Khan Academy



Khan Academy


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Kids struggling in school tend not to ask for help. If they could just have things explained once or twice more, they would get it. Then they gain confidence and keep up. How’s a teacher going to have time to provide that attention though? By getting parents and students to take advantage of an incredible free resource on the web and on mobile devices:

Sal Khan used to make a living in hedge funds, but now he makes video tutorials on about any academic subject you’d find in a classroom. There are currently about 1800 videos — 100 or so on Algebra alone. The non-profit company continues to publish more. The Android and iPhone app stores have many mashup apps that provide a subset of the videos along with additional material, such as exercises and integration with Facebook.

Bill Gates has his kids watching the videos. Need more persuasion? Have a look at the introductory video.