Thursday, August 26, 2010

The Khan Academy

The Khan Academy
Teaching without government meddling.

If you've wanted to home school, but doubts about your abilty in certain discplines kept you from committing, the Khan Academy  will largely solve your problem.   I'm thinking that this is the greatest teaching resource in the world.  The mind boggles.  Take a wander through the site, making sure to click on one of the courses offered, like basic mathematics, where this video was found.

Teacher unions will just swoon *panic attack* over this. 

cuzzin ricky


Anonymous said...

That's Old Math, which we called arithmetic. It must at first be learned by rote (oh boo hiss bad for children says NEA), but then the light comes on, and thereafter learning and understanding accelerate. Kids actually learn the subject, rather than learn to push buttons and surf the internet for a copy and paste answer. Oohrah!
Lt. Col. Gen. Tailgunner dick

pdwalker said...


Alear said...

That gives me an idea. One of the things I do is interview for high-tech positions. I should give the subject a pen and paper with a long division problem. Show the work. Take no more than 1 minute.

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