Teacher Review For Khan Academy

Videos are their strength

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Classroom teacher
Gateway Science Academy
St. Louis, MO
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My Grades 8, 9, 10
My Subjects Science
My Rating 4
Learning Scores
Engagement 4
Pedagogy 5
Support 4
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Homework
Knowledge gain
Student-driven work
Great with Advanced learners
How I Use It
I used it, as a teacher, to see/learn alternative ways of presenting math material. I learned math one way and internalized as suited my learning style. Some of the Khan Academy videos presented material in a way that I would never have thought to teach it, had I not seen it here first. * Set-up time is 5-15min only because I take the time to show my students the general layout of the website so they would be more successful at navigating it.
My Take
Khan Academy has a good thing going. Feedback from my struggling math students was that they liked being able to pause/review videos on specific classroom topics that they felt shaky on. The way the website was set-up made it clear to them how different sets of math knowledge/skills relied on and were connected to other sets.