Teacher Review For Khan Academy

Great instructional tool!

Joe T.
Classroom teacher
Cabell Midland High School
Ona, WV
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My Grades 10, 11
My Subjects Social Studies
EdTech Mentor
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 Less than 5 minutes
Great for Further application
Knowledge gain
Small group
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
Khan Academy is useful for new learning or remediation. I work with recovery credit students using a self-paced computer program to gain credits. Khan allows the students to watch the lesson and practice on their own to master the topic. The support and scaffolding of being able to stop and rewind the lessons have made these lessons have proven to extend the students knowledge to complete their recovery program.
My Take
This is a great product to use in the classroom or for the flipped classroom. Students can watch it multiple times and stop it and rewind to something they want to watch again. The examples are usually real world or simplistic such as a lemonade stand to bring the concept to the audience. The lessons are usually not overly long, but the monotone voice can be an issue. Overall I feel that this is a great tool for student use. One draw back is that in the social sciences the offerings are still limited.