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April 25, 2012 | By TERESA M. PELHAM, email@example.com , The Hartford Courant A 12-year-old kid sits at the kitchen table with a paper filled with numbers, letters and shapes in front of him. He sort of remembers what his teacher said earlier that day about the Pythagorean Theorem, but not exactly.
In 2004, a former hedge fund analyst began recording and posting videos of himself explaining some math techniques. He created the material to help tutor his young cousin. Rather than keeping it private, however, the analyst posted the videos to YouTube . By 2012, Salman Khan had more than 3,000 lessons online, 140 million views, and a reputation as an education guru. In addition to students viewing his handiwork 100,000 times each day, Khan Academy drew enough interest from teachers, philanthropists and investors to justify a career change from financial consultant to educational technologist.
Viewpoint The Ever-Expanding School Day The term "flipped classroom" is becoming more familiar all the time.