Web Site of the Week: Khanacademy.org
Posted by: Christine Bulson
Khan Academy is the brainchild of Salman Khan who began tutoring his cousin in 2004 using Doodle notepad. There are now a over 3,200 videos on Khanacademy.org covering math, biology, chemistry, physics, humanities, finance and history. Each video is about 10 minutes in length. They range from a tutorial for telling time (not on a digital clock) to a discussion of Picasso's Guernica and an explanation of the FICA Tax. Students use self-paced learning and teachers and parents may see how students are progressing. There is also a test preparation section for math review for the SAT, GMAT, California Standards Test and Competition Math. Khan was recently honored as one of Time magazine's "The 100 Most Influential People in the World," with the entry written by Bill Gates.