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[Xmca-l] Re: Oscar winner¹s film features Khan Academy in the classroom this Friday on CBS

By the way Guggenheim may be an Oscar winner but he did the film the Lottery.  It was about a number of families trying to win lotteries to get into charter schools.  It came out around the same time as what I think was the horrific "Won't Back Down" and I don't think that was a coincidence at all.  It is part of a strong push towards a neo-liberal, testing agenda.  I don't think Guggenheim has bad intentions as much as he is naive and allowing himself to be used by the school privatization, anti-union movement.  I think it is really important to keep this in mind when you watch these types of films.  They have an agenda.

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Sal Khan came out with a book, The One World Schoolhouse, which I found very worthwhile reading.
I clicked on the link and saw an Iowa school classroom...
What video has quickie populism and anti-seminism?

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On Sep 3, 2013, at 1:59 PM, "Glassman, Michael" <glassman.13@osu.edu> wrote:

> Salman Khan was I believe the first to use the phrase the "Flipped Classroom."  As an aside everybody is talking about the flipped classroom but a student I know has been looking into it for months and there has been almost no research.
> Khan academy produces these short videos on teaching, about three to five minutes.  He worked I believe for a financial acquisitions firm, created short videos for his cousins on youtube, they starting getting hits (google in how do I solve....equation and these days you will likely get a Khan video), quit his job and started the Khan academy full time with venture capital (and venture capitalists are looking to make money).
> The idea is students can learn on their own from these short videos and then come into the classroom and their teachers can walk around helping them with their homework - hence the idea of the flipped classroom.
> Khan write all of the videos at this point I think.  They are all from his perspective.  The videos not only reflect his personal perspective but also the perspective of his investors (Bill Gates is a big fan I believe).  If you read interviews or see his videos - there is a famous TED video from 2011 Khan is extraordinarily naive and has almost no knowledge of education.
> I personally think Khan academy is a dark reflection of the Internet, very much resembling the MOOC phenomenon although it is not marketed as a MOOC, but it is very much marketed.
> I think one of the really big thing is that a single person looking to please investors is writing the youtube presentations.
> Michael
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> Subject: [Xmca-l] Re: Fwd: Oscar winner¹s film features Khan Academy in the classroom this Friday on CBS
> Does someone have some background about this Khan Academy?  My students
> have started popping up with it. The videos start out with quickie
> populism that engages but after a while it seems as if the real goal is to
> get people to pick up a gun. There's serious anti-Semitism in there, too.
> Who are these guys?
> Helena
> On 9/3/13 11:34 AM, "Greg Thompson" <greg.a.thompson@gmail.com> wrote:
>> See forward below for an interesting Khan Academy promo about a teacher
>> using Khan Academy to teach math in her classroom.
>> -greg
>> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
>> From: Suney Park from Khan Academy <suneyp@khanacademy.org>
>> Date: Tue, Sep 3, 2013 at 4:00 AM
>> Subject: Oscar winner¹s film features Khan Academy in the classroom this
>> Friday on CBS
>> To: greg.a.thompson@gmail.com
>> Hello!
>> I¹m so excited to share that one of our Khan Academy teachers and her
>> class
>> are being featured in the upcoming film, TEACH, by Academy Award-winning
>> filmmaker Davis Guggenheim. Watch this 3-minute sneak preview of Shelby's
>> journey ahead of the premiere this Friday night:
>> [image: Incredible teachers! Sneak preview of two-hour movie on CBS this
>> Friday
>> night]<http://emails.khanacademy.org/5201b7a8191b2a646d1cc68c14pax.1nw/UiE
>> X4uYQFS6xhKx8Bf242>
>> Watch the sneak
>> preview<http://emails.khanacademy.org/5201b7a8191b2a646d1cc68c14pax.1nw/Ui
>> EX4uYQFS6xhKx8Ca986>
>> The emotional two-hour special, hosted by Queen Latifah, explores
>> America¹s
>> education system through the eyes of Shelby Harris, one of our star Khan
>> Academy educators, and three other inspirational public school teachers.
>> Join me and millions of others in watching the premiere of the full
>> two-hour special this Friday on CBS at 8pm ET/PT.
>> Warmly,
>> Suney Park
>> *Teacher-in-residence at Khan Academy*
>> *6th grade teacher at Eastside College Prep, CA*
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>> P.S. If you¹re outside the US - don¹t worry! - we¹re working on getting
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>> meantime, be sure to watch the 3-minute
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>> 4uYQFS6xhKx8Df368>of
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