Salman Khan on Liberating the Classroom for Creativity (Big Thinkers Series)
The founder of Khan Academy, a free educational video library that features over two thousand titles and an interactive dashboard for formative assessment, discusses how his videos can help create a “flipped classroom” that allows blended learning — online lectures can happen at home and project-based learning can happen during school.
Go to KhanAcademy.org to see Salman Khan in action. And learn more about his work:
Read an Edutopia.org blog about blended learning -- combining online learning with project-based learning. Or, see more Edutopia Big Thinkers.
More Edutopia Coverage on Khan Academy:
- VIDEO: Salman Khan on Liberating the Classroom for Creativity
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
Director Minli Virdone describes Khan Academy's Discovery Lab summer camp, where, among other hands-on projects, 5th, 6th, and 7th graders learn by reverse engineering common household objects.
- 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, and how Khan Academy and the Discovery Lab summer camp fit into that big picture.
Find more information about Khan Academy's Discovery Lab.