Introduction to using Khan Academy in the classroom

A brief description of the four most common Khan Academy implementation models used by teachers.
So you’re trying to figure out how to use Khan Academy in your classroom?
Developing a clear vision and plan for how you will use Khan Academy is perhaps the most important step to using our site confidently and effectively
We’ve got some ideas to get you started. Check out the four systems, or implementation models, used frequently by teachers:
  • Lesson-aligned practice: Assign Khan Academy problem sets (exercises) during class for practice on the topic, or standard, of the day.
  • Topic review: Assign several resources for students to complete and review at the end of a unit or fill learning gaps from past material.
  • Homework: Assign videos, articles, and/or problem sets for students to complete outside of class.
  • Self-paced practice: Allow students to follow an individualized path through a full math mission, Official SAT Practice, or MAP Recommended Practice
Due to variation in the amount and format of resources across grades and subjects, not every model may be applicable for each course. Browse your course-specific resources at www.khanacademy.org to decide if a specific model is a good fit.
Also, these models are not mutually exclusive: they are often combined and refined by teachers over time. Consider them a starting point if you are new to using Khan Academy. Most teachers adapt and combine models to fit their teaching personality and intended classroom outcome.
Keep in mind the following questions as you decide what model is best for you:
  • What instructional need does each model target? Which instructional need is the top priority in my classroom?
  • What level of device availability does each model require? How much access to technology do students have in my classroom and at home?
Now, explore the four models described in the next four articles.
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