Teacher Review For Khan Academy

Academic explanations with graphics and notes

Meg K.
Technology Specialist
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My Grades K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Arts
EdTech Mentor
My Rating 3
Learning Scores
Engagement 3
Pedagogy 4
Support 3
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Homework
Individual
Knowledge gain
Small group
Student-driven work
Great with Advanced learners
General
How I Use It
I would help my students set up accounts, search for lessons and use the knowledge maps, which show individual progress. As a fan of badges in education, I like the fact that students earn them by successfully completing activities which are seamlessly tracked.
My Take
Secondary and postsecondary students would be able to utilize these videos to support classroom learning. They could also delve into topics of interest to them, benefitting from Sal Khan's impressive knowledge. These videos provide conversational audio, images and Khan's use of drawing to explain concepts. Teachers could assign videos for students to view in or outside or class. Their use would definitely aid teachers in differentiating instruction.