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Khan in the classroom

Original post made on Sep 28, 2012

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 Slater
on Sep 28, 2012 at 2:15 pm

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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!

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Posted by Kman
a resident of Monta Loma
on Sep 28, 2012 at 2:28 pm

Pretty soon there won't be a need for schools or libraries. They will be up in the cloud.

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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.

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Posted by Bettina
a resident of Monta Loma
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.

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Posted by @gcoladon
a resident of Gemello
on Sep 28, 2012 at 9:35 pm

It's its

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Posted by Jonathan M.
a resident of Blossom Valley
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!

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Posted by USA
a resident of Old Mountain View
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.

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Posted by Garrett
a resident of another community
on Oct 1, 2012 at 12:39 pm

Tools. The more tools the better. We will still need teachers, schools and colleges. Never too old to learn or go back over the basics.