What does “Clone of Khan Academy” mean?
In addition to creating and giving away free content, Khan Academy has released their code for free under an Open Source License. This allows MM Moodle to run a copy of the code on a completely different server and modify it slightly to allow single sign-on with the constructivist learning management system Moodle. The goal is to create a unified platform to support teachers combining Khan Academy content with in-depth project based learning in their classrooms.
Will points and badges earned on http://academy.mmmoodle.com/ also show up on KhanAcademy.org?
No. Our system has a completely separate database so none of your points or badges are shared between academy.mmmoodle.com and KhanAcademy.org.
There is a video or exercise on KhanAcademy.org that isn’t on academy.mmmoodle.com and I’d like to use it in my class. What should I do?
Khan Academy updates their code and content frequently so you may need to use a link to the Khan Academy.
Can I log into academy.mmmoodle.com with my Facebook or Gmail account?
Only if the site supports such log in.
Is Khan Academy aware of Academy.mmmoodle.com?
Yes, we they have seen this site and are aware of our development plans and we are donating all of our code back to Khan Academy and the open source community.
Khan Academy’s vision of blended learning in classrooms includes combining the system with in-depth project based learning, existing curriculum materials and quality resources from other sources. We are integrating with Moodle because it has been used by teachers for many years for to empower and organize just this sort of learning. We think the combination will be powerful and we look forward to learning from the ways teachers innovate with this combination.
How does academy.mmmoodle.com support “Flipping” a classroom?
Flipping a classroom refers to using out of class time to interact with content, including, but not limited to watching lectures, and then using in class time for active engagement with that content including working on problems, project based learning and group work. Khan Academy content provides thousands of lectures that your students can watch at home. Its a great start but it probably doesn’t cover every topic you need and you can increase learning and engagement by using a variety of online learning experiences such as specific videos you create, simulations, GeoGebra constructions, online discussions, learning games, and online group collaboration tools. Moodle, a powerful and mature learning management system, is a great platform to empower you to mix and match diverse online learning options in a way that meets the needs of your class.
How does academy.mmmoodle.com support “Differentiated” Instruction?
The knowledge map provides a great tool to let students learn at their own pace. It can also be a great tool for review and making sure all students have been exposed to and remember prerequisite knowledge. If a new unit is going to require math skills that students should have acquired in a previous year, assign the appropriate exercises before the unit begins. Students who remember the materials will be able to do the exercises quickly; those who need review can watch the video or even backtrack through the Knowledge Map to get missing skills. Teachers will be able to see all their students’ data in the “Coach” section.