Thursday, April 5, 2012

You Khan Do it!

I've heard about Khan Academy many times before but never really took the time to look into it.  When I finally did look at it, I saw videos and little activities but wasn't ever really impressed due to all the other things out there.  Recently, however, Maureen Davis of Stanly County Schools, showed me how students can be added to classes, coaches can be assigned to students and all student activity and goals are tracked. The data that can be pulled from student use is phenomenal and Maureen explained that the students she had worked with were so excited to use it that it seemed an unquestionable resource to try.

I encourage you to look at the classroom management side of this totally free website and let me know what your experiences with Khan Academy are!  Have you been using it successfully for a while now?  I want to hear what you think!


  1. Julie,
    I am a District Technology Resource Teacher and have been trying to promote this for almost 2 years. It has been a slow process. I am starting to get a few teachers interested. I The coach and classes could be a great thing. I have a 9th grade son who would have benefited greatly from this, but his teachers do not use it. We had to pay hundreds of dollars for a tutor...

  2. Yes, it does seem (as with a lot of tech), it takes some time to get the masses interested. The thing I like about Khan, though, is that you don't have to wait for the teachers, you can do it on your own as a student or you as the parent can be the coach for your own child. They have a pretty good thing going there. I would like to see them add additional subjects though.