What will make you SMILE, boost your MARKS and help relieve STRESS?
Chocolate you say? No, that will only make you SMILE and relieve STRESS.
Studying you say? No, that will only boost your MARKs and, possibly, relieve STRESS.
Khan Academy you say? DING, DING, DING!!! You are correct! It will make you SMILE, boost your MARKS and help relieve STRESS!
What is it Khan Academy?
Khan Academy’s mission is to, “provide a free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere. They offer many different services online to help students anywhere succeed. If students are having difficulty they are able to find practice exercises and instructional videos. This tool is for all ages! The topics that they cover are:
- Computer Programming
- Art History
Here is an example of an instructional video that Khan Academy has produced on basic addition.
Have I ever used Khan Academy?
Yes, I most definitely have! Recently, I was having trouble with my University level math assignment. Khan Academy had the answer to the proof that I needed to conduct. So, they may be able to show simple concepts like addition and subtraction, but you would be surprised with how much information there is on Khan Academy!
Why might a teacher choose to use Khan Academy?
A teacher may choose to use this as a resource for themselves, or even their students. I believe that it would benefit a student if they were having trouble completing a homework assignments. Khan Academy would be able to provide them with some extra instructional time. A teacher could use it as a reference if they are having difficulties on how to get a certain concept across to their students. The teacher could look at how Khan Academy instructs students how do it, then compare with how they were teaching the concept.
Substitution- Khan Academy is only a tool that is replacing a teacher, if a student does not have the opportunity to get the proper schooling. If a student is using Khan Academy, it should NOT replace the teacher, but act as a support.