It’s estimated that only about 10 percent of K-12 schools teach computer science. Some companies are trying to fill a void in American public education by teaching kids computer programming basics. The push comes amid projections that there will be far more tech sector jobs than computer science graduates to fill them.
Khan Academy, best known for its free online library of math video tutorials, is using the summer months to offer in-person teacher trainings in places like Chicago, New Orleans and Redwood City, California. That might seem strange for an organization whose mission is to leverage the Internet to offer high quality learning to anyone, but Khan Academy has been piloting ways to integrate their videos into classrooms are ready to share what they’ve learned.
By Katrina Schwartz As the blended learning movement grows in the U.S., schools will need to experiment with what works best in different types of settings. There’s still a lot to learn about different types of blended learning models, and a new nonprofit called Silicon Schools will raise and invest $25 million toward that effort. […]
As of today, there are more than 2,700 videos on the Khan Academy site. All of them have been created by Salman Khan himself, with the exception of those produced by the SmartHistory team who Khan hired a few months ago. Over the course of a few short years, Khan has accumulated a vast library […]
Khan Academy In just the past couple of years, Salman Khan has built a huge following for the Khan Academy. He’s created more than 2,700 educational videos that have been viewed tens of millions of times over. He’s been on CNN, NBC Nightly News, PBS News Hour, and other major media. His videos are being […]
B. Gilliard You’ve heard the stories: Cheating in Atlanta, Georgia. Cheating in Washington, DC. Cheating in Long Island, New York. Academic dishonesty, plagiarism, and cheating are hardly new. And as the history of the banking industry and baseball demonstrate, cheating scandals aren’t just limited to schools. With numerous incidents making headlines in recent months, however, […]
Disrupting the entrenched education system is daunting. There are 7.2 million teachers in the U.S., 76 million students, and more than 98,000 public schools, according to a government census (as of 2008). So what’s the most effective way to unshackle the current archaic system from ineffective tactics that no longer work in the digital age? […]
If you’re curious at all about the future of education, you should know about Salman Khan. He’s the charismatic brainiac who’s created more than 2,000 instructional videos about everything from photosynthesis to the Bay of Pigs invasion. As former New York City schools chancellor Joel Klein recently noted, “Sal Khan has 50 million people on […]
At a big gathering of entrepreneurs, innovators, and educators today at the NewSchools Venture Fund summit in the heart of Silicon Valley, the morning kicked off with two big names in education circles. Salman Khan, founder of the Khan Academy, which offers more than 2,000 free YouTube videos covering almost every subject under the sun, […]
Salman Khan, interviewed by Charlie Rose, talks about his Khan Academy, a series of thousands of informational YouTube videos about a world of subjects. Khan talks about his goals for wanting to be taken as seriously as other revered institutions; about the systemic problem of students being forced to move on to the next level […]