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

Hi Helena,

It's Salman Khan, TED Talk 2011


On Sep 4, 2013, at 6:04 AM, Larry Purss <lpscholar2@gmail.com> wrote:

> Helena,
> 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
> quickly.
> 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?
> Larry
> On Tue, Sep 3, 2013 at 6:23 PM, Helena Worthen <helenaworthen@gmail.com>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.
>> 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 winnerıs film features Khan Academy in the classroom this
>>> Friday on CBS
>>> To: greg.a.thompson@gmail.com
>>> Hello!
>>> Iım 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
>>> Americaıs
>>> 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*
>>> <
>> http://emails.khanacademy.org/5201b7a8191b2a646d1cc68c14pax.1nw/T2-TAcw-_
>>> YrTwTowA205f>
>>> 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
>>> video<
>> http://emails.khanacademy.org/5201b7a8191b2a646d1cc68c14pax.1nw/UiEX
>>> 4uYQFS6xhKx8Df368>of
>>> Shelby implementing Khan Academy in her classroom.
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>> http://emails.khanacademy.org/oc/5201b7a8191b2a646d1cc68c14pax.1nw/1c
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>>> --
>>> Gregory A. Thompson, Ph.D.
>>> Visiting Assistant Professor
>>> Department of Anthropology
>>> 883 Spencer W. Kimball Tower
>>> Brigham Young University
>>> Provo, UT 84602
>>> http://byu.academia.edu/GregoryThompson