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## Getting Started Teacher Training (U.S.)

### Course: Getting Started Teacher Training (U.S.) > Unit 2

Lesson 1: Classroom strategies- Celebrate class progress with the LearnStorm Tracker
- Ideas for using Khan Academy in your classroom
- In-class practice
- Homework
- 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

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# In-class practice

Real teachers show how they use Khan Academy for lesson aligned practice.

## Want to join the conversation?

- In these videos, the teachers talk about how and why they use KA. I want to use KA and have set up my classes. What I need now is help in HOW (not why) to assign work for my students. I would like to use Mappers, or use in mainly for practice sessions.(10 votes)
- You know the old version of the assignment report was much better. It allowed you to put several questions onscreen at once and just made more sense. I hope they revert.(4 votes)
- As a teacher in khan academy, how do I also have a student account? I had it last year but forgot how to set it up this year.(3 votes)
- If you go to settings you can place a check mark on student account

you will still keep your teacher account(1 vote)

- I just really want to know how to get a black hole badge. has any of you got any? Awnsers pls!(2 votes)
- To get blackhole badges

Tesla badge 10,000,000 mastery points, to get Atlas badge 1,000 skills mastered(2 votes)

- Is this different from the certificate earned during the summer since the cite is so much different than it was last year, or is it the same thing?(2 votes)
- Does Learn Storm use Mappers data also?(2 votes)
- How do you reflect on a cooridinate grid(2 votes)
- where are the students passwords located?(1 vote)
- I don't think it is legal to see them.(1 vote)

- I have created an assignment but I forgot to change the due date. Can I go back and change that?(1 vote)
- Where do I find my students passwords to print off?(1 vote)

## Video transcript

(light music) My name is Amy Forsythe, and I teach Geometry and Honors Geometry at Mason High School. This is my 27th year. Our school is the largest
high school in Ohio. That presents a lot of
opportunities for students and it presents a lot of challenges, trying to not let anybody
slip through the cracks. My main goals as a teacher is to make sure that everybody sees that
they can do the work. It takes practice and
it takes more practice for some than others,
but we can get there. (light music) When I'm planning lessons,
what I tend to do first is look at all available resources, Khan Academy and otherwise. So when I find sections on
Khan Academy that match up with what I have planned for the week, then I look at how best
to incorporate those. In a typical class, students
would have a section or maybe multiple
sections assigned to them and they would work on those sections. (light music) Some students were able to
jump right into the problem set because we went through
some things in class as a whole group, prior to that. Other students might need
a little more information, in which case they can watch the video and get some additional help before they jump into
the problems themselves. (background voices) And then I always tell them, 'cause there's a lot more of them than me, "If you miss a question,
the next thing you do is "click on 'I need a hint.'" They can get help plus
they know right away if they're right or wrong. - When you get a problem wrong, it says, "Not quite, wanna use a hint?" And then when you get it right, it has the little confetti
and you're just happy. And you're like, "Yay, I did it right." - They're not doing 30
problems and then realizing, "Oh, I don't know what I'm doing "and I just made some really
bad habits for myself." If I don't understand something, if Ms. Forsythe is
working with someone else, I can just figure it out
on my own on this site, instead of having to wait
for her and wasting time. (light music) During this time, I'm helping them, I'm monitoring on my own computer to see who's doing what and whether
they're being successful and intervening as I need to. What if you just took
that little corner off and opened it up? That's what you'd see. - Okay. - Technology really
can't replace the teacher in a classroom. Khan Academy supplements what I do. It's not a substitute for what I do. You can see that all
they're doing is leading us through treating this cylinder as two circles, my circles
are missing, and a rectangle. By using Khan Academy for
the more basic things, it frees me up to do
that more with students and allows me to really look in detail and realize what mistakes they're making. Or, if they're not making mistakes, what could help them to go further, or what direction they
should take from there. (light music) My name is Wendy Englert and I teach Algebra I to ninth graders and I teach Algebra II to
10th, 11th, and 12th graders. I've been teaching for 11 years and I know problems that
students often have, but sometimes it's surprising as to what one particular
class struggles with or what their misconceptions are. One of the things that
I like to make use of is the report that shows
me the percent of students who got a particular question right. It'll show me, for a particular problem, only 33% got this one right. Or, 100% got this one right. So one thing I can do with that is I can take the most
missed problem or problems and I can project it on my
screen with my whole class and we can have a discussion about how to solve that problem. What I have done is I
have pulled up the problem that was most missed by this
class for that first exercise. So if you guys could, on that second page, at the bottom where it says most missed, I would like you to
write down this problem, log base 10 of 10,000. I may have you start
with having a discussion just at your table. So talk this through at the table. I know some of you guys
had this exact question. It's the one where you have to, like, two to what power equals ... (students talking) Four zeros for the answer to be 40. Exactly. So we got four. So you just gotta count the zeros. Good. By looking at the most-missed problems, it gives me the opportunity to see where those misconceptions are and to address them right then and there before they turn into
bigger misconceptions and before they turn into bigger problems in the content. (light music)