Could you use Khan Academy in your classroom?

I won’t explain the history of Khan Academy here other than to say that it is a series of video tutorials on maths, science and history that are free on the Khan Academy website and can be searched and viewed on You Tube. If you would like to learn more about Khan Academy click on the link below:

One Man, One Computer, 10 Million Students: How Khan Academy Is Reinventing

If you teach maths, science or history at any level ask your self the question, can you use Khan Academy to help your students understand concepts? I don’t mean replacing your teaching with the use of Khan Academy videos but assisting your teaching. Below I have included 3 videos (math only) at different levels from basic addition (1 + 1) to higher level maths. Before viewing one or all of these videos consider that there is a khan Academy iPad app that would allow students (or the teacher) to access these videos on iPads or alternatively students access the videos in the computing suites or in the classroom on a laptop. The videos could be used individually (iPads, laptops, PC), pairs, small groups (on IWB). If you wanted to work with a small group of students you could do this while the rest of the class was accessing a video at an appropriate level on an iPad.

Basic Addition

Level 4 Subtraction

Level 1 Multiplying Expressions

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  1. Yeah that’s where my classroom attempts to connect with kids really started Nick and then progressed to posting all my lessons on Youtube myself. Kids found the Khan Academy manner a little difficult and the terms he uses are American – not a big issue, but when you can replace that with a copied lesson by lesson tutorial they have sat through or been absent for, it is much more powerful. I know some of the students in my class still refer solely to Khan Academy if stuck with learning – they at least identify with this website as a supporter of their learning so that’s been good. Has it’s potential that’s for sure.

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