Even taking into account its flaws, I'm a big fan because it could be a great supplement to more traditional classroom settings. Those of us who identify as (or with) HSPs know that things like fluorescent lights, chatty classmates, smells, odors, volume, attractions/crushes, etc. can all be distractions. Check it out! I wonder what you think of it.
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
The Khan Academy
I'll admit, I'm not the most academically talented person in the world, but I SO enjoy it. I especially enjoy helping others (esp. kids) make sense of something that didn't originally make sense. While working some years back as a typist, I found my way into babysitting jobs that inevitably involved tutoring of some sort. Then I worked as an after-school caregiver/tutor. Now I oversee a children's department where periodically I'm asked about tutoring resources for children. I can't get away from it! Well, the other day I came across this guy named Salmon Khan who runs a nonprofit organization called The Khan Academy. His goal is to provide free, quality education to people of all ages via short Internet videos.
Posted by Peter at 1:07 PM