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Khan academy is a wonderful tool for homeschooling and I believe will change our traditional public education in the coming years.

This is a very worthy cause and if anyone is interested in helping create more content or translating existing content, please apply. http://www.khanacademy.org/contribute

1 posted on 03/27/2011 10:33:51 PM PDT by Cool Guy
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Homeschool.


2 posted on 03/27/2011 10:39:50 PM PDT by PieterCasparzen (Huguenot)
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http://www.ted.com/talks/salman_khan_let_s_use_video_to_reinvent_education.html


4 posted on 03/27/2011 11:01:02 PM PDT by Cool Guy
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I discovered Khan last summer and introduced it to my nine year old daughter. She’s enjoyed the challenges and sometimes new perspectives on various math skills. I think it’s a great resource.


6 posted on 03/28/2011 1:14:02 AM PDT by catbertz
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Khan academy algebra video
7 posted on 03/28/2011 2:34:48 AM PDT by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas (Budget sins can be fixed. Amnesty is irreversible.)
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I think it is a wonderful tool for education in general.

What will move American education forward most is that government schooled children will turn to it to learn. That’s the real breakthrough moment.

When millions of parents realize that there’s another way, you don’t have to be trapped in the government school system, then we will see a massive move to vouchers and real change.


8 posted on 03/28/2011 4:06:19 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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9 posted on 03/28/2011 4:43:18 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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My grandson in first grade is using it to advantage. My son in grad school studying rocket science type engineering has used it to advantage.

The Khan academy covers math from the most basic through every thing.

There are plans to cover physics and chemistry in the next phase.

10 posted on 03/28/2011 5:46:01 AM PDT by W. W. SMITH (Islam is an instrument of enslavement)
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I found the Kahn Academy online and I have used it to help explain things to my daughters for their homework. On more than one occasion, they have said, “That’s not at all the way our teacher at school did it.” Or, “This is much easier to understand NOW!” Or, “I didn’t understand what the teacher was saying, but I got it now!”

I think it is a GREAT tool! Before I used ALL the subjects as my ONLY homeschooling studies, I would want to go through EACH video and make sure I agree with the content. But, I do that with everything I provide to my kids.

We homeschooled for two years, when my job had me traveling extensively, and I used SOS (Switched on Schoolhouse) - ABSOLUTELY love that software! My kids have actually discussed (at school) the INACCURACIES/VAGUENESS of the school books compared to what they learned on SOS! Love it!


11 posted on 03/28/2011 6:26:20 AM PDT by ExTxMarine ("Convictions are more dangerous to truth than lies." ~ F. Nietzsche)
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The School Lunch Program is obviously a success.

12 posted on 03/28/2011 8:24:09 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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