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Khan Academy

Education is one of the most important things on the planet, if it’s books smarts or street smarts, you can’t know too much. The more you learn from books, videos, real life, or (my involuntary favorite) mistakes the better you’ll become (so long as you exercise what you know).

I read about Khan Academy while thumbing through a WIRED magazine. The article introduced a 5th grader who was doing calculus work…. and that he’d been using Khan Academy to get to that level.

Khan Academy is a not-for-profit site where you can find videos and tests to help aid your education. It’s like the damn matrix for free, but with more videos, but less wires going into the back of your skull.

Sal Khan wants Khan Academy to become the world’s first free, world class virtual school where anyone can learn anything–for free. Now there’s a host of people contributing their passion for education towards the growth of the academy.

I’m most pumped on all the math to be learned, but there’s a heap of other brain yummies and they’re always adding more :) They’re also looking for translations of the videos so do one and submit it. I did submitted the videos for Undetermined Coefficients 1-4 in Pig-Latin–I’ve yet to hear back.

So start your friday with some of these vids and finish it by learning from your mistake of using karaoke as an avenue for impressing others.