Also watch the Salman Khan Video (either in class or with headphones on) on using video to reinvent education.
Visit the Khan Academy. Click the Learn button and choose a subject to browse or search for something you always had trouble with in math or science (i.e. factoring equations, derivatives, balancing chemical equations, etc.). Watch one of the instructional videos.
One of the things that has changed the MOST about education is the ability to learn anything, anyplace, anytime. Khan Academy is a resource that allows students to do just that. If you have ever have trouble (or ever have trouble in your future), it is an excellent resource to use to help guide you through difficult topics that you may not have understood the first time from your teacher. Or try learning something you know is coming up in a course so you can be better prepared!
For this week's journal entry, I would like you to write for five minutes minimum on the Khan Academy. Include the answers to the following questions: Which video did you watch on the site? Do you think this may have helped you understand this topic better? Why or why not? How can sites such as this help education? How can they hinder it? Is having the ability to learn something at your own pace important (i.e. you can pause/rewind/etc. with video lessons)? How can kind of technology change education?