Khan Academy, an online learning resource consisting of explanatory videos and exercises on a variety of subjects, is the best new tool for learning I’ve seen in years. My boys love math and are always straining to get well beyond what they’re taught in school, but I only have so much time to teach them the wonderful world of mathematics. Now they can visit Khan Academy to learn or brush up on subjects ranging from arithmetic basics to trigonometry and calculus.
I’m highlighting the Khan Academy here but the article linked below has several other examples of learning tools that every parent and teacher should be aware of. I sincerely hope the future classroom will be filled with tools like these.