In this digital age we’re living in, a lot of things have changed— including the way students learn. For someone like Sal Khan, the Internet became his vessel to revolutionize learning as we know it.
From practical Math and Science videos meant for teaching his cousin, his empire has grown to a $2M beneficiary grant from Google, a $1.5M grant from Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and over millions of students and teachers influenced by it worldwide.
Khan Academy has changed the way students think, learn and grow. So if you want to learn more about this educational pioneer and would like to get involved in one way or another, continue to read below.
What is Khan Academy?
Khan Academy is a non-profit organization that aims to better the world of education by providing extensive learning materials to students as well as for teachers to know what the students are currently studying in it.
How does it work?
Students can sign up for free and gain access to over 4,000 videos about Science, Math, Finance and History. Each is only about 10 minutes long, allowing the students to learn a good amount of information without having to remember too much.
There are also tests and assessments in which students can challenge them in various subjects. It’s up to them where they want to start and what problems they want to solve.
Students can also update themselves with their performance using the instant stats tool the Khan Academy provides. One of the best part is they get to collect badges, adding better morale and a boost of confidence every time they accomplish an assessment.
What are the benefits?
Khan Academy helps you grow as a student. Apart from gaining easy access to various lessons, you also get to learn more about these subjects at your own pace. There’s no pressure to master one material then and there.
What can you do to help?
There are a lot of ways many more students can be reached by Khan Academy. All it takes is a simple sharing via social media or contact them if you want to bring their module to the school of your choice.