachable and fun. And the best part? You can also upload your own lessons to demonstrate fun, new ways for people to digest information.

Click here to learn more and get started.

Nicole Caldwell

Nicole Caldwell is a self-taught environmentalist, green-living savant and sustainability educator with more than a decade of professional writing experience. She is also the co-founder of Better Farm and president of betterArts. Nicole’s work has been featured in Mother Earth News, Reader’s Digest, Time Out New York, and many other publications. Her first book, Better: The Everyday Art of Sustainable Living, is due out this July through New Society Publishers.