Sunday, 29 January 2012

Khan Academy -

Often I get asked about new innovations that I see in the educational IT sector and Khan Academy is something I want highlighted.

There are many subjects that are covered in a way that today's student totally gets it! Look at some of the comments from students being appreciative of understanding concepts that they didn't understand in class.

All these resources are free and extensive!
I think it's best to copy what Khan Academy says about themselves -

"A free world-class education for anyone anywhere.

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."
As a teacher - great resource and possibly a different way to teach!
For a student - read the comments and from personal experience - WOW - some difficult concepts make sense. I've seen too many high school students struggle with Math - every student should be told to sign up!
For parents - relief - go here first to see if it will satisfy the needs of a tutor.
For School Boards - how to embrace free resources - always a challenge as we can save lots of $$.

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