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  • - Hi everyone.

  • Welcome to our daily live stream.

  • This is why we've almost,

  • we've been doing this for a little bit over two weeks.

  • For those of you all who are new to this,

  • the whole point of this is Khan Academy

  • is a not-for-profit, with a mission of providing

  • a free world-class education for anyone anywhere.

  • And over the last many years,

  • we've been building resources that start in pre-K

  • with Khan Academy kids through elementary,

  • middle, high school and the core of college, not just math,

  • not just videos, but deep interactive exercises,

  • dashboards for teachers, English and language arts,

  • history, sciences, SAT preparation.

  • And, that has made us very well-suited

  • to really step up for the country and the world

  • as we go through these school closures.

  • But we realize we need to do

  • as much as possible on top of that.

  • And so the whole point of this live stream

  • is for all of you who are using Khan Academy

  • or thinking about using Khan Academy

  • or just trying to navigate the school closures generally.

  • We wanted a place for folks to connect, and feel connected,

  • especially in this time of social distancing.

  • And so, every day it's very informal.

  • Myself and I gonna bring some team members on,

  • we sometimes have special guests,

  • we try to answer your questions

  • and I make any announcements that are relevant.

  • I do wanna start off with reminding everyone

  • we are not-for-profit,

  • we are funded by philanthropic support

  • from folks like yourself.

  • We were running at a deficit that even before this crisis

  • and with this crisis our server load is up,

  • is roughly 250% of what it normally is,

  • our registrations are six x from teachers

  • and parents of what it normally is.

  • Parent registrations are 20x.

  • So if any of you find yourself in a position

  • that you can donate, please think about doing so.

  • I wanna give a special shout out

  • to several corporations who've stepped up

  • in the last few weeks with very short notice to help us,

  • although we need more help.

  • Bank of America was the first followed by 18T,

  • google.org and Novartis but we need more help

  • from individuals and corporations.

  • We are literally going to go millions,

  • few weeks and months.

  • But with that said, I would love to,

  • I'll bring my colleague Dan on who helps me

  • answer all of the questions that we get on the live stream,

  • and I encourage all of you all to start asking questions

  • on whatever you're using, YouTube,

  • Facebook, whatever channel.

  • And, let's see,

  • it seems like there's already a couple of questions,

  • but then you can always jump in, but this question,

  • it's from YouTube, this is Crazy Cookie 3,908.

  • It's pretty impressive

  • that there were probably 3,973 before you.

  • Hey Sal, will there be summer classes?

  • Will this be all-year round?

  • That's actually a super powerful question,

  • Crazy Cookie 3,908.

  • You know, I think about two weeks ago,

  • the school closures were announced in this country

  • and really through the world,

  • there's 50 million students out of school in just the US

  • pretty much close to a billion globally,

  • and it happened so fast

  • because of just the health emergency.

  • And I don't think a lot of thought was no one had time

  • to think about what the implications

  • but now it's becoming clear that in most of the world,

  • the school closures actually might happen

  • through the summer.

  • And so, the way we've been thinking about this,

  • we wanna be able to support teachers,

  • parents, students over the next two months

  • so that we can keep the learning happening,

  • keep everyone learning, but we also see summer

  • as a really powerful opportunity to keep going.

  • There's no reason that once you've built the practices

  • and the habits to keep learning

  • over what would be the traditional school year,

  • that whether you're a student, parent or teacher,

  • that you can't go over those three months as well.

  • And that might be the silver lining of,

  • historically summer has been, you know,

  • there's the term summer slide,

  • it's been a time for a lost learning

  • and now we have an opportunity to do,

  • now we have an opportunity to make it a valuable

  • for learning purposes.

  • And so, yes, simple answer what we're trying to do

  • in response to the school closures and COVID,

  • we expect to be able to do through the summer.

  • And I think next school year is going to be interesting.

  • We all hope that the social distancing,

  • the school closures are not in place as of back to school.

  • Hopefully the summer temperatures

  • will help kill some of that virus, reduce the spread

  • but there is a possibility

  • that in October, November, December,

  • what's traditionally flu season

  • could actually make COVID go up again.

  • And so we also wanna think about if that happens,

  • how we can continue to support folks.

  • But, the big takeaway is summer is an opportunity

  • that we all have to keep everyone learning.

  • Excellent question.

  • All right.

  • So there's a another question.

  • This is from Facebook.

  • Dina Everett Nevos says, hi, I'm apparent and new to Khan,

  • I saw the sample daily agendas.

  • How do I link the daily schedule to my children's accounts?

  • Thanks.

  • Well, Dina, the schedules are very simple documents

  • and you can actually adapt them, you can copy and paste them

  • into your own docs and adapt them as necessary.

  • And those just have links

  • to the relevant part of Khan Academy.

  • And what if the student, if your child clicks on the link,

  • it will go to their Khan Academy and if they are logged in,

  • they will show up as a logged in users.

  • So, if they click from their computers

  • or whatever they're using, if they click on that, you know,

  • let's call it fifth grade English and language arts

  • on that document, they'll go to Khan Academy

  • and see fifth grade language arts,

  • and if they're not logged in, they can log in

  • and there'll be logged into fifth grade language arts.

  • And if they're already logged in on that computer,

  • they will be on their accounts.

  • So I think that's what you might be asking.

  • And that brings up another interesting thing is, you know,

  • we've made those schedules,

  • we made four different versions of them.

  • One for kind of the pre-K kindergarten first grade crowd,

  • one for the elementary crowd,

  • and then one for the middle school

  • and one for the late high school crowd.

  • And what you could do is then make them

  • even more fine tuned for your children's needs.

  • Because for example, for the late elementary crowd, we said,

  • okay, you might wanna use third grade

  • or fourth grade or fifth grade or sixth grade

  • or seventh grade math on Khan Academy

  • and depending on the strength of the student,

  • you might wanna remediate it or not

  • but you know all your children better than anyone

  • and they know themselves hopefully.

  • And so you can narrow that down, you know,

  • work on sixth grade or if you had some weak foundations,

  • work on fourth and fifth grade

  • while you work on sixth grade as well.

  • So I completely encourage you to fine tune

  • those schedules for your children's needs.

  • - So Sal, I would add next week

  • we are hosting some parent webinars for different age groups

  • specifically and we'll be going through both your,

  • the schedule that you created and kind of helping parents

  • find the right content for their kids

  • and dive in a little bit deeper on how to use Khan Academy

  • specifically matching to those schedules.

  • - Awesome.

  • - So Sal we have a question here.

  • Yeah, we have a great question on YouTube from our Arov Jane

  • who says, I'm in fourth grade,

  • I want to learn more about scientists,

  • can you post something on Khan Academy about that?

  • - So Arov, we want to help you.

  • We currently do not have what you could call

  • fourth-grade science on Khan Academy,

  • but we, and I hope over time we are able to add that

  • and I'll remind everyone we're not-for-profit.

  • The more support we get,

  • the more we can think about adding more subjects.

  • But, if you are genuinely interested in science,

  • I think there are places you can start.

  • I actually think that you could,

  • we have several, for example, even our high school biology,

  • I know you're only, I'm guessing nine years old,

  • and high school biology could seem daunting,

  • but I actually think some of the intro levels

  • of high school biology you could start to engage

  • in my oldest son is about,

  • is actually a little bit older than you,

  • my daughter is about your age.

  • And actually I've been doing stuff

  • even in some of the early chemistry,

  • high school chemistry units on, what's an element,

  • what's an atom, what's an atomic number?

  • I think these are types of things

  • you could completely understand

  • and it'll be really interesting,

  • especially some of the stuff in biology to understand,

  • you know, I was talking to my daughter

  • who's about your age this morning about what's a virus,

  • how the virus different than bacteria, are viruses living?

  • You know, what's the definition of life, what's RNA and DNA,

  • how do viruses replicate?

  • So this is obviously very, very important things

  • to think about that's very relevant to the world right now

  • and I encourage you to, depending on your interest

  • to start digging in and see what works for you.

  • See, other questions.

  • So this is from Facebook, Scott Yang asks,

  • I enjoyed the daily live streams,

  • will you do it again next week?

  • Yeah.

  • We are set to keep doing this

  • until no one wants us to do it anymore.

  • (laughs)

  • So no, no, we think this is super important

  • and I say it at the end of every live stream.

  • I myself in this time of social distancing

  • feel more connected by being able to do this

  • and I know a lot of our team here at Khan Academy does.

  • So, we wanna do it for sure, keep that connection going

  • and make sure that all of you feel supported.

  • So, from YouTube, Steven Amenzo says,

  • when was Khan Academy founded?

  • And Steven, if you do a web search, you'll find a lot of,

  • you know, talks on YouTube and other places

  • for me talking about that.

  • So if you want it in depth,

  • I recommend you you're doing that

  • but long story short, about 14, 50, actually 16 years ago.

  • I'm getting old.

  • My cousin Nadia, who was 12 at the time

  • needed help with math and I started tutoring her remotely.

  • Worked around my family that free tutoring was going on,

  • and so people, and so I started making resources

  • to scale it up.

  • At first it had nothing to do with videos.

  • I was creating the software part,

  • the early version of what you can now the practice software

  • in Khan Academy and then a friend suggested

  • that I make videos to supplement it

  • and that kind of took on a life of its own in 2009.

  • 2008 I set it up as a not-for-profit,

  • which just means no one owns Khan Academy.

  • I don't own Khan Academy, I'm an employee of Khan Academy,

  • I own as much as you own of Khan Academy,

  • and then 2009 was when I quit my day job

  • to try to work on this full-time.

  • It was a tough year.

  • (laughs)