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SARAH MONTAGUE Really? HELEN Yeh. TEACHER Should your pencils be in your hand? CLASS No. ALISON ELIZONDO Yeh, right – go anywhere on the floor. SARAH MONTAGUE The class starts and the teacher, Alison Elizondo immediately has her pupils logging onto Khan Academy. ALISON ELIZONDO I was blown away. I was what you would consider a traditional teacher. It changed the way that I am teaching. I’m excited about it. They’re excited about it. You will see. [Clapping and childrens’ voices] I’m just logging in here and I’m going to go to my coach screen. SARAH MONTAGUE So explain to us what we’ve got here. We’ve got a list of all your class … ALISON ELIZONDO Correct. And I’m going to go down to my friend, Christopher. SARAH MONTAGUE Poor Christopher sitting here having all his results analysed and we can … What can you tell about Christopher? ALISON ELIZONDO So what this is telling me is that during this week he’s mastered this skill … SARAH MONTAGUE That’s multiplying two digits by two digits … ALISON ELIZONDO … Like 32 times 17 SARAH MONTAGUE … and we’ve actually got the number of attempts he’s made at it. ALISON ELIZONDO Correct. SARAH MONTAGUE Page 188 of 197 3rd November 2016
Childhood in the digital age And he’s spent 22 minutes doing it. ALISON ELIZONDO Correct. What is so powerful with this it will give me the exact problem that he missed – why he got it wrong. If he practiced it for homework yesterday and I can intervene within 24/48 hours I’m going to clear up something that maybe went on for years. SARAH MONTAGUE Alison reckons that the best teacher in the world could not know as much about their students as the Khan Academy dashboard can tell her. There is something a bit big brotherish about it. It knows everything a child does. How long they worked, where and how they went wrong, and what videos or clues they looked at to help. The kids in her class don’t seem to mind in the slightest. They seem genuinely fired up by earning more energy points and badges so they can upgrade their avatars. Convincing the parents has been a harder task. Alison told me some wanted to know why on earth their children were watching videos online in the evenings instead of doing homework. It is the computer that’s driving the teaching and the teacher’s role is now recast as a mentor. Back to Session 4 MediaContent 2 Page 189 of 197 3rd November 2016
Childhood in the digital age Students Transcript Maggie Ward Every day, 7.2 million students walk into classrooms throughout the United States. These classrooms, generally, look the same. Thirty students sit in rows of desks taking notes in their notebooks, while the teacher stands at a whiteboard teaching a lesson.

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