Teacher Review for Khan Academy

To the team who created Khan Academy.... you're the real MVP

JESSICA S.
Classroom teacher
Greensboro Elementary
Greensboro MD, United States
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My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, English-Language Learning
My Rating
Learning Scores
Engagement
Pedagogy
Support
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Further application
Homework
Knowledge gain
Practice
Student-driven work
Great with Advanced learners
ELL
General
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
Khan academy is free and easy to use. I was able to log in using my school district Google Account. From there, I set up to account preferences and imported my Google Classroom with 5 clicks. I am able to assign lessons, view student progress, and download student data in a CSV. In addition, I use a lot of the Khan academy videos in my class website to help inform and support parents/guardians about the content being taught. It is gamification of education! My students loved earning badges and making a winning streak.
My Take
Overall, this is a great tool for teachers to use in the classroom to allow students to work at their own pace and to connect to parents at home. I loved how easy it was to connect to Google Classroom and streamline assignments. I think having a couple different videos on the content being taught would be nice for learners who need to hear information several times, in many different formats. Having a choice between two different games to earn badges can give reluctant learners a bit more autonomy and control to encourage engagement.