Teacher Review for Khan Academy

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Lee H.
Classroom teacher
Longfields Elementary School
Forestville, MD
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My Grades 3
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Health & Wellness
My Rating 3
Learning Scores
Engagement 3
Pedagogy 3
Support 4
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
Practice
Small group
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
General
Special needs
How I Use It
I have used Khan Academy for centers, homework reinforcement and differentiation. Teachers can monitor the skills and time the students spend on the site. Some of the things that worked are that after students get their work graded and assessed, they are sent the to Khan Academy center to practice standards that need reinforcement. I have also used the videos to teach a lesson. Students get excited when they see that they will be watching a video. However, the videos have a chalk -blackboard template - which is not appealing to certain kinds of learners.
My Take
My overall opinion about this project as a teaching tool is that it is effective. I saw growth in my students last year and so I am excited to use it again this year. I like the flexibility of skill choice as well as the functionality it provides. One draw back to this teaching tool is that the teacher cannot assign the work to the students. Overall, I would recommend this tool as a supplemental resource.