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March 7, 2012
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TL;DR

Khan Academy's strategic initiatives include a summer camp called The Discovery Lab that focuses on fun and educational projects, as well as a generalized international strategy to work with international partners and schools.

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Questions & Answers

Q: What is the purpose of Khan Academy's summer camp, The Discovery Lab?

The summer camp is designed to identify fun and educational projects that teachers can use in classrooms, filling the gap of not knowing what projects to do now that they have more time freed up.

Q: What topics will the summer camp focus on?

The summer camp will include robotics activities, such as learning about the mechanical structures of robots and sensors. It will also explore the intersection of math and music, including creating platonic sonnets and exploring geometric shapes.

Q: What is Khan Academy's international strategy?

Khan Academy is working on partnerships with international schools and organizations to expand access to their resources. They are helping schools outside of the United States use Khan Academy effectively and are also developing offline implementations and translations in native languages.

Q: How will the summer camp findings be scaled and made available to students?

The projects and learning methods discovered at the summer camp will be scaled and made available on the Khan Academy website, reaching millions of students worldwide.

Summary & Key Takeaways

  • Khan Academy is running a summer camp called The Discovery Lab to identify fun and educational projects that teachers can use in classrooms.

  • They are also focused on international partnerships and working with schools outside of the United States to expand access to Khan Academy's resources.

  • The summer camp will help develop projects that can be scaled and made available to millions of students through the Khan Academy website.

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