Khan Academy launches new programme to motivate students

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New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Khan Academy, an educational mobile app developer, on Tuesday launched LearnStorm India — a free, six-week online learning challenge — that will help students to master core academic subjects, motivate classrooms and build confidence.

Driven by teachers, the programme for students from 3 to 12 grades will run from September 5 to October 19. Teachers can sign up in LearnStorm using their Khan Academy account, or by creating one, the company said in a statement.

“With Khan Academy’s teacher-specific tools, educators can finally leverage technology to deliver on the dream of personalising learning for every student. We’re excited to give teachers a fun way to engage students with LearnStorm India,” said Sandeep Bapna, India MD, Khan Academy.

The first 500 classrooms to register will receive a LearnStorm Class Kit — fun and motivational goodies — for their students.

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At the end of the six weeks, 10 schools, among those with the highest levels of participation in LearnStorm, will win the ‘Keep Going, Keep Growing’ grand reward.

One school stands a chance to win the grand prize that includes a ‘Khan Super Day’ filled with exciting activities for all the winning LearnStorm participants.

–IANS

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