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.
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.