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Project-Based Learning

Khan Academy Explores Hands-On Learning

The Khan Academy is well known for its online video lectures, which have the potential to free up time for more hands-on learning in the classroom. In their Discovery Lab summer camp, Khan Academy staff experimented with project-based learning activities to build better student engagement.

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      The founder of Khan Academy discusses how his videos can help create a "flipped classroom" that allows blended learning, where online lectures can happen at home and project-based learning can happen during school.

    • VIDEO: Khan Academy Explores Hands-On Learning

      Khan Academy's video lectures have the potential to free up time for more hands-on learning in the classroom. In their Discovery Lab summer camp, Khan Academy staff experimented with project-based learning activities to build better student engagement.

    • BLOG: Khan Academy's Discovery Lab -- Summer Camp Where STEM Meets PBL

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    • BONUS VIDEO: Sal Khan Maps Out Blended Learning

      In his signature visual style, Khan sketches a plan for how digital learning tools can make room for teachers and students to embrace more real-life creative learning experiences.

    Find more information about Khan Academy's Discovery Lab.