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[Xmca-l] Re: Fwd: Oscar winner¹s film features Khan Academy in the classroom this Friday on CBS
This project has morphed into a large enterprise. The Gates foundation
*seeded $30,000,000 dollars to *scale up* Khan Academy.
They get millions [yes millions] of downloads every day. They track how
successfully each lesson is and constantly update the sites. They are using
the same kinds of information feedback loops to *improve* their product
like Facebook, Google, or Microsoft. This model is very scalable, very
All lessons are free open source. There are now schools that are modeling
this *flipped classroom model* where the student watches the video at home,
and comes to school to do *homework* and get assistance.
This is a phenomena that is also being watched closely by governments.
Definitely growing [scaling] and spreading. I'm sure we will be exploring
what this *means* on this site?
On Tue, Sep 3, 2013 at 6:23 PM, Helena Worthen <firstname.lastname@example.org>wrote:
> Hi -- Greg and others; this is curious. The video that my students were
> passing around was actually a cartoon, produced by Kahnacademy. It was
> about the Federal Reserve. While it began with a fairly reasonable
> explanation of what the Federal Reserve does, it shifted after a while
> into a kind of Elders of Zion-type conspiracy. I am trying to find it. It
> doesn't come up on google. What I am getting out of a search for "Kahn
> Academn" and "federal reserve' is a lot of lectures with graphs drawn in
> colored lines against black.
> On 9/3/13 11:34 AM, "Greg Thompson" <email@example.com> wrote:
> >See forward below for an interesting Khan Academy promo about a teacher
> >using Khan Academy to teach math in her classroom.
> >---------- Forwarded message ----------
> >From: Suney Park from Khan Academy <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> >Date: Tue, Sep 3, 2013 at 4:00 AM
> >Subject: Oscar winnerıs film features Khan Academy in the classroom this
> >Friday on CBS
> >To: email@example.com
> > Hello!
> >Iım so excited to share that one of our Khan Academy teachers and her
> >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
> >Watch the sneak
> >The emotional two-hour special, hosted by Queen Latifah, explores
> >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.
> >Suney Park
> >*Teacher-in-residence at Khan Academy*
> >*6th grade teacher at Eastside College Prep, CA*
> >PO Box 1630, Mountain View, CA 94042
> >P.S. If youıre outside the US - donıt worry! - weıre working on getting
> >access to the film directly through our site sometime soon. In the
> >meantime, be sure to watch the 3-minute
> >Shelby implementing Khan Academy in her classroom.
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> >Gregory A. Thompson, Ph.D.
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> >Department of Anthropology
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