Browsing All posts tagged under »khan academy«

That Khan Academy THing

April 2, 2016


Well, some of the practice activities are well done so I thought I’d check ’em out for my OER lesson for Adult Ed. Negative integers — the intro movie is  not bad… but … you get the first exercise right and … you’re done.  you get the points.   And, by the way?   The […]

“if you get this, you can go home”

September 19, 2013


Attending a thoroughly engaging class has the same effect on me as reading a thoroughly engaging book.   I carry its voice with me for a while. In CSC 140, Java,   yesterday we heard and saw a meticulous explanation of how object reference variables work and how important it is to understand that the […]

The root of things

September 15, 2013


… welp, I’ll know I’ve transcended a threshold of blog popularity when I *don’t* see “square root symbol” (and how to make it online) in those “top reasons people found your site.” There’s yet another twitter-conversation about the Khan Academy from teachers who don’t think much of it, several of whom think it can be […]

Waiting for Eight

August 13, 2013


… So, while I’m waiting for thelast section of #howtolearnmath to appear, I checked out my lincs emails — an adult ed email group —  and we’ve got a discussion of how technology can transform adult ed, to wit: A phrase has already leapt at me: “periodic coaching by a human expert or peer.”  This […]

hard copy

October 11, 2012


I didn’t click on the link when it was online… I resisted.   However,  featured on the back of my hard copy “Education Week” is an article by Salman Khan.   He has so many lovely, flowing words about his site and technology. “The team here at Khan Academy has been actively working with incredible researchers and […]

Third Prize~

August 30, 2012


Yes, I emailed all my Parkland College Graphic Arts teachers to show them that those Graphic Design skills pay off but no, I’m not quitting the day job ;). However, I am thinking about where to go with math and animated interactive lessons… perhaps a proposal for a concept-based math module like the one we’re […]

Third Prize!

August 29, 2012


Okay, okay, I really honestly thought I *had* to get the grand prize.   After all, **I** was the only entrant with the talking robots.   Actual quality be darned! But it is 1:02 p.m. and I must maintain my vow of Actually Taking LUnch.   More soon…