Lecture (Level 3) – Let’s use video to reinvent education

by Salman Khan
the founder and faculty of the Khan Academy (www.khanacademy.org), a not-for-profit organization with the mission of providing a free world-class education to anyone, anywhere.  He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, an M.Eng and B.S. in electrical engineering and computer science from MIT, and a B.S. in mathematics from MIT.

First preview the vocabulary below.  Then do the exercise by first reading a single question and then listening for the answer.  When you hear the answer, pause the video and answer the question.  Then read the next question and do the same thing.  If you get the answer wrong, then go back to where the answer is given and listen again.

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montage:  series of pictures
blow your mind:  give you great joy
remotely:  from a distance
feedback:  saying what’s good and what’s bad
profound:  important
automated version:  recorded video
notion:  idea
concept:  idea
viewership:  people who watch
dawned on me:  was realized or understand by me
supplement:  addition to a person’s learning
home schoolers:  students who are educated at home
one size fits all:  every student does the same thing
humanize:  make more gentle and kind
primitive:  simple
paradigm:  model, pattern
analogous to:  similar to
unicycle:  a one-wheeled bicycle
mastery:  being able to do something well
gutted:  threw away, got rid of
proficient:  able to do it
data:  Information
diagnose:  figure out, find out
grandiose:  including everything
self-paced learning:  learning at the speed of each student
gifted:  smart, intelligent
remediate:  learn things you should have already learned
peer:  student
merit badges:  indications of success
leaderboards:  lists of the top students
collaboration:  working together
radical:  so very different

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