Getting Started Teacher Training (U.S.)
- Celebrate class progress with the LearnStorm Tracker
- Ideas for using Khan Academy in your classroom
- In-class practice
- Review and test prep
- Differentiation and remediation
- Creating Mastery Goals with Khan Academy
- Using Khan Academy for self-paced practice
- Using Khan Academy for lesson-aligned practice
- Using Khan Academy for review
- Using Khan Academy for homework
- Strategies to engage and motivate students on Khan Academy
- Humanities with Khan Academy
- Tips for effective distance learning
How you can use Khan Academy's content for in-class guided and independent practice
- In this model, teachers use Khan Academy as a regular practice tool to build student’s procedural fluency and concept development.
- Khan Academy is often used as part of the guided and independent practice portions of the lesson cycle.
When is Khan Academy used?
- During class for 15-30 minutes multiple times each week
What content is typically assigned?
- Teachers identify the content that is most useful for their students.
- Exercises are generally aligned with year-long pacing guide
What's the cadence for assignments?
- Many teachers assign work 2-3 times per week before class so it is ready for practice during class.
What does a teacher do with assignment reports?
- Teachers use assignment reports to discuss 1-2 problems that were most challenging for students. Reports are sorted to show most challenging items first.
- Teachers use exercise completion reports to identify students for tutoring or in-class small-group instruction.
- Teachers skim video and article reports for completion during class to see if any students seem to be systematically lacking engagement and motivation.
- Teachers can view the Activity tab to pinpoint how much time is spent and when.
Example teacher routine
- Teacher spends 5-10 minutes browsing content and assigning resources and exercises to students connected to that day’s lesson.
- After overviewing the new concept, teacher has students practice on Khan Academy for approximately 20 minutes.
- During that time, students complete 1 required exercise. Some students complete a 2nd exercise that the teacher has mentioned is recommended. Other students get stuck on the first exercise and decide to view a hint or watch a video to review the concept.
- Teacher monitors the Activity tab for the class to make sure students are staying focused during this practice portion.
- The teacher notices that one student is particularly struggling to complete problems and decides to spend 3-5 minutes working 1-on-1 with him.
- After the 20 minutes is over, the teacher notices that one problem was answered correctly by just 7 out of 20 students. The class spends several minutes discussing that problem, with students discussing the correct solution in groups and also brainstorming why it may have been the most challenging problem.
- Teacher scans the exercise and item report one more time to see if any other trends stand out.
- If students tended to score 70% or higher, they move on to a new concept to practice in the next class.
- If students tended to score below 70%, then the teacher decides to use more time to continue practicing this concept in a subsequent class.
Want to join the conversation?
- When I try to assign content to a class (Find 8th grade content to assign), it takes me to Math and I want to assign reading and grammar activities. How can I get to the subjects I want to assign?(7 votes)
- I am using Khan Academy for HW in my 7/8 math classes. All student have joined their respective class using the class code and are all on my roster. However, they don't all have assignment tabs and they don't receive emails about new assignments. I have to send the link to the students and I cannot monitor their progress. What are we missing in setup?(4 votes)
- Does this need to be accessed via a computer or can students access Khan Academy through their phone or tablet?(3 votes)
- My foster kid is using a smart phone and is able to complete his Algebra 1 assignments, so far. :-)(1 vote)
- I assigned a whole course to my class. How do I unassign the lessons in it that I don't want them to do? I can't find a place to change the assign box to not be checked.(2 votes)
- When you select items in your assignments, the default action is to delete them, at the top of your assignments list it will ask, Delete 4? If you want to delete them just click there and they are then deleted.(0 votes)