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  • Uh, hello, everyone.

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  • We are going to continue with these daily live streams, Given all of the school closures that are happening around the country and around the world, we thought it could be valuable to have a place, especially for all socially isolated right now for us to connect for us to share information for us to ask questions about how to navigate the closures.

  • There's been a lot of things you could say use over the weekend at some of the major school districts in the country have shut down, most recently in New York City and Los Angeles announced It's a little over 30 million students in the country.

  • So roughly 60% of students of the country are now trying to do some form of schooling from home.

  • Over the weekend, we also released a soon as we saw that this was happening and happening fast.

  • We wanted to make sure that parents and teachers and students had a way to make sense of what to do when they get back when they get home.

  • with the school closures.

  • Many schools have created some type of a virtualization plan, but many of them have it because they didn't have the time to come up with it, Given how fast the closures happened.

  • And so we released schedules, we will.

  • We posted them on all the major social media channels.

  • I'm gonna make a video later today on YouTube, talking about the schedules themselves and how to navigate him but their schedules for the students aged.

  • There's a schedule for students from pre K through sex through a second grade.

  • There's a schedule for students from third through fifth grade, one from sixth, the ninth grade and one from a tent to 12th grade that really just structures the day and let students know.

  • Okay, this part of the day you could work on math.

  • We obviously cover math from pre K with things that kind of kind of kids all the way through on Khan Academy Middle School, high school, early college level math, English language arts, kind of kind of the kids is great for the younger crowd, and then as you get into elementary school and middle school, we actually just lost it is a beta kind of early release of her English language arts.

  • But we wanted a highlight there because it's a chance for students to get a lot of practice reading passages, answering a reading comprehension questions.

  • We also have our grammar offering to help fill out that English language arts.

  • And then, as you get into middle school and high school, there's the opportunity to do things like biology, chemistry, physics, economics, computer science, American history, world history, civics and government etcetera.

  • S o what our goal is is we have a lot of and I didn't that wasn't a comprehensive list of this for high school students who could also do S a T prep, which is in reading, writing and math.

  • But we wanted to structure it all into the schedule so that parents, students and teachers can can know what what we should what we should work on a different parts of the day.

  • The ideal is if that could be complimented with other resource is that could either be provided by the school, the district where maybe teachers could set up a zoom, videoconferencing or or Google hangouts so that students could go someplace for help.

  • I think for older students they could even self organize around that on.

  • You could also imagine parents who could volunteer to set up these video conferencing sessions or any student who feels stuck, who doesn't know where to start, who needs a little bit of motivation or just needs academic help on our side.

  • We are going to try to doom or live streams than just this one and explore ways that we can also provide more help, because obviously, students can get as much practices they need on something like Kind Academy.

  • But it really helps to feel connected, especially in this time of social isolation.

  • S 01 of the things about this last year might love to take questions from any questions that folks have.

  • Some some kind Academy colleagues of mine are paying attention to the message boards on the various Social Media Channel.

  • So you have any questions about anything?

  • It could be about the school closures it could be about, You know, I'm trying to navigate it myself with three young Children at home.

  • I'm happy to give advice about how we're tryingto handle it.

  • I'm happy to talk about the virus R G put a video out over the weekend as well.

  • Just a little bit of a sobering video for people to appreciate that the confirmed cases that you hear about on the news, that's for sure, Or very likely, actually for sure.

  • Ah, a subset of the actual cases in an area because you're clearly not testing everyone.

  • And so that goes into a little bit of the analysis of what happened in in Wuhan, and you typically see a ratio of about actually greater than 10 real cases for every confirmed case.

  • So the reason why I wanted to do that is, you know, the earlier than all of us practice good social distancing from each other, the quicker we can kind of clamp down on this thing.

  • But if we wait a little while, it's just going to get that much worse and that much harder.

  • So I'm happy to answer any questions I can.

  • Obviously, I'm not epidemiologist, but we've made a lot of content on Khan Academy on things like exponential growth and viruses, and, uh and it doesn't This is the qualification, but I'm married to a doctor.

  • So wait, have been having a lot of conversations about this over the weekend.

  • So let's see, I have some questions here.

  • So someone asked.

  • This is Lee Won's I teach Special education Preschool New Khan Academy How can we get help for our students with multiple disabilities solely?

  • Thanks so much for your questions.

  • So we haven't been able to make a specific A product or content or studies around students with specific disabilities.

  • But given that you work at a preschool, I would definitely look at kind Academy kids.

  • It's available in both the Android and IOS APP stores.

  • It is free.

  • It is non commercial.

  • Is the team kind of kind of me kids?

  • They used to be the doctor whose team they're really the top team and creating content for early learners.

  • They were the folks who made that early wheels on the bus happen.

  • 8 4009 that made us all realize it get in can can can handle the iPhone or an iPad.

  • But what you'll see there's most early learning.

  • APS are very focused on just one domain or just one part of one domain, but kind Academy Kids has over 100 books that students could read it could be read to the APP can read to them.

  • It has interactive videos, not just videos, but videos that will stop it.

  • And after students to manipulate things.

  • And it has a lot of exercises and it adapts to the needs of the student s.

  • So hopefully kind of kind of the kids will be useful for your students and let us know.

  • We always want feedback ideas on how we can get better.

  • Let's see there is See, Angela Wilson is asking My daughter needs a CT prep in math.

  • Where should she began?

  • So, great question, Angela.

  • So the general view, we don't have a specific a CT prep on Khan Academy.

  • But generally speaking, if your daughter just keeps practicing her math for reading and writing, she'll do just fine.

  • On the A c t.

  • I would recommend the S A T prep because if she does well in that there's this, um, there's a very high correlation between the two tests.

  • So I think that could be a good activity because the S A T prep will be giving her practice in math reading on dhe writing.

  • And I know the A CT also contains things like, uh, like science.

  • It's although it's a little bit more things like data analysis.

  • And so it wouldn't hurt to look at some of the schedules we posted and have your daughter, whatever the right science is for her to engage on that.

  • And that will just keep those muscles from atrophying goes mental muscles from atrophying.

  • So she'll just do fine on the A, C T and or the S E T or whatever else she might have to take tests on.

  • All right.

  • Plus, I just thought of a computer you're gonna years in.

  • All right.

  • See, Sonya Ter Borg says, Will you be creating more meditation videos for kids and maybe for kids and families?

  • I have found them to be really useful.

  • Thanks, Sonya.

  • You know this.

  • This was the first for those of you who don't know way posted some meditation videos a few weeks ago.

  • Oh, and we're posting them again right now.

  • We're posting now.

  • Um, it was just an idea before this crisis really hit where we were thinking that there's just a lot of young kids who feel really stressed when you look at the data of things like stress, depression, anxiety especially.

  • We've been hearing from university presidencies, kind of.

  • But I think that's unfortunate, growing exponentially.

  • And so we said, Hey, there's gotta be a way to help students here.

  • And there's also a lot of evidence that our students on our de stress to Hector can perform better.

  • And I know from personal experience.

  • I talked about this at the last live stream about a year and 1/2 ago.

  • I was stressed for various reasons, and I Whenever I get stressed, I start getting claustrophobic on flame.

  • I just really have fun trouble being on planes and obviously have to travel a lot for my job.

  • And it was actually one of my board members recommended that I started meditation, and I was I was somewhat desperate.

  • So I was like, Okay, I'm gonna give it a shot when I do things I intended her to an extreme says that I'm just gonna do this every day.

  • And so I started meditating every day early, initially for about 10 or 20 minutes a day, and after about six weeks I felt a very noticeable difference.

  • And, you know, for anyone who thinks meditation is some very esoteric, some hard to imagine, you know, spiritually thing.

  • It really is just about stealing your mind on realizing that you are not your thoughts.

  • Realizing that all of these things that weigh down on us, that we look out at the world, how people are judging us with the view of us.

  • Our personas are jobs.

  • However, we define ourselves, they are us.

  • And I think the more that you can kind of at least briefly for 10 minutes a day, 20 minutes a day, 30 minutes a day escape from that kind of mental construction way made.

  • That's versus out.

  • It's very liberating and actually makes you more resilient.

  • And one thing that I found, you know, with all of this stuff going on with Cove it it's even more important because when you look at the news, especially with social isolation, it can in our minds way can feel a little bit under assault.

  • But then I keep reminding myself, I was like, No, I'm still here.

  • I'm I'm able Teoh.

  • You know I have all everything I need.

  • I have my family around me.

  • I'm actually quite good circumstance, but I'm I've been religiously and when I say religion is not in the religious sense but, like I've been meditating every day, 30 minutes, and I've been kind of ramping up my meditation during this because I think it's just used my mind says, Look, you know things are going to play out the way they do.

  • All we could do is take the right action.

  • Be cautious.

  • My wife has.

  • Lately I've been quoting a lot of frozen as our life philosophy.

  • Obviously, in frozen one, we learned to let it go on in frozen to do the next right thing.

  • And I think those two statements are awfully, awfully deep for for, ah, animated movies, just, you know, uh, regular meditation.

  • Let all of these things that we've constructed in our mind go at least for a little bit for 10 2030 minutes a day.

  • And I just focus on the next right thing.

  • Don't tryto get overwhelmed with everything that's going on.

  • All right?

  • So somewhat see, this is your again.

  • Why heart?

  • Are you concerned that your system will be able to scale based on the surge of social isolation?

  • Go tigers.

  • I guess you organise a Ellis, You fan Louisiana so good on the background research here again, Uh, so will the system scale.

  • Well, this is our engineering team has reassured us that way we're going to be able to scale.

  • This is really kind academies duty to step up here.

  • You know, as soon as we started hearing about this enclosures were like this.

  • We we've got to support the country in the world.

  • In this.

  • In this situation, for those of you who are in a position, please consider donating, cause our server costs were already many, many millions of dollars a year, and I have a feeling that they're going to grow potentially exponentially on.

  • So we're gonna need support once again if you can't afford it.

  • You can.

  • But if you can, especially if your family or people that you care about are getting value of this and you want to support other people to ensure they're out.

  • Think about making ah, philanthropic donation.

  • But yes, we have.

  • Ah, you know one thing that I'm super proud of, it kind academy, I get a disproportionate amount of credit for it were actually over 200 folks and the team that Khan Academy are literally the brightest, most passionate team that I've ever worked with in my life.

  • And so they're all working hard from there.

  • There, walk in closets, speak, uh, on social isolation, but making sure that that kind of got into staying up for what might be many tens of millions of students who needed over the coming weeks and months.

  • Um, how can those students without Internet connectivity get Khan Academy?

  • So that's a question that we're really struggling with.

  • I know some school districts in New York City.

  • When they announced that they're going to close the schools over the weekend, they made devices available to students.

  • I've had multiple calls over the weekend with various philanthropists who are thinking about how to make devices accessible to students in that area.

  • I'm hoping that some of the telecom companies can make the WiFi hot spots open.

  • Uh, I hope you know, this is a time where sharing WiFi with your neighbor, Hopefully it's not frowned upon, and I think it is a bit of an emergency.

  • So we're looking at that.

  • There is something called Calibri, which is used to be known as K light.