Why Khan Academy?
Why do hundreds of thousands of parents, teachers, faculty, and other educators use Khan Academy? Learn more about what is and how it's being used.
Become a Khan Academy coach
New to Khan Academy or interested in maximizing how to use Khan Academy as a coach? Learn how to get ramped up and running. This section also includes best practices and tips on using Khan Academy in classrooms, community environments, at home, and more. If you're a coach, you'll want to check it out.
Khan Academy in the real world
See how Khan Academy is used in real-life. These case studies cover various models in public, charter, and independent schools as well as community programs and higher education. We're excited about the way these organizations are using our resources and are eager to learn from more educators and students. For even more examples, check out our blog at schools.khanacademy.org.
Virtual Teacher Workshop
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Reference for coaches
Common Core resources (CCSS)
Learn more about how Khan Academy's resources that include coverage of Common Core Standards.
Reference for coaches
- Create your teacher account
- Creating your parent account
- Create a child account (parents)
- Get your class online
- Add a student account (educators)
- Create a student account for users without email addresses (educator)
- Creating accounts for an entire school or district: Clever
- How to add a coach
- Quick Start Guides for teachers, administrators and IT
- Khan Academy guide for parents and mentors (printable)
- Guide to using Khan Academy in Higher Education
- Quick Start Guide for Community and Afterschool Math Programs
- Device considerations
- Glossary of KA terms
- Privacy considerations
- How Parents and Mentors can use Khan Academy
- Different types of learners
- Keep up with latest changes to Khan Academy
Learn how 6th and 7th grade teachers Suney Park and Jen Johnson use KA at Eastside Prep in East Palo Alto, CA. All students at this independent school will be the first in their families to attend college.
- Khan Academy at Eastside College Prep
- Overview of KA in my classroom: Suney Park, 6th grade
- Phases of my classroom implementation: Suney Park, 6th grade
- How I manage my classroom: Suney Park, 6th grade
- Questions and concerns about my classroom
- Reflection: Impact on my classroom
- Teacher Perspective: Components of a Blended Learning Classroom
- More about Suney Park: Feature in American Teacher book
- About Eastside Prep
8th grade teacher Bryan Harms shares how he used Khan Academy in his project-based classroom.
- Overview of my KA classroom: Bryan Harms, 8th grade
- Why I choose to use Khan Academy: Bryan Harms, 8th grade
- Curriculum and structure: Bryan Harms, High Tech, 8th grade
- Classroom culture: Bryan Harms, 8th grade
- Classroom policies: Bryan Harms, 8th grade
- Teacher Perspective: Top 3 ways I use Khan Academy data
- Computer Science elective: Bryan Harms, 8th grade
TFA alum Tal Sztainer shares his experience teaching 12th grade math at Olney Charter High School in Philadelphia and the impact of finding funding for 10 computers for his classroom.
Los Altos School District was the first district to pilot Khan Academy. Based on the success of four initial teachers, the program is now districtwide and used in 5th-8th grades.
- Khan Academy in Los Altos School District
- About LASD
- 3rd graders build robots at Santa Rita Elementary School
- NPR Story on KA Los Altos Pilots (June 2011)
- The Gates Notes: Teachers in Los Altos
- The Gates Notes: Students in Los Altos
- The Gates Notes: Administrators in Los Altos
- 6th graders learn to build a Spider robot
- Computer programming at Los Altos School District
Oakland Unity, a charter school serving east Oakland, starting using Khan Academy with their 9th graders. By the end of the school year, additional grade levels were using the program based on the success they saw.
4th grade teacher Alison Elizondo shares her experience using Khan Academy at Burnett Elementary, a Title 1 Public school (40% English language learners, 30% free/reduced lunch) in Milpitas, CA.
Innova Schools is an ambitious educational private project in Latin America, planning to become the largest school network in the region by 2018. Currently operating 11 schools in Lima, Peru, the company will have at least 70 world-class schools throughout Peru by 2016. Their vision is to provide affordable high-quality education to Peruvian children.
This charter school network, also featured in Waiting for Superman, aimed to transform the learning experience for their 200 incoming 9th graders in their San Jose, CA schools.