Today in class, we introduced the students to a new math learning tool called Khan Academy. Khan Academy is a website that has been set up by, Sal Khan, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, on the base idea that education should be free. When they say education, they mean it! They have courses on the site that range from kindergarten mathematics, to collegiate level history, and even computer programming! It’s a very powerful learning tool for students as it seeks out skills that students struggle with, builds on their strengths, and provides instantaneous feedback and video instruction for them.
They have all been set up with user names and passwords that they can access the accounts at any time, from anywhere. So, take a few minutes tonight to sit down with them and have them show you the site. You might even find something on there that you want to learn as well!