Teacher Review For Khan Academy

Not Recommended for Low Level Learners

Joseph E.
Classroom teacher
Huntington High School
Huntington, WV
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My Grades 10, 11
My Subjects Math
My Rating 3
Learning Scores
Engagement 2
Pedagogy 5
Support 3
My Students Liked It No
My Students Learned No
I Would Recommend It No
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Homework
Knowledge gain
Small group
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
How I Use It
My students were struggling on some topic, and I was recommended Khan Academy as a way to supplement my teaching. My coteacher and I reviewed the video, thinking it would explain the concept in a different way students could understand. It turns out that several of my students, in no uncertain terms, were more confused about the concept, could barely see some of the pixilated video, and had a hard time understanding the speaker.
My Take
If the explanations were simpler, it could be a better and more useful teaching tool.