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So... I created a 'class' on Khan Academy
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So... I created a 'class' on Khan Academy

Code: SBY6XE

Instead of adding students yourself, you can have them create their own accounts.
They can then join this class by entering the code SBY6XE on the "Coaches" tab of their profile page.

If that's too complicated, just pm me your Khan Academy username or email address.

If I seem rude to you, please call me on it gently.
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06-08-2013 05:44 AM
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So... I created a 'class' on Khan Academy

My Khan Academy class code is WRFX5D. If everyone makes their own class (go to coaching) and adds everyone else, then we can all see stats on each others' work. You can also add yourself to your own class.

Basically all these classes are (as far as I can tell) is the "coach" with the class code gets to see what the "students" do, as well as aggregate data. But along with interacting outside of Khan Academy, it could be a useful way to get some momentum going on learning.

Maybe we could actually run a class over the summer that transcends KA and includes other things (TED talks, other YouTube content, articles...)

And maybe collaboratively build a learning portfolio/journal...

(From "Improving Learning" = Higher test scores...)

(06-08-2013 04:42 AM)Trekkie_Aspie Wrote:  So how do we encourage people to build portfolios that reflect on meaningful learning?

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So... I created a 'class' on Khan Academy

my class code is GFVDQE. and both of you should make ur profiles public
06-09-2013 10:52 PM
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