Teacher Review for Khan Academy

Good for linking to your own websites for homework help, like your own private teacher at home.

Elizabeth P.
Classroom teacher
Orchard Valley Middle School
Sewell, NJ
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My Grades 6, 7, 8
My Subjects English Language Arts, World Languages, Math, Science, Social Studies, Arts
My Rating
Learning Scores
Engagement
Pedagogy
Support
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Homework
Individual
Knowledge gain
Student-driven work
Great with Advanced learners
General
Special needs
How I Use It
When students are having a hard time remembering the logic and steps to completing problems and following through, these lessons get attached to my website so they can reference on their own pace. Students who watched them reported to be able to use them to help their work. The only issue is that since it is just work on a page, after some time the students do show signs that they do lose interest. So, I do not typically like to use them for whole group instruction.
My Take
If there was a way to make it a little more fun- the students engagement piece would improve. However, as far as solid, helpful information- this is a huge help to students and their families.