Teacher Review for Khan Academy

Personalized and Self-Paced Learning!

Lori-Anne K.
Classroom teacher
La Sierra University
Riverside, United States
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My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Arts, Health & Wellness
My Rating
Learning Scores
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
Student-driven work
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
I have used this product as a blended learning tool with my classroom. Currently I have assigned the muliplication and division to my students and they love it. It meets the needs of all types of learners within the classroom. We have used this product as a whole class, in groups and independent. Students are able to work at their own pace which is excellent. For those that understand the concepts their are so many topics, materials, and levels that they can continously keep going. For those who maybe struggling with a concept I am able to intervine and assist/direct them or students are able to utilize the help tools such as discussion forums where other professionals around the world can help as well. I like that students who are struggling are not able to move forward until a topic is mastered successfully. It is very rewarding for students to see their success in the way of points and badges after successful completion. At this current time for what I am utilizing this product for worked well.
My Take
This is an excellent product Khan Academy provides not only the students with step-by-step videos pertaining to topics but teachers as well in order to teach concepts to students. Assignments and videos are very straight forward and easy to use. I appreciate that students are able to move forward only when topics are mastered successfully. This product provides through assignments and activites high levels on both Bloom's Taxonomy and SAMR level. Khan Academy provides teachers with a number of options such as flipped classrooms, and blended learning environments that they may choose to establish within their classroom. There are over 5000 resources available for Grades K- Post Secondary, is accessible to all, and provides an enriched learning environment for all types of learns. I am very pleased with this product and will continue to recommend it to other colleagues!!