Thursday, March 29, 2012

So glad I did...

Every time I turn around, my husband and various friends have mentioned that I need to have the kids try Khan Academy

What is Khan Academy you ask? 
It is a FREE program online.  I won't go into the details about how it was started...but basically this guy had an idea...and whoola.  The website features over 3000 educational videos and exercises that go along with these videos.  The topics range from easy Math to college level, all types of Science, History, and different types of test preps.  I so wish I would have had access to this in high school and college.  The guy that teaches these little lessons makes it easy for anyone to understand. 

So I FINALLY tried it.  Jocelyn was starting a new unit in Math that focused in on multiplication.  We found the first multiplication video and watched it together.  It was only 12 minutes long, so it was not too long to bore her....and just like that....she got it.  We hadn't even discussed the concept of multiplication and she was able to do some easy problems on our dry erase board and then in her math workbook.  I am so excited to see what the other videos have to offer. 
Here is a screen shot of the video from her lesson! (above)
This is an example of what the start of an exercise looks like.  I did the first one (see the little green star at the top) maps out your progress.

This is not just for is for anyone who wants to learn...or needs a little assistance in the areas offered. 

1 comment:

  1. Hey! You won my giveaway for the Fairy Dancing DVD (sorry this is so late; I've gotten behind). Can you send your address to me at sclubmama (at) gmail (dot) com