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Thursday links: a growth mindset

Quote of the day Salman Khan, “The Internet is a dream for someone with a growth mindset.”  (Khan Academy) Chart of the day Who said […] The post Thursday links: a growth mindset appeared first on Abnormal Returns.

Thrive15 aims to be the Khan Academy for small businesses, but can the middle-America site teach Valley-style methods?

2 months agoTechnology : Pando Daily

If our Startups Anonymous series has taught us anything, it’s that nobody in Silicon Valley knows what the hell they’re doing. From raising funding rounds for the first time to learning how to hire and then fire, nearly everyone seems to be winging while to learn the ropes as they go. There’s plenty of bootcamps that have formed to furnish the technical piece of...

NASA, Khan Academy Team Up for STEM Education

YouTube education sensation the Khan Academy debuted a series of tutorials on astronomy and space exploration made in collaboration with NASA Thursday. The announcement at the fourth annual White House Science Fair made it clear that...Show More Summary

NASA, Khan Academy collaborate to bring STEM opportunities to online learners

NASA and Khan Academy, a non-profit educational website, has debuted a series of online tutorials designed to increase student interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM. The announcement of the new collaborative effort was made today at the 6th annual White House Science Fair.

Smarthistory: Learn About World Famous Art & Paintings Through Khan Academy Videos [Stuff to Watch]

Most of us are able to recognise a world famous painting or sculpture when we see it, but we’re not so good at recalling the story, history or much about the artist behind the piece. Smarthistory from the Khan Academy fills in the blanks for you, with more than 100 educational short videos prepared for the Google Art Project. Show More Summary

Quotes: School Buildings As Learning Hubs Rather Than Factories

Kids will still go to physical schools, to socialize and be guided by teachers, but as much, if not more, learning will take place employing carefully designed educational tools in the spirit of today’s Khan Academy --modular learning tailored to a student’s needs. Show More Summary

We’re on Khan Academy

“Museums—having increasingly positioned themselves as educational resources—have the potential to fill the gaps left by the inadequate resources on Asia in schools throughout the nation.” – Bridge Program Evaluation It has always been our goal to spearhead efforts to close these gaps. That’s why we’re really excited about our new online courses on Asian art [...]

Right Answer For SAT? College Board Revamps Test, Adds Partnership With Khan Academy

The new College Board strategy, including a redesigned SAT and relationship with Khan Academy, is expected to have a significant impact into getting more kids on the college track and into schools.

Why giving away test prep for free won’t change much

The College Board announced Wednesday that along with revamping the SAT college admission test, it's teaming up with the nonprofit Khan Academy to offer test prep for free. So, will this deal a death blow to the estimated $840 million test-preparation industry? Hardly. The test-prep industry -- which sprang up with such big names as […]

Khan Academy Gets Rare Partnership To Close Wealth Gap In College Test Prep

6 months agoTechnology : TechCrunch

Widely popular online learning platform Khan Academy closed a rare exclusive partnership with the College Board to bring free test prep software to the masses. As the College Board overhauls the panic-inducing SAT admissions exam, it’ll...Show More Summary

A Tablet App from Invention Labs Helps Kids with Speech Disabilities

The field of educational technologies is going through an exciting period. From massively open online courses (MOOCs) like MIT's OCW or edX and Khan Academy to a range of tablet and smartphone applications, the field is rife with exciting innovations that have dramatically changed the face of education. Show More Summary

BofA Goes to the Head of the Class by Teaming Up with Khan Academy

www.bettermoneyhabits.com In 2013, the American Customer Satisfaction Index ranked Bank of America (BAC) below JPMorgan Chase (JPM), Citigroup (C), and Wells Fargo (WFC) for overall customer satisfaction. A 2012 J.D. Power report on mortgage lenders ranked Bank of America dead last out of a field of 14 contenders. Show More Summary

Crowdsourcing Capitalists: How Duolingo’s Founders Offered Free Education To Millions

7 months agoTechnology : Disruptors

Duolingo teaches English to millions for free, as the nonprofit Khan Academy does with math. But its founders want to make real money so the service lasts.

Soha Ali Khan in House of Ombré at Brand Academy Education Excellence Awards 2013

Over the weekend, Soha attended Brands Academy’s award ceremonies, one for Education Excellence and one for Business and Service wearing House of Ombré. While one appearance was in a one-shouldered red anarkali, the other was in a lime-green sharara. Show More Summary

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