Free Apps from Khan Academy Make Learning Something New Easy
You learn something new every day, right? Sometimes these are things you didn’t expect to learn, like the things you learn from having a dog and a little boy. Just this morning, I learned that the dog can teach how to share – boy has a cracker, shows dog (who licks it but does not steal it, surprisingly), boy eats cracker. Since I consider myself smarter than my dog, I learn something new every day with Khan Academy apps from the Intel AppUp® center. The Kahn Academy apps are geared toward students, teachers and adults who simply want to learn something new. The videos are about 10 minutes long and the subjects cover math, chemistry, and physics (for all you Big Bang Theory fans).
Khan Academy is a cool not-for-profit organization. In fact, they’re on a mission to change the world by providing free education. Khan Academy has more than 3,100 free education videos and Intel teamed up with them to feature nine of them in the Intel AppUp center. These apps are optimized for your PC so learning is that much easier. I usually watch a video during a quiet moment to switch gears. I get a little bit of learning in and because my brain is forced to work in a new way, I can tackle other projects with a new point of view.
Check out the Khan Academy apps from the Intel AppUp center. They’re a great refresher course, or a great start on interesting subjects. In just about 10 minutes you’ve learned something far more useful than the fact that a toddler and a dog will gladly share food or toys or whatever the vacuum hasn’t picked up. Hmmm…maybe there’s something in the Biology Khan Academy lesson about that.