[IAEP] Khan academy content
cbigenho at hotmail.com
Tue Apr 5 16:41:14 EDT 2011
When I first saw the Khan Academy videos, I didn't like them. They just seemed to be the traditional "Sage on a Stage" style of teaching.... not at all collaborative or constructionist. But then, I watched his TED talk ( http://www.ted.com/talks/salman_khan_let_s_use_video_to_reinvent_education.html ) and, now, I am a "convert."
Taken alone... forget it! But combined with his program of practice exercises and "awards" ( http://www.khanacademy.org/exercisedashboard ), the Khan Academy material is excellent! Also, teachers who "flip" their classes and use a collaborative setting in their classrooms should find a lot more time for individual student attention where needed. Students who "get it" right away can also re-enforce their learning by helping others. Better understanding and achievement for all students should be a logical result.
> Date: Tue, 5 Apr 2011 15:12:56 -0400
> From: ndoiron at andrew.cmu.edu
> To: iaep at lists.sugarlabs.org
> Subject: Re: [IAEP] Khan academy content
> You can download around 1000 of the Khan Academy videos in OGV format
> (playable on XO laptops) from Archive.org Here's an English/Spanish
> index of relevant categories http://mapmeld.com/khan_categories.html
> If you're skeptical or haven't seen his videos, his talk sparked a great
> discussion about math education on Hacker News:
> For more recent videos, including YouTube, there's this media guide:
> Nick Doiron
> On Mon, April 4, 2011 3:57 pm, Chris Leonard wrote:
> > I haven't really looked into this, but I thought it might be of interest
> > to some on the list.
> > http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/04/04/the-khan-academy-and-educ_n_8443
> > 90.html
> > http://www.khanacademy.org/
> > One might imagine these videos being stored on the School Server for
> > local access. According to the page below it is all cc-by-sa
> > https://sites.google.com/a/khanacademy.org/forge/home/mission-principles-
> > and-values
> > I was very happy to see this statement "begin to translate the lessons
> > into Arabic, Bengali, French, German, Hindi-Urdu, Indonesian, Mandarin,
> > Portuguese, Russian and Spanish so they could be distributed globally. "
> > This page covers their localization process:
> > http://www.khanacademy.org/contribute
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