Khan Academy - Helping Spread the World's Best Gift: Knowledge
Everyone has different activities they want to improve. I personally have several; reading more, writing (Thus this blog), cooking different foods, arithmetic and science.
The science one is fairly new. This week, NASA landed a spaceship on Mars that is going to investigate what is under the crust of Mars. Watching the passion of the people who worked on that project during the live stream really made me interested in learning more about science and space. Astronomy is a science I’ve always found interesting, but when it comes to most other sciences, I struggle. For being the hard working student that I was, I never seemed to make good grades in my science classes. Now that I am older and know my style of learning, I wanted to give it a try again.
Enter Khan Academy! I found this by just googling “science classes”, but wow is this website so much more!! I made a login and, for free, have access to dozens of classes!
I’m currently taking their Cosmology and Astronomy class and also their Arithmetic class! Math was another subject which I lacked a knack for. I started the arithmetic class and when the first question was “2+2” I thought “Oh, this is too easy, I’m going to go down to the unit test”. I then went down to the end of the section to be stumped on the first question because I didn’t understand how to add using this odd number line system (Darn new Math…). So for all of those parents out there who are getting stumped by their child’s new math homework, I HIGHLY recommend taking a look at this course. I am interested in seeing what other new math things come up in this course.
Because I am kind of obsessed with learning, I signed up for a few other classes too that I have not been able to start….Biology, Grammar, US History, World History, Finance and Capital Markets…you know, just the usual.
I don’t mind signing up for all of these though because keeping them on your dashboard (up to 9 classes!), making an account, and all of this amazing knowledge is FREE!!! You pay nothing to learn all of this! There aren’t even advertisements flashing up at you ever few minutes. They survive on donations made by those who love them. While I cannot pay for this service as of now, I definitely plan on contributing something in the future.
What are your thoughts on Khan Academy? Have you ever taken a course through them? What classes would you want to see?
***This is not a paid post, I’m just a super big fan of this site! :) ****