Using Khan Academy for lesson-aligned practice
When is Khan Academy used?
What content is typically assigned:
What is the cadence for assignments?
What does a teacher do with assignment reports?
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.