The keys here are 1. Khan Academy is FREE and open source, 2. the teacher is still central to guiding blended learning in the classroom as part of an *intentional* strategy of ed tech implementation (not tech for tech's sake), 3. "math in context" and hands-on/project based learning drives instruction, Khan is a supplement, 4. true differentiation for those needing to catch up to grade level and for those above it. Once you introduce a price to the curriculum (as with Pearson's truly craptaculous online math *shudder*, or K12.com's low-quality offerings), I think the dynamic changes for the worse. I also have skepticism that this can work in the humanities; as much as I like Sal Khan, I avoid all offerings having to do with history or literature on his site. He is a BS/MS in computer engineering from MIT and obviously a "quant" who excelled at Harvard Business School, but why would I care what he has to say about the French revolution? Give me an expert in that subject instead.
Teacher Talks About Benefits and Challenges Of Using Technology With Struggling Students
Courtney Cadwell, Teacher, Los Altos School District talks about using her experience, the benefits and the challenges, using technology to teach struggling …