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Educate Bulgarian Children with Khan Academy
Educate Bulgarian Children with Khan Academy
Educate Bulgarian Children with Khan Academy
Educate Bulgarian Children with Khan Academy
Educate Bulgarian Children with Khan Academy
Educate Bulgarian Children with Khan Academy
Educate Bulgarian Children with Khan Academy
Educate Bulgarian Children with Khan Academy
Educate Bulgarian Children with Khan Academy
Educate Bulgarian Children with Khan Academy
Educate Bulgarian Children with Khan Academy
Educate Bulgarian Children with Khan Academy
Educate Bulgarian Children with Khan Academy
Educate Bulgarian Children with Khan Academy
Educate Bulgarian Children with Khan Academy
Educate Bulgarian Children with Khan Academy
Educate Bulgarian Children with Khan Academy
Educate Bulgarian Children with Khan Academy
Educate Bulgarian Children with Khan Academy
Educate Bulgarian Children with Khan Academy
Educate Bulgarian Children with Khan Academy
Educate Bulgarian Children with Khan Academy
Educate Bulgarian Children with Khan Academy
Educate Bulgarian Children with Khan Academy
Educate Bulgarian Children with Khan Academy
Educate Bulgarian Children with Khan Academy
Educate Bulgarian Children with Khan Academy
Rozalina at Khan Academy HQ taking selfie with Sal
Rozalina at Khan Academy HQ taking selfie with Sal

Dear Friends,

The Little Prince says: "What is essential is invisible to the eye." So as autumn is almost gone and winter holidays are just around the corner, let's celebrate – with a cause. Causes like ours – for a better education for all children in Bulgaria – are more than essential, even if the small steps towards their success are often invisible to the eye. So please consider celebrating Giving Tuesday on December 3 with a donation to our project for Khan Academy in Bulgarian and keep supporting us during the Year-End Fundraising campaign (4-31 Dec). Your donations go a long way making our common cause happen and we wholeheartedly believe that together we can make a real change in our community!

What better proof than a look at what we have achieved together for the past three months:

Khan on the news, Khan on the subway, Khan everywhere

The release of Khan Academy’s mobile application in Bulgarian has reached the news! We are very glad that even before officially launching it, we were contacted by various popular media representatives to talk about the app, and also to share our vision for the future of Bulgarian education as a whole (see the link below). 

But that's not all! Noble Graphics, the most awarded advertising agency in Bulgaria, made for us an amazing poster campaign. This, as well as the support of partners like Sofia Municipality, Metropolitan and Vivacom, has allowed Education Without Backpacks and Khan Academy to have visible presence in several subway stations in Sofia and reach thousands of people! You can find a photo of one of our campaign visions below.

Khan Academy Annual International Convention in California

From November 17th to November 19th, for a second year Khan Academy’s Headquarters hosted the annual international convention in California, gathering all organizations that work for the localization of the site into different languages. The atmosphere was very supportive and friendly and language advocates had the opportunity to mingle among Khan employees or discuss with other advocates different strategies and ideas for improvement. There was a special session with Khan’s founder Salman Khan where he shared Khan Academy’s top priorities and his gratitude to the teams behind the localization and popularization of the site in so many different countries around the world.

This year, our executive director, Rozalina Laskova, was able to attend this important meeting. Rozalina was very active during the whole three days and never missed the chance to ask questions, share our team’s vision and raise awareness about our needs. She also managed to have an inspiring talk with Salman Khan himself, shared ideas about possible common projects, and even caught him for a selfie!

Work with children

At the beginning of the school year, together with OMO Bulgaria and Radio N-Joy, we organized some fun outdoor activities for children! In one of Sofia’s beautiful parks, we solved math problems in the sandbox and did "running dictation". As always – working with children is extremely energizing and reminds us not to forget to experiment!

And just a few days ago, we announced the National Competition “Learn with Khan Academy” in partnership with CORPlus foundation. We look forward to seeing the results of the students. Meanwhile, you can share the news about the competition with your family and colleagues. More information is available on our website obr.education (in the Events section).

Teachers' trainings and feedback

Since the start of the new school year, we have continued our inspirational work with teachers from all over the country and we are glad that our trainings are getting really popular! 

We held two successful trainings: “Workshop for Innovative Educational Practices” with Nedelya Cake Company’s support; and also a “Digital Tools for Attractive Education” event, where we trained the whole team of Sofia Vocational School of Electronics “John Atanasoff” how to work with Khan Academy and other educational platforms and apps. In the very last days of November, we will train even more teachers on how to use digital tools more efficiently, and the group is already full with enthusiastic and motivated teachers!

Here is what Velina Pencheva, a teacher from 48th Primary School in Sofia, thinks about our trainings: “I was really impressed by this training. Besides, your enthusiasm and desire to do useful and systemic things about education, despite the difficulties, fills me with joy and optimism." 

We are proud of our growing network of educators and we are thankful for their dedication and also for their support in promoting our trainings. See how in our promotional video (link below).

We never miss important events!

We are delighted to have been part of the International Inclusive Education Conference 2019, organized by the Association for Shared Learning ELA, in Pomorie. In addition to presenting Khan Academy to professionals and practitioners in all areas of inclusive education, we have once again reaffirmed our belief that a systematic approach is needed in the development of social and emotional skills during school activities. Working with Khan Academy helps with this – it allows for group work and a differentiated approach so that each student can work at their own pace and be satisfied and happy from every small step towards the success. It also allows teachers to save time from assigning and checking students’ individual work and to spend more time on developing their soft skills. 

During another event – a roundtable organized by Education Bulgaria 2030, in the presence of a Vice-President of the European Commission and the Bulgarian Minister of Education and Science, our executive director Rozalina Laskova emphasized on the changing role of the teacher – from lecturer to inspirer and mentor, and on the ways how Khan Academy helps teachers with this new role. She also shared our desire for established and effective platforms, such as Khan Academy, to be recognized and validated by the Bulgarian institutions in a similar way as regular textbooks are. 

We were also part of the event “Sofia tomorrow”, organised by “Vision Sofia”, a Sofia Municipality initiative for a long-term development strategy for the city and the region. We had the opportunity to share our views on the role of the teacher, to talk about our work with teachers and schools, and how the tools of Khan Academy platform can change the education in a better way and thus supporting the sustainable development of a city like Sofia.

Our main partner, America For Bulgaria Foundation, invited us to take part in the Annual Meeting of their Professional Educational Community in Plovdiv. We had our own booth where we talked about Khan and we also held two workshops for teachers and principals. And we are proud to announce an exclusive interest in our workshops – more than 100 of the participants chose to attend it! 

Our CEO Rozalina is one of the 30 people who change Bulgaria!

“Bulgaria’s Changemakers” by Daniel Penev is a collection of the inspirational stories of 30 people who work to improve Bulgaria. We are honoured that our executive director, Rozalina Laskova, is also recognized as one of the people who change Bulgaria.
“Whatever I do, I need to feel that it’s a cause, I need to work for something more than mine or my family’s well-being. There are many opportunities and needs in Bulgaria. If I'm going to work for a social cause, why not do it in my home country?”, Rozalina says with a smile.

If you want to know more about Rozalina’s path, read her story in the book!

State of the translation effort today

We are really excited to finally be able to offer our users some arts and humanities content, besides STEM! In the past 3 months, we have been actively working on Khan Academy’s Philosophy and Music Courses, with the support of Nedelya Cake Company, as well as on our World History Course, thanks to the US Embassy in Sofia. You can check for yourself some of the work we’ve done – Wireless Philosophy’s first unit, Critical Thinking, is already available for Bulgarian learners (link below).

Results for the past 3 months (29.08.2019 – 26.11.2019):

  • Translation: 200,000 words and 335 videos (World History, Wireless Philosophy, Music, Economics and more)
  • Proofreading: 70,000 words and 109 videos (Wireless Philosophy, Music, Physics)
  • Newly recreated/dubbed: 121 videos (Physics and Math)

Khan Academy usage growth 

As our content grows, so does our userbase! We are pleased to inform you that at this point we have around 30,000 registered users, who have studied Khan Academy content in Bulgaria on bg.khanacademy.org!

Results for the past 3 months

  • Sessions: 81% growth (compared to same period last year)
  • Users: 69% growth (compared to same period last year)

Our work would not be possible without you! So during this festive time of the year, we really want to humbly thank you for your participation in these efforts and to encourage you to consider supporting our future endeavours in improving education in Bulgaria with innovative tools and comprehensive approach! Every single donation is vital for us as our budget is formed mainly from grants and donations. So make a donation of an amount of your choice, devote your donation to a person you love or make it a gift! You really do make an essential contribution to change, and it is visible to us!

Thank you!

One of the Khan ads you can see on Sofia subway!
One of the Khan ads you can see on Sofia subway!
Our CEO is one of the changemakers in Bulgaria!
Our CEO is one of the changemakers in Bulgaria!
Working with children can be fun and energizing
Working with children can be fun and energizing
The new stickers that we give away during events
The new stickers that we give away during events

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Sweet Khan prizes for Khan learning competitions
Sweet Khan prizes for Khan learning competitions

Dear Friends,

In summer people slow down, but we don’t! A whole series of great emotions flooded us like a wave! We have formed new partnerships with companies believing in the power of education. We met active young people who embraced our ideas. And, we have launched the mobile application of  Khan Academy in Bulgarian!

Mobile app of  Khan Academy in Bulgarian

We are so excited! Knowledge is already not just online, it’s in your pockets! It’s easier than ever to learn, with this first of its kind application in Bulgaria. Of course, totally for free. We believe that Khan’s new Bulgarian mobile app will become students’ “best friend”  in the upcoming school year. Below you can see how it looks like, and dowload it at the offered links.

Khan Academy quiz at the Bridge Festival in Vidin

The Bridge Festival is one of Bulgaria’s biggest youth festivals, held in Vidin every summer. It features over 100 talented young people 14 to 21 years old, over 10 workshops on visual arts, music and dances, craft and entrepreneurship workshops and various other events. Education Without Backpacks presented Khan Academy at its tenth edition in July 2019. We organized a funny quiz game for teenage freaks and geeks, with various interesting questions from the world of knowledge and science, as offered by Khan Academy. We also presented Khan Academy and the new app in front of 100 young people.

7 teams participated in our first-ever quiz, and all of them achieved highest scores! They even managed to fulfil our special challenge - to draw a snowman with Javascript on Khan Academy! 

We can’t wait for next summer festival - be ready for even greater quiz challenges!

Physics courses according to Bulgarian state curriculum

It’s a fact! Now anyone can come to Physics classes prepared exactly as the teacher wants. Our Khan Physics content is already curated - according to Bulgarian state curriculum. Isn't it great?

Coming soon on Khan in Bulgarian: World History, Music and Wireless Philosophy

We are happy to announce that we have already started translations of the World History and Wireless Philosophy content! The Music section is next. This is possible thanks to the support of the US Embassy in Sofia and Nedelya Cake Company! Stay tuned.

State of the translation effort today

 Results from the past 3 months (01.06.2019-28.08.2019):

  • Translation: 330 K words and 77 videos (Math, Physics, Health and Medicine, World History, Wireless Philosophy)

  • Proofreading: 190 K words and 368 videos (Math, Physics, Wireless Philosophy, World History)

  • Newly dubbed/recreated: 396 video lessons (Math, Physics)

Khan Academy usage growth

 Results for the past 3 months: 

  • Sessions: 98% growth year over year
  • Users: 89%  growth year over year

New team member on board

Venesa Madzharova began her internship with us as a “Translator-Editor”. Her contract is funded through the Youth Employment Initiative and the European Social Fund through the 2014-2020 Human Resources Development Operational Program. As a philologist with interests in pedagogy, she is a great addition to our team. Welcome!

Teachers' training

Our last two teacher trainings before the summer vacation went great. Besides training teachers in  Khan Academy and other digital tools, we broadened our community. Long-time practicing teachers retiring this year shared experiences and ideas with colleagues who’ll be entering classrooms for the first time this fall. Everyone went home so excited and happy! There is nothing more valuable in our work with teachers, than that!

Sweet surprise! Literally!

Maybe you remember our  school visits earlier this year? At one of them, our team was really surprised.  Mrs. Iveta Manolova, a teacher from Pravets, demonstrated us that education is not just important; it can be also very tasty! Mrs. Manolova organizes learning competitions with Khan Academy and she personally prepares all great sweet prizes for successful students! Just have a look at the headline picture again. Thank you, Mrs. Manolova, for all your dedication!

For more great news and achievements - please support us again! Or ask your friends to do so. We hope your summer was as exciting as ours!

A snowman with Javascript in Khan's mobile app
A snowman with Javascript in Khan's mobile app
During a quiz with questions from Khan Academy
During a quiz with questions from Khan Academy
A memory from our teachers` training
A memory from our teachers` training
Physics according to Bulgarian state curricula
Physics according to Bulgarian state curricula
Watch a lessons in Khan Academy mobile app
Watch a lessons in Khan Academy mobile app

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New fans of Khan after school visits this spring
New fans of Khan after school visits this spring

Dear Friends,

 
Each 24th of May is special day in Bulgaria - this is when we celebrate the power of knowledge and culture as well as the Cyrillic script. We hope you have celebrated on 24th of May, as you have a specific reason to do so - you contribute to more knowledge for all Bulgarian children, in their own script and language!  Have a look what we have achieved together for the past three months - and continue celebrating:

 

Newly translated STEM subjects: Physics and Cosmology and Astronomy

The number of courses available in Bulgarian is constantly growing! In the past months, we have been focusing on our Science content, so check out our two new courses available in Bulgarian – Physics and Cosmology & Astronomy, with the support of our main partner, the America for Bulgaria Foundation!

 

Math and Physics courses according to Bulgarian state curricula

We really want that more and more Bulgarian students are able to profit as much as possible from Khan Academy. For most of them, learning according to Bulgarian state curricula is very important. But until very recently, it wasn’t possible for us to custom the site to meet these needs. Not anymore! Just go to our Math section, and see for yourself – the top math courses correspond to the Bulgarian 1st to 8th grades! We are not stopping there and continue working on the Physics section: 7th grade is already available – stay tuned for more Bulgarian courses coming soon.

 

Our “Math voices and hands” -  meet our new team of video recreaters

Recently we started a new approach of localizing video lessons from Khan Academy - we do not just translate them, we “recreate” them. This works perfect, and it is so much fun! We selected 4 highly motivated people for recreating the athematics videos in Bulgarian language and handwriting. Our Math recreators team consist of 4 highly motivated people: Gergana Paneva, Rositsa Stoyneva, Maria Tsoncheva and Miroslav Ivanov. They managed to recreate 300+ videos for 2,5 months, adapting some exercises and examples to be closer to Bulgarian everyday life and our educational system. If you are curious how it sounds and looks like - check out the link below!

 

Science festival with Khan Academy!

For a third year we participated at the Sofia Science Festival, organised by British Council and Sofia Municipality (May 2019). This is the biggest science event for children and families in Bulgaria and we had our own stand there. We met many kids, parents, teachers and students eager to tell us that they already know Khan Academy and they are used to watching the videos. A student in the 12th grade confessed that he would have never passed his biology exam if it wasn’t the Khan Academy biology course! Some teachers came to thank us for the tremendous efforts of translating and dubbing the videos! And, on our side, we want to thank YOU for supporting this!

New teachers' training launched

Together with our partners from the Center for Creative Training we developed a „Workshop on innovative educational practices”. It gives teachers the space to share their challenges with students, and afterwards we look together for ways to deal with them, by sharing and assessing examples from all around the world. In April and May 2019 we organized the first 2-day training sessions, thus empowering more teachers to innovate and bring their students forward.

 We also continued with our trainings on Khan Academy and other digital tools for Math and primary teachers - with one held in Sofia in May and one in Plovdiv, in April.

 

State of the translation effort today

Results from the past 3 months (01.03.2019-31.05.2019):

  • Translation: 162 K words and 140 videos (Math, Physics)
  • Proofreading: 369 K words and 294 videos (Math, Physics)
  • Newly dubbed/recreated: 363 video lessons (Math, Physics).

Khan Academy usage growth  

Results for the past 3 months:

  • Sessions: almost 99 % growth year over year
  • Users: almost 88 % growth year over year

 

Happy 24th of May :)

You remember how we started this report? Exactly - with the significance of 24th of May for Bulgarian society. In order to celebrate it online, together with Viber and Linbots we launched a new thematic category in our Khan Academy chatbot. Check out the Happy 24th May :) section and find interesting facts and fun challenging questions about this national holiday and its symbolic power.

 

School visits and smiley faces

We are always happy to meet our users in person and understand how important our work is for them. Thanks to our main partner America for Bulgaria, we were able to visit schools in different places in Bulgaria - in Pravets, Lovech, Milkovitsa, and the Regional Library in Lovech city and to meet many more new friends!

Their feedback and smiley faces are priceless to us!

 
In the near future:

Meanwhile some of our fans are helping us to test the long awaited Khan Academy mobile application in Bulgarian language. We hope to be live soon. Stay tuned!

 

To make it really happen:

Please become a monthly donor, if you aren’t yet, and help us bring such and more advancements quicker to Bulgarian children! Or at least tell your friends about us.  Every little donation helps a big change become real!

 

Thank you!

Happy 24th May :) on Viber
Happy 24th May :) on Viber
"My dream school" session during teacher training
"My dream school" session during teacher training
Khan Academy on Sofia Science Festival
Khan Academy on Sofia Science Festival

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A moment from the teacher training in January
A moment from the teacher training in January

Dear Friends,

We already exchanged some traditional Bulgarian red and white martenitsas to celebrate the end of winter – a season generally regarded as the time when everything is resting and preparing for the upcoming spring. But we haven’t been resting these past three months!

Newly translated STEM subjects: Chemistry and Organic Chemistry

You have probably noticed that the number of courses available in Bulgarian is constantly growing! Thanks to the continuous support of Telus International Europe’s Community Board, for less than one year we completed two important STEM subjects by translating 531 videos and 43 000 words: general chemistry and organic chemistry. Every day we are drowning in a sea of information, so knowing the basis of sciences like chemistry can prevent us from being easily manipulated, and knowing more opens diverse possibilities to explore our world and contribute to wellbeing.

Our own Bulgarian math courses in Khan Academy!

In our previous report, we mentioned that we are working on a new and very important project – visualizing Khan content according to the Bulgarian educational standards. This effort is possible thanks to your donations, to the support of our main partner – the America for Bulgaria Foundation, and to the great cooperation with Khan Academy’s Headquarters in the US.

And you can already see the results! Check out first and second grade (math), tell us what you think and how we can improve it.

New approach to video dubbing

For the past several months, we have been testing a new approach – instead of dubbing video lessons by reading the Bulgarian subtitles word by word, we decided to focus on video recreation. The recreator can prepare their own script, based on the subtitles, but remain more flexible and adapt it, closer to standards in our educational system or because of the need to replace English words emerging on the video screen with handwritten words in Bulgarian. If you are curious what a “recreated” video looks like, check out some of our Physics videos by our talented team member Stanislava Koparanova.
We are also in the middle of selecting our “Math voice and hand”, so stay tuned!

Meet our volunteers

We are truly fortunate in being able to cooperate with amazing people that believe in the importance of our cause, and support our efforts. Stanislava Dimitrova is one of those ambitious young people who is helping our team while continuously working on improving herself – she was the first person to achieve bronze, silver and gold levels for The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award in Bulgaria.

Stanislava started helping us when she was in 11th grade, and for one year she single-handedly translated 40 videos from the Astronomy and Cosmology subject. If you want to know more about Stanislava and why she decided to volunteer, watch our 1-minute video with her!

Microscopes for 3 Bulgarian high schools

Two high school students, Magdalena Milanova and Rosi Todorovska, impressed us with their desire to help more students experience the magic of Biology. They wanted to raise money to buy and donate microscopes for 3 high schools in Sofia, and to achieve this goal, they organized a campaign on Indiegogo, and also held a charity exhibition with their own microscopic photos of different organisms. Our team supported Magi and Rosi with mentorship based on our campaign experience, and also by sharing the information about their project.

Teacher’s trainings

We are continuing at full strength with our trainings for teachers! In January, with our partners from the Center for Creative Training (CCT), we organized a 2-day training session, where we presented Khan Academy’s resources and gave participating teachers ideas how to use the platform as a tool for class management. We also showed them other digital tools which can help them be much more engaging for their students and spend quality time with them.

Our next training is for math and primary teachers and is scheduled for 8-9 March in Sofia.

Our team is growing

Two new members have joined our team to help us with our mission to provide free world-class education to more and more Bulgarian children! Marieta Radulova will support us as a project coordinator. Vnesa Madzharova started as our new intern and we will count on her to help us spread the word about Khan Academy.

State of the translation effort today

Results from the past 3 months (03.12.2018-28.02.2019):

  • Translation: 145 K words and 365 videos (Math, Physics, Chemistry)
  • Proofreading: 385 K words and 410 videos (Math, Physics, Astronomy)
  • Newly dubbed/recreated: 8 video lessons (Physics and Math)

Khan Academy usage growth  

Results for the past 3 months:

  • Sessions: 90% growth year over year
  • Users: 83% growth year over year

Everything we are doing, we can’t do without you! We are really counting on any individual donation to keep us going. Thank you for all your support. We are especially happy that many of you decide to help us with a monthly recurring donation or when whole teams in big corporations like Google Germany or VMware Bulgaria decide to donate! THANK YOU!

Your contribution is being complemented by donations of big organizations and we would like to thank them too: Our main partner, the America for Bulgaria Foundation, supporting our efforts in localizing Math and Physics; the Community Board of Telus International Europe supporting the localization of Chemistry and Organic chemistry; Skyscanner with a donation for dubbing and video editing of our Computing courses; We are very happy that new sponsors are joining – for example the cake makers from Nedelya.

Please spread the word and help us for even bigger steps in educating Bulgarian children at a world-class level with Khan Academy!

One of the 531 translated chemistry videos
One of the 531 translated chemistry videos
1st and 2nd grade (Bulgaria) in Khan Academy
1st and 2nd grade (Bulgaria) in Khan Academy
Our high school volunteer, Stanislava
Our high school volunteer, Stanislava
Microscopes for Sofia high schools
Microscopes for Sofia high schools
A moment from the teacher training in January
A moment from the teacher training in January

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Khan Academy Language Advocate Convention
Khan Academy Language Advocate Convention

Dear Friends!

Three months passed like a moment! They were really hectic as usual, but also extremely exciting on the other hand!

Khan Academy Language Advocate International Convention

From October 28th to October 30th, Khan Academy’s Headquarters hosted in California a big international convention, inviting there all organizations that work for the localization of the site into different languages. With the invaluable help of our supporters like you who donated for this cause, our localization coordinator Melli Popova was able to attend the convention. Our financial director, Daniel Cholakov, joined the meeting from Chicago.

Two years ago, the first edition of this conference was held in Sofia, organized by our team! It was really successful, and since then, Khan Academy’s Headquarters have initiated many specific steps towards more effective global localization of the platform.

During the convention, we discussed and decided together on future improvements, we shared international experiences, past mistakes, ideas for better education, and we also visited the very impressive innovative Khan Lab School. And most importantly, we discussed thoroughly the ongoing project for Khan content visualization according to local educational standards – pivotal for introducing Khan Academy to local schools and thus to improving access to high-quality and free education in Bulgaria. Supporting us you become part of shaping the future of education in Bulgaria too!

During the international convention, Khan Academy founder Salman Khan recorded a video. All language advocates that came to Khan Academy Headquarters in California presented themselves to the world. You can also virtually say hi to the Bulgarian team representatives – Daniel (@01:24) and Melli (@02:34)!

Draw with Khan Academy and JavaScript: workshop for pupils during the European Code week

We organized a great event during  this year’s European Code week! We invited (mainly) students 5th to 8th grade and we showed them how easy it is to start coding with Khan Academy: just watch the video, then try out coding by yourself and see immediately the results! At the end of our 3-hours session, children were able to draw different objects with code: a snowman, a frog, dinner plates, etc.  

This exciting event was possible thanks to the support of the Meet and Code Initiative by Workshop for Civic Initiatives Foundation, SAP TechSoup. Thank you also to all volunteers who helped us!

Teacher’s trainings

Thanks to the partnership with the company Haemimont, recently we have piloted 2 special trainings for math teachers, giving qualification credits as well. We presented to the teachers Khan Academy resources and gave them ideas how to use the platform  as a tool for class management. We also showed them other digital tools which can help them be much more engaged and spend quality time with their students. Our next teacher training is scheduled for 11-12 December in Varna.

Viber

Just to remind and update you: our great Viber free stickers have been downloaded more than 42 000 times up to now, and will be available on the sticker market for one more month, until mid January 2019! For learning challenges or inspiration, download our chatbot or join the Viber community for teachers and all those who are interested in the future of the Bulgarian education.

Khan Academy in Bulgarian - available also offline with Kolibri

Since the beginning of the new school year Khan Academy in Bulgarian is available offline too. As you know,  access to digital resources in schools depends on the access to the internet. A good or any internet connection is still a challenge in many Bulgarian schools unfortunately. With Kolibri you can use Khan Academy in Bulgarian even offline - after you download the Khan Academy () channel to a simple USB, use a teacher’s device as a server and connect to other devices using a hotspot.

Another good side effect: sometimes it is helpful if children do not get distracted by the many tempting possibilities on the Internet.

For more information, visit Kolibri website.

Kolibri is a free product by Learning Equality.

State of the translation effort today

Results from the past 3 months (10.09.2018-02.12.2018) :

  • Translation: 307 K words and 370 videos (Math, Chemistry, Physics, Astronomy, Biology)
  • Proofreading: 380 K words and 320 videos (Math, Chemistry, Physics, Astronomy)
  • Newly dubbed: 92 video lessons (Computing).

 Khan Academy usage growth  

Results for the past 3 months:

  • Sessions: 62% growth year over year
  • Users: 65% growth year over year

We can hardly express how happy we are to have you and all supporting organizations behind us! Your support means a lot to us and most importantly - to all students who want to learn and to live up to their potential. We continue to count on you - take some time towards the end of the year and make a new donation or spread the word about our work and impact. Thank you!

Melli and Daniel with Salman Khan
Melli and Daniel with Salman Khan
Moment from Draw with Khan Academy and JavaScript
Moment from Draw with Khan Academy and JavaScript
Moment from Draw with Khan Academy and JavaScript
Moment from Draw with Khan Academy and JavaScript
Teachers Training - Kolibri Presentation
Teachers Training - Kolibri Presentation
Viber Stickers
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