The website features nearly 10,000 video lessons and over 100,000 interactive exercises. They are embedded in a learning social network, as teachers gain access to useful information about classroom management. The lessons mostly cover the school subjects from the 1st to the 12th grade, preparatory modules from the university education and many lessons of general cultural nature. Khan Academy has about 93 million users in over 190 countries.
Among the founders of the platform are the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Google and many others. Founded in the United States in 2006, the portal is translated into more than 30 languages, with Bulgarian language being one of the most translated ones. Behind the initiative in Bulgaria stands the “Education without Backpacks” Association.
All this is free of charge and accessible to everyone in the world. Suitable for distance teaching and learning.
The mobile application of Khan Academy in Bulgarian for students is the first application of its kind in Bulgaria, covering in depth the main general education subjects.
Since 2011, thousands of hours of work have been invested for the establishing of Education without backpack and the Bulgarian version of Khan by hundreds of volunteer translators, editors, teachers and specialists from various other fields. Thanks to these efforts, Khan Academy in Bulgarian (bg.khanacademy.org), is available since the autumn of 2014, in which over 5000 translated videos are available, as well as more than 10000 exercises and tests, articles on the topic of Math, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Computer sciences and Programming, Health and Medicine, World History; soon materials in Music, Philosophy and critical thinking will be available. These are visited by thousands of users monthly.
The translation of the Bulgarian version was made possible thanks to the support of organizations such as America for Bulgaria Foundation – our main partner, “Nedelya” pastry shop, the US Embassy in Sofia, the Community board of Telus International Europe, Skyscanner, Microsoft Bulgaria, as well as several thousand dollars of donated personal funds and likeminded-volunteers. In 2017 we commemorated our first successfully completed project with the Sofia Municipality under the Europe 2017 Program for pilot use of Khan Academy in two Sofia schools. Meanwhile we introduce Khan Academy to hundreds of students and teachers while visiting schools nationwide. We organize and conduct trainings for teachers with qualification credits on the topic of “Digital tools for attractive education” and “Workshop for innovative educational practices ” in collaboration with the Centre for creative trainings and other partners.
We continue to translate, edit and dub new content from the Khan Academy, with popularization of the platform among teachers, pupils and parents: for access to quality education at world level for even more Bulgarian children!
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