Yes, we Khan!

As part of volunteering week, a Khan Academy battle was held in the Apprentis d’Auteuil residence at Blanquefort on 7 October. The aim: to learn by having fun.

Holding a Khan Academy battle means shaking up old ideas about learning. For the twelve Apprentis d’Auteuil secondary school students involved in the battle, it was a fun way to (re)discover certain subjects. With the Khan Academy of course, but also thanks to support from Orange volunteers.
 

The pairs were formed at the start of the event.
Concentrating hard.

 
The twelve students paired up with twelve Orange volunteers, who supported them in the battle. This volunteering event, which highlighted intergenerational collaboration, worked perfectly. The young participants were highly competitive, making quick progress on the challenges, while the not-so-young were keen to note what they learned or reviewed.
In addition to this group initiative, which got Orange employees involved in our work on digital education, we decided to donate 3500 euros to help the Apprentis d’Auteuil Foundation purchase IT equipment, mainly computers. The equipment will be installed at the Saint-Joseph residence, so students can continue to have fun with learning after school thanks to the Khan Academy.

 

A quick look at the Khan Academy
The Khan Academy is a free online platform for school subjects. It encourages young people to learn through play. Rather than being graded, they earn points, complete challenges to win badges, create and modify their avatars... In short, the platform borrows the codes of their favourite video games and social media.

Khan Academy battle volunteering week solidarity

 

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