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    "children you would have thought to be 'slow in getting it' are now seen as gifted, in as short a time as 6 weeks"

    I'll say no more,

    ladies and gentlemen, brothers and sisters, welcome to the Khan Academy:



    this video blew my socks off my feet !

    Amazing stuff - watch til the end. Bye bye dyslexia/ADD/ADHD etc... absolutely amazing

    Allahu Akbar

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    Re: Khan Academy - Amazing Learning Experiences


    Assalaamu alaikum,

    This resembles things we do as homeschoolers. The idea of returning to something until it is understood is a very well know concept to us. My children did not have to do many essays in high school, for instance, but they had to re-work the few they did, until they were excellent. This has helped them greatly in university.

    Teaching is also a great way to learn. My children help teach each other, as this video suggests doing.

    There are also MANY other resources online. For instance, MIT does classes for high schoolers and beyond. You can find the classes on iTunes if you can't find them on youtube.

    ixl is another site that does something similar (for a reasonable fee) as Khan Academy. But they have more topics and drills. They also have a lot of data tracking, if you need to see what your children are up to.

    The only thing that makes me uneasy about all these online interactive classes, is how easy it is to track everything we do, and have a view into how we think. Our children are growing up with so little privacy.

    Anyway, I'm glad you like this Scimitar. Jazakallah khairan for bringing Khan Academy (and yes, we use it too, sometimes) to everyone's attention.
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    I used Khan academy in my youth to learn for school. The style of teaching is so simple and teaches you more then the actual lessons in school alhamdulilah.
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    teaching method so simple but innovative i so much inspired....
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    hmmm very nice effort of Khan Academy ...
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    Re: Khan Academy - Amazing Learning Experiences


    Quote Originally Posted by Scimitar View Post
    "children you would have thought to be 'slow in getting it' are now seen as gifted, in as short a time as 6 weeks"

    I'll say no more,

    ladies and gentlemen, brothers and sisters, welcome to the Khan Academy:



    this video blew my socks off my feet !

    Amazing stuff - watch til the end. Bye bye dyslexia/ADD/ADHD etc... absolutely amazing

    Allahu Akbar

    Scimi
    إن شاء الله
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    Quote Originally Posted by MuslimInshallah View Post
    Our children are growing up with so little privacy.
    That's a good thing,

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    Yes, Khan academy is a very useful tool, Alhamdulillah...

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    Re: Khan Academy - Amazing Learning Experiences


    Quote Originally Posted by Scimitar View Post
    That's a good thing,

    Scimi
    perhaps

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mustafa16 View Post
    perhaps
    Leaving kids alone behind closed doors with no supervision, leads to what?

    Tell me.

    And now tell me privacy for children is a good thing. They themselves don't know a good thing at that age - sugar is a good thing at that age.

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    When we started homeschooling we did briefly delve into this, it was quite helpful ma'sha'Allah.

    And redoing something, or coming back to it, until you understand it perfectly really *does* help. I can't say I enjoyed it at the time, lol. My mum once made me re-write an essay 11 times until it was perfect - more than once actually.

    But then I got 10 As in my GCSEs, so now I'm grateful for it, .
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    Khan Academy embraces lateral learning as opposed to the linear learning methods they teach in schools.

    Khan Academy, makes schools look like they need funding . In future, will education be taught thru the web? Through the use of software such as Khan Academy?

    I hope so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scimitar View Post
    Khan Academy embraces lateral learning as opposed to the linear learning methods they teach in schools.

    Khan Academy, makes schools look like they need funding . In future, will education be taught thru the web? Through the use of software such as Khan Academy?

    I hope so.

    Scimi
    Whatever they do, schools in the UK need a revolutionary change throughout the system. Free state education is such a blessing for many but for some reason it has kind of stagnated, even looking through the curriculums it's clear they really need 'modernising' in order to compete with and adapt to changing times.

    They say the problem in UK schools is the 'A-C economy' that has been emerging. The main aim of schools is to get students to achieve more A-C grades to boost league table positions and get extra funding - so rather than teach so students understand and apply their learning, they teach so that children can just repeat what they've learned onto an exam paper.

    It's become an educational market - it's all about profits.
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    The only education worth anything in the UK is private education.

    Public schools are pathetic here, they claim they are improving but with numeracy and literacy skills so bad, they aint fooling me.

    Bottom line is this:

    Public schools groom kids to be obedient sheep.

    Private schools groom kids to be shepherds.

    That's the privilege of a private education.

    All the Eton boys are in control here in the UK, but people pretend they don't know because they have no voice.

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    The average fees for an independent boarding school are £20,000 per year, and scholarships are given rarely. The best private education is only available to the very wealthy and elite social classes. It is inherently divided - 93% of children in Britain don't get that same opportunity to achieve as highly as those who can pay for it, even if they equally deserve it.

    And tbh one can't do much about it. When education is turned into a market, this is bound to happen.

    They say only 7.2% of children in Britain go to private schools, but they make up 43% of the places in Oxford. The statistics speak for themselves.
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    Quote Originally Posted by noraina View Post
    And tbh one can't do much about it. When education is turned into a market, this is bound to happen.
    With online resources such as khan academy, and by teaching children logic and philosophy, - you groom kids for leadership. That's how they do it in private schools.

    Notice - they don't introduce logic and philosophy to public school kids - when these two subject are most suited to their young minds.

    Logic is the art of thinking correctly, and philosophy teaches children ironies that are very real and relevant to their life.

    They do not prepare us for life in public school education - they prepare us to be subservient.

    break that mould. in sha Allah

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scimitar View Post
    With online resources such as khan academy, and by teaching children logic and philosophy, - you groom kids for leadership. That's how they do it in private schools.

    Notice - they don't introduce logic and philosophy to public school kids - when these two subject are most suited to their young minds.

    Logic is the art of thinking correctly, and philosophy teaches children ironies that are very real and relevant to their life.

    They do not prepare us for life in public school education - they prepare us to be subservient.

    break that mould. in sha Allah

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    True. That ever-present 'hidden curriculum' as they call it.

    But now you mention philosophy - I did that for an A-level and I loved it. And it's interesting because at the college where I went to take the exam, the teacher there said usually that exam isn't available to their students, but as I was home-schooled and I specifically requested it, they just ordered it for me from the exam board...

    But philosophy's a good subject - it can get a little too deep and frustratingly vague at times, but it's worth the brain fatigue.
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    I think a great intro to philosophy for beginners is Jostein Gaardners book "Sophie's World".

    then after that - one can find their own way.

    And end with Al Ghazali's Incoherences of the Philosophers - he absolutely smashed the philosophers in that one.

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    I'm not ashamed to say as an adult I use this to learn new subjects or refresh basic knowledge. I wasn't aware of this in highschool...it would have came in really handy.
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