Teacher Review For Khan Academy

Great Way to Enhance Instruction

Jessica Lyn K.
Classroom teacher
P.S. 239
Ridgewood, NY
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My Grades 4
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Arts
My Rating 5
Learning Scores
Engagement 5
Pedagogy 5
Support 4
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time More than 15 minutes
Great for Further application
Knowledge gain
Student-driven work
Great with Advanced learners
How I Use It
I use this product to enhance and supplement my instruction. I would use the how to videos after certain lessons, if I found the student just needed a little more to further their understanding of a concept. It requires computer/internet access which can be the tricky part. Since most of the time spent on it is at home, I needed to provide some computer time in school, especially for those students who do not have computers or internet. Overall it worked well for about 90% of my students.
My Take
Having the entire class set up is extremely valuable in making sure it has the biggest impact. This is the most time consuming but once completed, there is very little work to do. The students can access the site at home and during the school day. It provides extensive data and you can use the data to drive instruction. In addition to exercises, there are videos that the students can watch to help them understand a concept. My take, I truly believed that not only did it engage my students but it helped to greatly improve their math skills.