Khan in the classroom Schools & Kids, posted by Editor, Mountain View Voice Online, on Sep 28, 2012 at 2:15 pm
Khan Academy, the internet teaching sensation, will have a bigger presence in the classroom. Mountain View's elementary and middle school district is expanding its use of the web-based teaching program, with more than 30 teachers set to bring the technology into their classrooms this year.
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Posted by gcoladon, a resident of the Slater neighborhood, on Sep 28, 2012 at 2:15 pm gcoladon is a member (registered user) of Mountain View Online
This seems like a great teaching tool to experiment with and put to it's (or is it its?) best use here in our own school district. Thank you for being forward-looking and open to new technologies like Khan Academy, Superintendent Goldman!
Posted by Konrad M. Sosnow, a resident of another community, on Sep 28, 2012 at 2:48 pm
The Khan Academy allows students to learn at their own pace. The students ask the teacher for assistance when they don't understand a concept whiles the computer presents the rote material. That way, the teacher maximizes the use of their time.
Posted by Bettina, a resident of the Monta Loma neighborhood, on Sep 28, 2012 at 6:16 pm
I am a huge fan of Khan Academy. While I was sick with the flu last year I learned all about the French Revolution which we did not cover at length when I attended school. His tutorials are absolutely riveting.
This is great for any age group.I hope he expands into more history.
Posted by Jonathan M., a resident of the Blossom Valley neighborhood, on Sep 29, 2012 at 10:20 am
Why learn math and science when all technical jobs are outsourced anyway? An NBA player earns 300 times as much money as a scientist, so why study science?
Technology, such as "Khan" teaches nothing unless the students are motivated to learn. I am sure that the students will soon get bored with the flashy, glittery videos. Shiny new technology to replace lazy teachers?
I taught myself trigonometry and Calculus in the 8th grade from some old textbooks I borrowed from college students. There were a few math problems I was interested in solving. My classroom math teachers were still teaching remedial arithmetic, duh!
Posted by USA, a resident of the Old Mountain View neighborhood, on Sep 30, 2012 at 9:17 pm
When I was in 8th grade, we had to integrate and derive up hill both ways in a snow storm. Numbers only went to 3. We didn't have any of those fancy shmancy computing machines. Daggummit, we liked it that way.