Ideas for using Khan Academy in out-of-school programs
There are many ways that Khan Academy can be used in an out-of-school time program and any implementation will depend on your local context. Different coaches in different settings use Khan Academy in different ways to help their students meet their learning goals. Below are some ideas to get you started in your thinking about implementation from what we have seen. However, feel free to adapt and innovate on these ideas depending on your unique program and needs!
Idea #1 Math Hour:
- Students who need remediation: If you have students who are performing below grade-level, missions such as Early Math, Arithmetic, or Pre-Algebra can help solidify their math foundations first.
- Students who are at grade-level: These students can use their corresponding grade-level or subject-level missions to reinforce what they’re learning in class and move at their own pace through the year’s curriculum.
- Students who are above grade level: If these students want to make sure that they are prepared for their grade-level or subject-level exams, they can do so by working through the appropriate grade-level or subject-level missions. If they want to challenge themselves to learn more advanced material, then they can explore missions above grade level. And, they can always work on multiple missions at once!
Idea #2 Computer Programming Enrichment:
Idea #3 Homework Help/Reward:
Technology challenges you may come across:
- Targeting the program for a smaller group of students that need extra help or the students that are most excited about the program!
- Using "station" rotations so that students have a variety of off the computer activities (like math games or long-term projects) and rotate between those activities and Khan Academy during the math time