No. This is not about the infamous Star Trek villain…. although he might be more famous, this Khan is far more beneficial.
I can’t think of a more altruistic act than this, nor a better use of currently available technology.
Kudos to Mr. Salman Khan.
I can think of dozens of things I want to review. It’s a fantastic help for a child who’s struggling in a subject. The adult can sit and do it together with the child, and make learning a bonding experience instead of a drudge they try to ‘squeek through’. The videos are broken up into 10 minute segments which can be paused and reviewed. If done with a parent, paused and discussed.
I just think this is the bees knees.
“The Khan Academy is an organization on a mission. We’re a not-for-profit with the goal of changing education for the better by providing a free world-class education to anyone anywhere.
All of the site’s resources are available to anyone. It doesn’t matter if you are a student, teacher, home-schooler, principal, adult returning to the classroom after 20 years, or a friendly alien just trying to get a leg up in earthly biology. The Khan Academy’s materials and resources are available to you completely free of charge.
How it works for students
Students can make use of our extensive video library, practice exercises, and assessments from any computer with access to the web.
- Complete custom self-paced learning tool
- A dynamic system for getting help
- A custom profile, points, and badges to measure progress
Coaches, parents, and teachers
Coaches, parents, and teachers have unprecedented visibility into what their students are learning and doing on the Khan Academy.
- Ability to see any student in detail
- A real-time class report for all students
- Better intelligence for doing targeted interventions
Over 3300 videos
Our library of videos covers K-12 math, science topics such as biology, chemistry, and physics, and even reaches into the humanities with playlists on finance and history. Each video is a digestible chunk, approximately 10 minutes long, and especially purposed for viewing on the computer.”- http://edshelf.wpengine.com/tool/khan-academy/
Actually, besides being a student, you can also be a coach for a subject.
Anyway, I found this tremendously interesting. I plan on signing up for some stuff… hope one of you guys sits next to me in class.
Remember: No copying and no talking in class.
The official website: http://www.khanacademy.org/