Talks and interviews
- Khan Academy's Discovery Lab - Summer 2012
- Khan Academy at Eastside College Prep (grades 6-8)
- Khan Academy in Los Altos School District
- Khan Academy at Summit Public Schools
- Khan Academy at KIPP
- Khan Academy at Oakland Unity High School
- Khan Academy at Marlborough School
- The Gates Notes: Administrators in Los Altos
- The Gates Notes: Teachers in Los Altos
- The Gates Notes: Students in Los Altos
- The Gates Notes: Insights into students' progress
Teachers in Los Altos School District share their experiences with Khan Academy.
Want to join the conversation?
- Can you get help with some of the work if you watch the videos(5 votes)
- If you watch any video and you still have questions, you can ask a question just like you did here!(7 votes)
- Why do the teachers decide to work there what was their inspiration?(3 votes)
- Some of these teachers worked in this school district before Khan was introduced to them. But, if someone applied for a teacher's position after Khan was introduced, their inspiration would probably be, "I want to work here because there is a fantastic math program here, and the students learn so much from it!
Who wouldn't want to work there? :)(2 votes)
- this stuff is awesomebut what are the black hole badges(2 votes)
- Black hole badges are extremely hard to earn and so far none are available right now, except Sal Khan has two of them: Is Sal (Become Salman Khan) and Galileo (Create 3000 videos) both of which, he could only earn. :-)
You can check out his profile by clicking on this link:
- Do you guys know what subject that the Khan Academy began?(1 vote)
- how exactly does a student pick out a weekly goal like I want to do so many topics or mastery challenges? I can assign topics as a coach but one of my son has a weekly goal and the screen celebrates when he hits it and his brother is jealous. I assume this is an easy thing but I don't remember setting up for my younger son. How does the child do it themselves? They do NOT have child accounts, they each have their own email and I am their coach.(2 votes)
- Your Weekly goal is complete 5 mastery challenges and practice 5 new skills. Then that fun liitle guy will pop up and dance! (hope this helped! if it did please vote up my question)(0 votes)
- how Khan Academy began?(1 vote)
- How did Khan Academy get started?(1 vote)
- I really love the idea of curricula like the ones in place for maths. Is this a format that's planned for other subjects at all? There's so much data on here and I would love to be able to work through for myself plans that will give me "proficiency" in X like I can be a Journeyman Trigonometrician, etc(1 vote)
- I need a touter to help me with my math can anyone help??(1 vote)
- You'll need to be more specific. We can't help you if you don't say exactly what your trouble is. :)
If you use the search box at the top of the screen, you can find videos on lots of subjects. Find the exact math area that you're having trouble with, and hopefully a video or two can help.(1 vote)
RICHARD JULIAN: It's a tremendous impact, actually, that I'm seeing through Khan Academy. The most impact I see are for those kids who really need the challenge. And I also see the spark in the kids who've struggled, who, in a whole group math lesson, can appear to be lost and then shy and then try to hide. And now they can hide behind their computer screen, so to speak, and continue to work at their own pace. COURTNEY CADWELL: A lot of students are very cognizant of where they are in relation to their peers. Some of them won't want to appear smarter. Some won't want to appear slower. Those students will hesitate to ask questions. They just want to be right there in the middle. Teaching to the middle only does the middle good. And it seems like you're leaving out 2/3 of the class that way. And so there has to be a better way to do it. KAMI THORDARSON: The Khan Academy offers an assessment piece that's incredible. It's so right there and immediate. It's a quick picture of where students are at, where they are having issues, where their struggles are. COURTNEY CADWELL: So I know who I need to visit with, and where I can help them, where I can come alongside, and remediate and support. KAMI THORDARSON: They love those "aha!" moments where they can be the teacher. And they can tell me about something that they think I don't know how to do. RICHARD JULIAN: My students select weekly goals for themselves, based on their own data. So I have them looking at their own data now. COURTNEY CADWELL: In a graphic way, they're able to visualize, in a very concrete way, their progress. Usually you just move through a math classroom. It's like, OK, we finished this chapter. We finished that book. But the kids don't really see everything that they've accomplished. And this lets them see it, and it makes it real for them. RICHARD JULIAN: And then, at that point, I was excited for my kids, because I saw that, again, as being a tool for them that ultimately would help them become responsible for their own learning, and deciding hey, this is where I need work. COURTNEY CADWELL: The kids are enjoying it because it's very engaging for them. I'm enjoying it because my kids do, my students do. KAMI THORDARSON: Kids go home excited about math, and that's what parents see. They see that kids are talking about math. They're discussing what they did in class. They're showing them something on the computer that they just learned how to do. COURTNEY CADWELL: Parents know their kids better than anyone. So they can encounter a Khan Academy problem if they're working through it with their child. They can say, hey, remember when we were at the beach? And we did this, and this is what was involved. And so they can really help me tie these new concepts to previous learning if they get involved with their kids, with the Khan Academy, at home. RICHARD JULIAN: Math, I always found after teaching for 21 years, kids love it or kids don't love it. And now I think I've got 27 kids in my class who could, at some point during the day say, hey, I love math.