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Kronholz, June – Education Next, 2012
This article features Khan Academy which offers an online math program and short video lectures embedded in the "module", or math concept, that fit students' goals. By now, more than 1 million people have watched the online video in which Salman Khan--a charming MIT math whiz, Harvard Business School graduate, and former Boston hedge-fund…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Feedback (Response), Charter Schools, Test Results
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Wimmer, Jennifer J.; Skramstad, Erik; Khan, Ibraheem – Educational Forum, 2012
As teachers negotiate the integration of new literacies in the classroom, one of their greatest resources may, in fact, be their students. In this essay, the use of dialogue between educators and a student is highlighted in order to demonstrate how classrooms are evolving in the area of new literacies. In regard to the integration of new…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Science Instruction, Middle School Students, Teacher Student Relationship
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Journell, Wayne – Social Education, 2009
One of the primary goals of social studies education in the United States is to prepare students for civically active, politically informed, and socially engaged democratic citizenship. Too often, however, the curricula fall short of this goal. Textbooks and state curriculum standards tend to portray citizenship as a static concept rather than an…
Descriptors: Propaganda, Textbooks, Democracy, Elections