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Khan Academy

Khan Academy is a video library organized by subject that includes Math, Science, Economics and Finance, and Humanities, among others. Each subject area is further divided into multiple topics, grade level, etc. Videos are all narrated by Khan, the creator of Khan Academy. Khan couples his easy-to-follow narrations with diagrams and text he records on his workspace. A transcription of the lesson is provided for each video, and users are able to rewind the video if they need to see or hear an explanation again, as well as fast forward through content already understood. Lastly, users have the ability to…

Review Overview

A. Instruction - 9
B. Design - 8.8
C. Engagement - 7.1

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A Top App of All-Time

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Khan Academy is a video library organized by subject that includes Math, Science, Economics and Finance, and Humanities, among others. Each subject area is further divided into multiple topics, grade level, etc. Videos are all narrated by Khan, the creator of Khan Academy. Khan couples his easy-to-follow narrations with diagrams and text he records on his workspace. A transcription of the lesson is provided for each video, and users are able to rewind the video if they need to see or hear an explanation again, as well as fast forward through content already understood. Lastly, users have the ability to share Khan Academy videos on Facebook and Twitter or download them to their device.

Instructional Ideas

  1. When teachers assign homework, they can also provide students with the title of a Khan Academy video that covers the same topic. This will provide students with an additional resource that may assist them in completing the homework assignment.
  2. Following the delivery of a lesson, students can be instructed to view a Khan Academy video to reinforce teaching. To add a twist, teachers can have students take notes for any topics covered by Khan that were not covered in the lesson. Or, after viewing a specific video and taking notes, the teacher can then require students to identify topics covered in class that were not covered in the Khan video.
  3. To prepare for a reciprocal teaching activity, teachers can require students to view one or more Khan Academy videos, and use at least three details learned from those videos in the activity.
  4. Instead of a traditional research report, students can create a research video modeled after the Khan Academy approach. Students will need to submit a completed video, transcript of the video, and a list of resources they used to research the topic. These videos can be shared by posting them to a class website. Apps such as Educreations, iMovie, and Animoto are ideal for creating these videos.
  5. After students gain a familiarity of locating and viewing Khan Academy videos, teachers can ask students to review videos in order to create a Top Five list of their favorite videos. For each entry, students will have to compose a brief paragraph explaining their ranking.  Rankings can then be shared by posting them to a class website or during a class discussion.
A1. Rigor
A2. 21st Century Skills
A3. Conn. to Future Learning
A4. Value of Errors
A5. Feedback to Teacher
A6. Level of Material
A7. Cooperative Learning
A8. Accom. of Individual Diff.
0 star = Not Applicable
B1. Ability to Save Progress
B2. Platform Integration
B3. Screen Design
B4. Ease of Use
B5. Navigation
B6. Goal Orientation
B7. Information Presentation
B8. Media Integration
B9. Cultural Sensitivity
0 star = Not Applicable
C1. Learner Control
C2. Interactivity
C3. Pace
C4. Flexibility
C5. Interest
C6. Aesthetics
C7. Utility
0 star = Not Applicable

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  • Khan Academy: you can learn anything Screenshot
  • Khan Academy: you can learn anything Screenshot
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