Tool: Khan Academy


Rating: 312stars


Khan Academy is a non-profit educational organization created in 2006 by educator Salman Khan to provide a free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere. The organization produces short lectures in the form of YouTube videos. In addition to micro lectures, the organization’s website features practice exercises and tools for educators. All resources are available for free to anyone around the world. The content available on the website is majorly in English but they have launched Hindi Content recently.


Khan academy offers free online materials to facilitate learning in the areas of Math, science, computer programming, history, art, economics, and even more free online classes. It does this through tutorials and through providing exercises that sharpen and develop skills in the core areas of the courses. The Khan academy has gained notoriety for its work in free online learning and has received donations from Google, AT&T and the Bill and Miranda Gates foundation in order to further the KA resources. Logging into the site can be done via a Google or a Facebook account for those who do not want to create a separate Khan Academy account. The material can also be accessed through Khan Academy’s own mobile applications, which can be found free of charge in Google Play, App Store and Windows Store.


Khan Academy is designed for self-paced learning, and, in general, it’s a solid resource to supplement classroom instruction on basic math skills. The site is continually growing, and updates include a broader range of subjects and lessons. The dashboard has improved over previous versions: lessons are recommended based on progress, and navigation is easier. A companion iPad app allows video downloads for offline viewing, and there’s even a new version of the site in Spanish. There’s also a new Coach Resources section, aimed at parents, tutors, and teachers, with helpful tutorials on using the site. Parents and tutors may find some of the case-study videos particularly useful in helping kids get the most out of the site. As Sal has said, “What you see today at Khan Academy is a very crude approximation of where we’ll be in five or 10 years.” Review from-

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