Teacher Review for Khan Academy

Wonderful way for students to supplement / augment instruction in concepts related to chemistry.

Parry C.
Classroom teacher
Explorer Academy
Huntington, United States
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My Grades 5
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies
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 Individual
Knowledge gain
Great with General
Low literacy
How I Use It
I use it for students who have a limited understanding of the concepts to watch a pencast that illustrates the concepts. If students are having difficulty understanding concepts, I will have them watch the video in class. Sometimes I will have them take notes related to that particular concept.
My Take
I think it's a wonderful instructional aid in helping students understand specific chemistry concepts that prove to be difficult to master for students. I don't use it as the primary direct instruction lesson, but as a supplement to help strengthen understanding. I like the Sal has a very extensive knowledge of chemistry concepts and is able to effectively convey those concepts in a pencast. I think it can help students understand from a different speaker or different perspective. Sometimes students just need to see the same concept explained by a different speaker on examples given in a different manner for them to understand.