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Description

The Khan Academy is an organization on a mission. We're a not-for-profit with the goal of changing education for the better by providing a free world-class education to anyone anywhere.

All of the site's resources are available to anyone. It doesn't matter if you are a student, teacher, home-schooler, principal, adult returning to the classroom after 20 years, or a friendly alien just trying to get a leg up in earthly biology. The Khan Academy's materials and resources are available to you completely free of charge.

How it works for students

Students can make use of our extensive video library, practice exercises, and assessments from any computer with access to the web.

  • Complete custom self-paced learning tool
  • A dynamic system for getting help
  • A custom profile, points, and badges to measure progress

Coaches, parents, and teachers

Coaches, parents, and teachers have unprecedented visibility into what their students are learning and doing on the Khan Academy.

  • Ability to see any student in detail
  • A real-time class report for all students
  • Better intelligence for doing targeted interventions

Over 2600 videos

Our library of videos covers K-12 math, science topics such as biology, chemistry, and physics, and even reaches into the humanities with playlists on finance and history. Each video is a digestible chunk, approximately 10 minutes long, and especially purposed for viewing on the computer.

Pricing

Plan
Price
Details
Khan Academy
Free
Access over 2600 videos.

Reviews

Jill Mountain

Teacher at BBP Schools

Thursday, August 30, 2012

While Khan Academy doesn't yet offer literature topics, they do have a great selection of art history videos that I've used in conjunction with my literature units. I place links to a video on Edmodo and assign the video as homework for students. The next day in class, we discuss the video and I lead students in making connections to literature. While this isn't a fully flipped classroom model, it's a very time-effective way to add interesting content to the class, and fulfill Common Core standards of integrating art into the ELA curriculum.
Stanley Crawford

Friday, August 31, 2012

Provides a resource for students and teachers on several education topics. A teacher could use the various videos for capturing students' attention, clarifying a concept, or introducing a new concept. In addition to watching the video, comments can be posted about the video or topic being discussed. An individual is able to practice the various concepts. The activities can be shared on Facebook and Twitter.
Marie Santos

Online English Tutor/ Health Care Provider

Sunday, September 02, 2012

One thing that struck me the most on this website was their main mission to the world which is a free world-class education for anyone anywhere. This tool really wants to empower everyone through education without asking anything in return.

As you go on with the website, you can register free of charge. It does not matter who or where you are or what status you have in life as long as your intention is to learn. Once you registered, you can now fully check on the website with almost over 3,300 videos to choose from their website's library depending on your choice of subjects that ranges from K-12 math,science topics which includes the field of biology, chemistry, and physics, and even reaches into the humanities with playlists on finance and history. Each video is very understandable and it is approximately 10 minutes long, and especially purposed for viewing on the computer. Isn't that a perfect for everyone? It's priceless!I will recommend this to my colleagues.
TeachThought

Saturday, September 08, 2012

The story is well-known by now. Sal Khan was tutoring his cousin Nadia as she struggled with unit conversion. Using videos, he tutored her remotely using Yahoo Doodle. Eventually, the tutoring became more comprehensive and included more math–which meant more videos, a YouTube channel, a Bamboo tablet, and eventually the website with thousands of videos that has taken education by storm. Starting small and building through increment, some guy that let the world look over his shoulder while...

Read more: The Evolution Of The Khan Academy

TeacherCast

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

I first learned about the Khan Academy over a year ago, but was disappointed with the lack of history resources. Over the past year the amount of resources has grown and it continues to grow. The Khan Academy is changing the face of education by providing free educational videos and lessons to anyone anywhere in the world, completely free of charge. The Khan Academy has an extensive library of videos covers K-12 math, science topics such as biology, chemistry, and...

Read more: Khan Academy has History Resources by @mseideman

Hack Education

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

There's an article in this month's Wired Magazine about Khan Academy. The headline speaks volumes -- "How Khan Academy Is Changing the Rules of Education" -- as do the responses I've seen to the article. As usual, there's plenty of praise for Sal Khan and his one-man-educational-video-making machine. But there's also push-back from some quarters, particularly from educators who are highly skeptical of what Khan Academy delivers and what it stands for. Author Clive Thompson does offer some critiques of...

Read more: The Wrath Against Khan: Why Some Educators Are Questioning Khan Academy

Hack Education

Friday, December 09, 2011

Khan Academy wasn't new in 2011, but oh man, was it news. Sal Khan has been creating his own videos to teach math and science for seven years now, but the mainstream media discovered Khan Academy in a big way this year. You'd be hard-pressed to find a major news organization that hasn't covered the non-profit: Wired. CBS News. Fast Company. Techcrunch. Mother Jones. The New York Times. The Washington Post. The Charlie Rose Show. Inside Higher Ed. The Economist. KQED...

Read more: Top Ed-Tech Trends of 2011: Khan Academy

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