Khan Academy is a great tool that can help the students learn outside of the classroom. What is Khan Academy you ask? 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 produced short YouTube video lectures. Students can also answer questions to check their understanding. The videos can be used to reinforce what was taught in the classroom or keep your children up to date if they miss school for any reason. What is really amazing is that Khan Academy is aligned with the Common Core making it easy to find the proper videos.
“While the standards may be common, we know that students are not — they each have their own learning journey. This is why we are committed to personalized learning that lets students practice what they most need help on, at their own pace, at absolutely no cost.” – Sal Khan
For more information about how Khan Academy aligns with the Common Core please visit: https://www.khanacademy.org/commoncore
To view the eighth grade math portion of Khan Academy visit: https://www.khanacademy.org/math/cc-eighth-grade-math
Below is a sample video:
video credit: https://www.youtube.com/user/khanacademy