My most recent project (sign-in required) at Khan Academy was a fun program for teachers designed to motivate and engage their students. It takes advantage of peer pressure — the more assignments a class completes, the more progress they’ll have to celebrate on the Brain Training progress tracker. The design was by Jacob Greif and I coded it.
During this project, I had a chance to use Apollo GraphQL for the first time and am a fan. The project is designed to be reskinable and customizable so that we can launch other similar programs around the year, and customize them for different countries and locales.
It’s nice to work on a project that gets this kind of reaction (make sure to turn sound on!):
Practice makes progress! #KhanBrainTraining #cbrsd With a little bit of preparation to personalize student @khanacademy assignments, teamwork, & expert learners; what else would come of forty minutes of sheer brain power, but HUGE growth & celebrations! I'm on cloud nine! #udl pic.twitter.com/mvJlXvoRO0— Jennifer Cimini M.Ed (@jenny_cimini) March 20, 2018
And this is why I love my job.