Khan Academy, The Future of Education?
What is the future of education? Think about it...
When we were in school, we all sat at desks, listened to the teacher, took tests, and went on field trips. Not a lot has changed in the classroom except the addition of computers. So, what is the next big step.
It’s been called “the teacher to the world;” some folks love it while others just aren’t sure.
It’s the brainchild of Sal Khan and it’s called Khan Academy! Sal is a math, science, and history teacher to millions of students, yet none have ever seen his face. Khan is the voice and brains behind Khan Academy, a free online tutoring site. But now thanks to the powerhouse of Bill Gates and Google, Khan Academy is going global
Wouldn’t it be great to sit down at your computer and just learn! Any time, any where... FOR FREE! It’s the Khan Academy. Learn at your own pace... FOR FREE!
The Khan Academy is an organization on a mission. They’re a not-for-profit with the goal of changing education for the better by providing a free world-class education to anyone anywhere.
You just sit down at the computer....and let your fingers....CLICK...and LEARN!
And it’s neat stuff too: the Khan Academy has a library of videos covering K-12 math, science topics such as biology, chemistry, and physics, and even reaches into the humanities with playlists on finance and history.
Just imagine if you could get your kids interested in checking it out... maybe they’d be smarter!
So far, yes, it seems to be working!
Khan Academy's math program is being piloted in 23 schools, mostly in California. Preliminary test scores from a handful of classrooms have shown improvements, especially for students who were struggling. Official state assessments will be available this summer.