this made my lesson start over.
Submitted 4 months ago
This bring a video of math in the middle of a lesson
How I Use It
I shut down my computer
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August 14, 2023
Great resource to augment student learning
This is a good resource for students but very closely mirrors content already in the PDF textbook that students learn from in US History I. However, it can still be used for over achievers looking for more challenges and to test knowledge with the quizzes, average students interested in learning more about US History or for students who need additional help or confidence before classroom assessments.Continue reading
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August 13, 2023
Super useful for differentiation!
I think this is a great resource, in particular for Physics and Math courses. The pre-made practice problems are a great way to give students extra practice without having to search or make my own, and the automatic grading saves me hours of reviewing individual assignments. There are multiple different Physics courses on Khan Academy (I teach Physics). This is so helpful because if one course does not have what I'm looking for in particular, I can search in the other courses and will likely find what I need. I wish some of the sections were more in-depth, or that they were consolidated in some way. Perhaps practice problems could be customizable, seeing as the problems given to students are randomly selected from a group of options. Some practice sets are half composed of problems that I want my students to practice, but I cannot assign them because my students haven't seen the other half yet. Overall, this website is a fantastic tool to supplement learning done in the classroom and at home. I've had great experiences with this tool both as an educator and as a student myself, when I went through high school.Continue reading
April 17, 2023
Do not recommend
One of the main issues with Khan Academy is that it does not provide an adequate learning experience for students. The videos are cookie-cutter, impersonal, and lack any sort of teacher interaction. While the videos do provide an explanation of content, this is far from the whole teaching experience. With Khan Academy, students don’t experience the nuances and complexities of a classroom environment. They don’t receive feedback from the teacher or fellow students, nor do they get any personalized guidance. Another issue with Khan Academy is that it often does not align with the curriculum of a given school. While Khan Academy does offer some tutorials on more traditional topics such as math and science, it greatly favors more modern topics such as coding and technology. This makes it difficult for teachers to use Khan Academy as an effective supplement to their usual lesson plan. And even when they do use Khan Academy, they are still responsible for making sure that their students understand the material. The lack of alignment with the curriculum isn't the only problem. Khan Academy's assessment system is also based on multiple choice questions, which often do not accurately test a student's true knowledge. Multiple choice assessments are prone to guessing, and therefore give a false sense of understanding of the material. Finally, Khan Academy often encourages students to use it as a shortcut to learning material. While this does give students a leg-up on the material, it can often lead to cheating in class as students might submit answers from the Khan Academy assessment system. Overall, Khan Academy is a great resource for students who want to learn more about a certain subject, but it is far from an ideal learning environment for those attending formal classes. It fails to provide an adequate learning experience for students and often does not align with the curriculum. Additionally, Khan Academy has recently been deemed one of the most damaging educational products to ever be created in the eyes of many teachers. The company markets its services as a solution to support teaching and learning, but in practice, teachers have reported significant and lasting negative effects. For this reason, teachers should carefully consider the repercussions of using Khan Academy in the classroom, as there are a number of serious implications that may have a lasting effect on students.Continue reading
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