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The Gates Notes: Insights into students' progress

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we tell teachers that you shouldn't be the sage on the stage but you should actually be the guide on the side but they really don't have the tools that are necessary to really make that possible to date one of the big differences with Khan Academy is that we're not trying to just replicate the existing system that using technology to augment the way existing instruction is done we're fundamentally thinking about reinventing instruction we've gotten letters from teachers who said hey you know you've already given the lecture on lapa tall's rule or the unit circle so instead of me giving the basic lecture on that and then assigning homework we flip the model I'm assigning the lecture for them to watch at home and then they can watch what I assigned but then if they have some questions they can remediate and watch stuff that was taught in previous sections or if they're bored they can move ahead and and and go is that advanced as they want and then when they go into the classroom they can actually do problems actually do their homework in the classroom you know we have this teacher dashboard right now where it shows all of the students and all of the concepts and within a glance a teacher can see who's mastered what who's struggling with what where each student is in their development and learning they can see in real time where all the students are in aggregate the coach will be able to see who's stuck they can click on any one of the concepts and see exactly what the students been up to by problem they can see how long they spent on each problem did they get it right or wrong did they watch the video before or after working on that problem if they saw that they got a problem wrong they can actually click on that part and see the exact problem that they got wrong so they can really diagnose and do very focused interventions to kind of make sure that all of the students are progressing in every other industry if you want to diagnose why something is not working you try to get as much data on it as possible so that you can really say okay I just tighten that part right over there what we're trying to do is give teachers that level of data we can start to impact individuals directly without having to change the entire educational system so role that's actually super simple it's all web-based it's all free so literally if a school has internet connectivity and has computers any type of computer they're ready to start at 1+1 and get and get to calculus you