Tuesday, February 25, 2014
What I like most about the site is the math section. Math is an important subject that many students struggle with. Having a site that offers math with practice problems and explanation goes a long way to helping students who are struggling with math. The math section could be a great tool for math teachers. As a case in point, a teacher could direct his or her students to Khan Academy to help practice doing problems that the student may have trouble with. For the most part, some students can understand math problems if it is being explained in a very simple way. Khan Academy has videos and activities that breaks down any problem and explains in it in more understandable terms. Khan Academy works great for extra help when it comes to math.
In addition to math, the site covers science, physics, and other subjects. Khan Academy is a great site for the student who wants to learn more about a particular subject but has not taken the course yet or is unable to take the course. For example, a student could have a love for physics but may not have the opportunity to take the course during his or her grade level. With a strong desire to learn, that student could log on Khan Academy’s website and tap into all of the information concerning physics. The site opens up many doors for the result driven learner.
The site also offers stats and awards. There is not better than one receiving an award for achieving a learning milestone. Khan Academy issue points and badges for completing learning milestones. Most importantly, the site monitors progress. The site will track what the user has learned all of the users progress.
All in all, Khan Academy is a great site for students and teachers alike. The site is especially awesome for teachers to point students too because it is free. There is no sign up fee and it is not a difficult site to use. As a teacher, I will start informing my students about Khan Academy so they can take advantage of the many benefits the Academy has to offer.