A friend told me about Khan Academy two years ago. The company is the brainchild of Salman Khan, the MIT and Harvard graduate recorded over 3,000 videos on various academic subjects. The videos are a great way to bring the subject matter to life. I love the interactive approach of learning. His goal is to have teachers modify their curriculum by allowing students to watch videos at home and use classroom to collectively work on subject content. Watch the video to see his progression of how it all started…..
As a former engineering student, this site would have been invaluable especially for my higher level math and science courses. The idea emerged after tutoring his cousins remotely when he started doing YouTube videos to reinforce each of the lessons. The library of videos comprise math, science and humanities topics. Another fun fact is it is accessible to everyone and it is FREE. The company has grown from one person recording videos in a closet to a staff of 34 employees.
For all the students in your world there are no more excuses, I stayed on the site for hours when I first learned about the site.
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