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
Run away from anything will Gates fingerprints on it.
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.
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.
The Khan academy covers math from the most basic through every thing.
There are plans to cover physics and chemistry in the next phase.
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!
|Send FReepmail if you want on/off SVP list|
|The List of Ping Lists|
The School Lunch Program is obviously a success.