Khan Academy is a platform where you can learn a range of subjects for free. You can check out their website to find out more about them.
As usual, I will share with you how I use this platform. I came across Khan Academy a few years ago whilst watching a TED video by its founder Salman Khan. I was fascinated by this story which I thought was part of a game changer in teaching and learning. I liked the idea of mastery-based learning where a student only progresses to the next stage after mastering the current stage. The software algorithm on the website generates problems and ensures that this is the case.
So how do I use Khan Academy? I use it as an assessment tool for my mathematics students. They sign up and add me as their coach. On my student dashboard, I am able to monitor their progress and identify areas where they’re struggling. I can use this data to suggest and assign tasks for them to practice more. I can use this information to plan for a one-to-one session.
Student pace is entirely up to the student. The software also generates hints and suggested-videos to watch if the student is struggling with a question.
A small criticism on the website is that the font is too small and the questions on money only use United States currency which is confusing to United Kingdom students and I suppose other countries as well. I think they must also try to use U.K. English for U.K. students.