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Khan Academy

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Gina Catalano

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Transcript of Khan Academy

Khan Academy
Sal Khan is the creator of Khan Academy.
He makes YouTube videos in a small office in his home.
Currently, he has 1,233,000 subscribers on YouTube.
How Khan Academy started was when Khan started tutoring his cousin, Nadia, in math. Others found his videos and it has been popular ever since.
This service is free world-wide. For schools, organizations, or even just a student, there is no fee to watch the videos or interact on the website.
- There is an option on the website to donate. If you donate, the website says it helps the website improve with the content and how it is presented to viewers.
Khan Academy is available with anyone with internet access. If a public library or another place that allows public computer use, Khan Academy can be used.

This also requires YouTube access which some types of internet do not allow.
Khan Academy is a not-for-profit organization on a mission.
Khan Academy has a goal of changing education for the better.
Khan Academy provides a free world-class education for anyone anywhere.
Khan Academy offers math, science, some finance/history.
Khan Academy learners derive from public, charter, and independent sectors (educational settings).
Students can make use of KA extensive library of content, including interactive challenges, assessments, and videos from any computer with access to the web.
Khan Academy gives students the opportunity to learn and practice at their own pace.
Khan Academy is an educational tool that accommodates and incorporates technology use in the classroom.
Khan Academy differentiates instruction to meet the needs of achievement and advancement which guides teachers and students.
Who Does Khan Academy Benefit?
Personalized Lessons
Mastery Learning
Self Paced/Examination
Can Access Progress
Can Pinpoint Problem Areas
Can Free Up Class Time
Can Provide Different Methods
From A Teacher's Perspective
Why is it Important?
Khan Academy uses research to improve it's teaching techniques and student learning.

Motivation - Message are sent, and badges are given. This has proven to motivate users and build confidence.

Differentiating Techniques - Algorithms, videos, practice exercises, and challenges appeal to different learning styles.

Problem/Project Based Learning- Real world applications,
multi-discipline instruction where higher level
thinking is applied.

A free, world wide, quality education.

What is the purpose of Khan Academy?
Teachers can use it to track progress, and formatively assess students.
Teachers can see a students progress in each category of a subject.
Teacher access for all subjects offered.
Coaches, Parents, Teachers have unprecedented visibility into what their students are learning and doing.
How is Khan Academy used?
What does Khan Academy do?
What Do You Say?


Presented by Kali Hall, Cat Jordan, and Gina Catalano
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