Helping Learners Move Beyond “I Can’t Do This”

User Generated Education

I work part-time with elementary learners – with gifted learners during the school year and teaching maker education camps during the summer. Sal Khan TED Talk Urges Mastery, Not Test Scores In Classroom ).

EdSurge’s 2017 Year in Review: The Top 10 K-12 Stories, as Chosen by You


Here are EdSurge’s top stories of 2017 in chronological order—a healthy dose of optimism and skepticism, words of encouragement and caution for the year ahead. Khan Academy’s New ‘Teacher Aid’ Tool Goes for a Test Drive in Southern California Khan Academy videos have long been used in K-12 classrooms of all grade levels, even though it was never expressly marketed to them.

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How to Leverage Technology Tools for Tutoring (sponsored post)


Khan Academy. A nonprofit academic organization, Khan Academy was created to provide free, high-caliber educational tools to everyone. Tutors note that parents often ask about Khan Academy and wonder whether their child should be using their content.

10 Ways to Personalize Learning for Students

The CoolCatTeacher

If you’re struggling with a concept, Khan Academy has some excellent math tutorials. All Subjects Chromebooks College (aged 18+) Education ELA/ ELL Teachers Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) Gsuite and Google Apps High School Grades 9-12 (Ages 13-18) How to Guides.

We need to change the teacher vs. technology narrative

The Christensen Institute

Sure enough, elementary and secondary teachers are among the most educated yet least paid professionals; and their likelihood of automation: practically zero. A recent chart from Bloomberg on the future of artificial intelligence and employment lends evidence to a point I have been making for years : teachers will not be replaced by machines. The chart compares a wide array of professions based on required education levels, average annual wages, and likelihood of automation.

5 Ways to Flip Your Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Friday, September 22, 2017. As the producer of HipHughes History, he was recognized in 2012 by YouTube and Khan Academy with a YouTube Edu Guru Award.

Personalizing the Station Rotation recipe

The Christensen Institute

Prior to participating in a blended-learning pilot, Angela Jones, a teacher at Bella Romero Academy in Greeley, Colorado, had already started putting a great deal of effort into personalizing learning for her students, despite limited access to learning software and devices at the time. You are working with the teacher today, or you are working on a Khan Academy lesson today.’”.

OPINION: ‘Bad at math’ no more

The Hechinger Report

But like many students who stumble upon this discovery, I immediately distinguished between “school math” and, as Khan Academy calls it, “math for fun and glory.” A field trip we took to an elementary school also mattered greatly to my own math transformation. Zoe Clute.

Curriculum Design is Emotional Work—This Teacher Makes It Easier


With students on my roster performing at a range of grade levels from elementary to beyond high school, I decided against bundled curriculum and textbooks and instead committed to building an in-house curriculum tailored to my students’ needs. Khan Academy videos coupled with IXL exercises aligned to standards we were learning in class. “We’ve blocked three days off leading up to the first day of school for curriculum and lesson planning. You’ve got time to plan ahead.”

Future-Proofing College by Embracing ‘Purpose Learning’


In “The One World Schoolhouse,” Salman Khan of Khan Academy blames the “balkanizing habits of our current system” for denying students “the benefit—the physiological benefit—of recognizing connections”: Genetics is taught in biology while probability is taught in math, even though one is really an application of the other. Khan describes the detrimental effect of artificially separating narrow specializations and “ghettoizing” learning.

Adapting to the New Classroom


Our elementary and middle schools utilize i-Ready diagnostics to form enrichment and intervention groups,” says Dr. Julia Lamons, assessment supervisor at Greene County Schools. The graduation rate rose dramatically, from 81 percent in 2011 to 91 percent in 2017. Khan Academy ?

Education Technology and 'Fake News'

Hack Education

The lying did not start on Inauguration Day – 20 January 2017. Khan Academy will revolutionize education.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “What You Need to Know About Race-Conscious Admissions in 2017.” ” From the press release : “174 organisations worldwide call investors to cease support to American chain of schools Bridge International Academies.” ” Testing, Testing… From the Khan Academy blog : “ Khan Academy is the Official Practice Partner for AP.” (National) Education Politics.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Via WaPo’s Valerie Strauss : “ Trump ’s rather weird meeting with the 2017 Teachers of the Year.” ” Gotta love a quote like this, from a story in Edsurge profiling McComb, Mississippi ’s Summit Elementary School: “We are learning how to mitigate between policy and trying to be as innovative as possible without breaking state laws.” It’s 2017, and Wired still promotes a narrative that “ hackers ” are all young men.

The Business of Education Technology

Hack Education

To the entrepreneur who wrote the Techcrunch op-ed in August that ed-tech is “ 2017's big, untapped and safe investor opportunity.” The College Board also boasted about its partnership with Khan Academy, which would make SAT test prep materials freely available online. According to Edsurge , changes to the Elementary and Secondary Education Act will soon be another “ win for ed-tech vendors.”