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Maat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-01-11 07:09 AM
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86. We homeschool through a charter school ...
and all I know is that this is a resource for us (my daughter tends to want to just work with us on her math).

There are many excellent online resources, such as www.brainpop.com - it's a wonderful thing.
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  -Khan Academy... self-driven education... no classes, no grades, no 6 hr school days True Earthling  May-30-11 11:35 AM   #0 
  - this doesn't work for all students at all  lazarus   May-30-11 11:39 AM   #1 
  - This is online learning  True Earthling   May-30-11 11:42 AM   #2 
  - Some online lessons are pretty terrible. I took them in college.  chrisa   May-30-11 11:47 AM   #7 
     - Instead of "imagining" - why not take a few science lessons at the Khan Academy  True Earthling   May-30-11 11:56 AM   #11 
     - Don't need to take it to know that it could never substitute for normal schools.  chrisa   May-30-11 01:45 PM   # 
     - +1  proud2BlibKansan   May-30-11 02:28 PM   #28 
     - Students are not taught by a "computer screen"...  True Earthling   May-30-11 08:08 PM   #33 
     - There are better ways to use computers in science  karynnj   May-31-11 08:21 AM   #50 
     - "The bulk of the learning would be video based"  chrisa   May-31-11 04:22 PM   #83 
     - "Don't need to know"  slampoet   May-30-11 08:22 PM   #37 
     - Give it a rest. I just personally don't think this would work.  chrisa   May-31-11 04:19 PM   #82 
     - Nailed it!  KamaAina   May-31-11 01:03 PM   #69 
     - Can you put this in context?  karynnj   May-31-11 08:17 AM   #49 
        - I'm 60 yrs old - not a student, not a teacher and do not work for Khan  True Earthling   May-31-11 10:43 AM   #57 
           - Thanks - just thought the question needed to be asked  karynnj   May-31-11 11:40 AM   #59 
     - Social benefits?  lbrtbell   May-30-11 01:38 PM   #19 
     - Kids need to go out and make friends, not stare at a computer screen all day.  chrisa   May-30-11 01:43 PM   #21 
     - you can't really learn Science online  snooper2   May-31-11 11:43 AM   #60 
  - it works VERY well for some students  mzteris   May-30-11 12:25 PM   #17 
  - unrec for ed deform commercial.  Hannah Bell   May-30-11 02:29 PM   #30 
     - With Bill Gates featured prominently on the home page.  Starry Messenger   May-30-11 08:19 PM   #36 
        - :>). second time in as many days that this ed deform commercial has been posted.  Hannah Bell   May-31-11 02:31 AM   #39 
  - And nary a poet nor artist nor philosopher will emerge, much to the delight of the Overlords.  WinkyDink   May-30-11 11:43 AM   #3 
  - um - actually -  mzteris   May-30-11 12:26 PM   #18 
  - This has been around for forty years  Sen. Walter Sobchak   May-30-11 11:45 AM   #4 
  - This is new - go to the Khan Academy link ..  True Earthling   May-30-11 11:47 AM   #6 
     - The internet is new, Self Directed Learning based schools were popping up like weeds in the 70's  Sen. Walter Sobchak   May-30-11 11:49 AM   #8 
        - The learning experience is new.. thanks to the internet/Youtube  True Earthling   May-30-11 12:05 PM   #16 
  - The problem is, what if the kids do no work at all?  chrisa   May-30-11 11:45 AM   #5 
  - They are less likely to get "stuck" in this system...  True Earthling   May-30-11 11:49 AM   #9 
     - Do they do the same with art and music?  Occulus   May-30-11 11:55 AM   #10 
        - Salman Kahn said he wants to cover EVERY subject before it's done - 2300 lessons online so far  True Earthling   May-30-11 11:58 AM   #13 
           - Well, then, he's going to leave things out.  Occulus   May-30-11 02:09 PM   #25 
              - This will not eliminate teacher/student interaction...  True Earthling   May-30-11 07:42 PM   #32 
              - You gave that part of the commercial already  Lydia Leftcoast   May-31-11 08:23 AM   #51 
                 - There's nothing commercial about it...  True Earthling   May-31-11 10:46 AM   #58 
                    - Have you been a classroom teacher?  Lydia Leftcoast   May-31-11 12:06 PM   #64 
                    - No n/t  True Earthling   May-31-11 01:03 PM   #68 
                       - Didn't think so  Lydia Leftcoast   May-31-11 01:08 PM   #71 
                          - Never said "one size fits all"  True Earthling   May-31-11 01:24 PM   #74 
                             - It's more than that  Lydia Leftcoast   May-31-11 03:17 PM   #77 
                    - funded by gates. that's what it's about.  Hannah Bell   May-31-11 01:01 PM   #66 
                       - It's not about Gates...  True Earthling   May-31-11 01:39 PM   #75 
                          - Bill Gates knows zilch about how people who aren't obsessive nerds learn  Lydia Leftcoast   May-31-11 03:27 PM   #80 
                             - Generalization and over-simplification of how corporations work...  True Earthling   Jun-01-11 03:46 PM   #88 
                                - Are you Khan?  Lydia Leftcoast   Jun-01-11 06:19 PM   #91 
              - ...  Fumesucker   May-30-11 08:31 PM   #38 
  - This works for very bright students who like to work on their own.  JDPriestly   May-30-11 11:58 AM   #12 
  - Start at the beginning and then progress..  True Earthling   May-30-11 12:02 PM   #14 
  - It's perfect for bright students  Aerows   May-30-11 02:30 PM   #31 
  - While good stuff, this concept does not work for all students and some age groups  ProgressiveProfessor   May-30-11 12:02 PM   #15 
  - What this guy said  AngryAmish   May-31-11 08:27 AM   #52 
  - This thread has been neg reccd. Someone doesn't like alternative education  Liberal_in_LA   May-30-11 01:40 PM   #20 
  - some people don't like gates-funded ed deform trojans, or commercials for them.  Hannah Bell   May-31-11 01:03 PM   #70 
  - Good idea  LadyHawkAZ   May-30-11 01:45 PM   #22 
  - I like the concept. Thanks for sharing. Also, I don't get why  ecstatic   May-30-11 01:47 PM   #23 
  - It's great for kids that are in school for an education  Aerows   May-30-11 02:28 PM   #29 
     - great for kids who "like to learn"  ecstatic   May-31-11 06:54 AM   #44 
  - Terrible idea. (Partly)  immoderate   May-30-11 01:55 PM   #24 
  - It really depends on how motivated of a student you are or your child is  Aerows   May-30-11 02:22 PM   #26 
  - And by the way -  Aerows   May-30-11 02:26 PM   #27 
  - Ghenghis or "Wrath of..."?  wickerwoman   May-30-11 08:15 PM   #34 
  - Great idea if you want to foster elitism.  Starry Messenger   May-30-11 08:17 PM   #35 
  - I just woke from a nightmare and then I read this  madokie   May-31-11 02:38 AM   #40 
  - Then you haven't read Bill Gates' idea about hooking undereducated proctors with Indian PhDs via  readmoreoften   May-31-11 05:28 AM   #43 
  - This would work for only a few students  spinbaby   May-31-11 05:25 AM   #41 
  - Yes, because teachers are just glorified information dispensers.  readmoreoften   May-31-11 05:25 AM   #42 
  - Not the disaster you say it is... statistics say otherwise...  True Earthling   May-31-11 11:54 AM   #61 
  - You know why colleges like online learning?  Lydia Leftcoast   May-31-11 03:19 PM   #78 
  - The problem is students don't ask questions sometimes out of embarrassment...  True Earthling   May-31-11 12:59 PM   #65 
  - KHHAAAAAAANNNNNN ! ! ! ! !  Bucky   May-31-11 07:15 AM   #45 
  - Was the first thing that came to my mind when I read the Subject line...  SidDithers   May-31-11 07:51 AM   #47 
  - This may work incredibly well for some, but there may be many who  karynnj   May-31-11 07:48 AM   #46 
  - Those who like this sort of thing ...  eppur_se_muova   May-31-11 07:59 AM   #48 
  - You can't REALLY teach a foreign language that way, either  Lydia Leftcoast   May-31-11 08:29 AM   #53 
  - This is great...if you're in college.  Lucian   May-31-11 08:30 AM   #54 
  - It would be a great thing for the control-freak variety of homeschooling parent  Lydia Leftcoast   May-31-11 08:34 AM   #56 
     - you've met my brother-in-law.  Hannah Bell   May-31-11 11:58 AM   #63 
  - Hey, I have an idea, maybe the NEA could take over Microsoft  Lydia Leftcoast   May-31-11 08:31 AM   #55 
  - Regardless of the political aspects that might be at play, the videos on there are awesome.  octothorpe   May-31-11 11:56 AM   #62 
  - triumph of the will was a great flick, too. "regardless of the political aspects"  Hannah Bell   May-31-11 01:02 PM   #67 
     - You're comparing his educational lessons to Nazi propaganda?  octothorpe   May-31-11 02:10 PM   #76 
  - People who support this have never taken online classes. -nt-  DireStrike   May-31-11 01:13 PM   #72 
  - I took an online class once to see if I wanted to translate in a certain area  Lydia Leftcoast   May-31-11 03:24 PM   #79 
  - I knew a student once  ikri   May-31-11 01:13 PM   #73 
  - This worked quite well for my son. He went back to school in his  madmom   May-31-11 03:42 PM   #81 
  - If children had an inherent love for learning and could do so on their own  WatsonT   May-31-11 05:04 PM   #84 
  - Los Gatos area students peform very well already  LetTimmySmoke   May-31-11 05:09 PM   #85 
  - We homeschool through a charter school ...  Maat   Jun-01-11 07:09 AM   #86 
  - sick of this ed deform crap  Hannah Bell   Jun-01-11 07:11 AM   #87 
  - Would you care to expand on what you mean by "ed deform"?  True Earthling   Jun-01-11 03:54 PM   #89 
  - You WILL be assimilated. nt  TBF   Jun-01-11 04:32 PM   #90 
 

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