Khan Academy provides thousands of interactive exercises for students, completely free of charge.
Actually it doesn’t matter who you are, their materials are available to you for free… forever. Now that’s something I think we all could get used to.
If you haven’t heard of Khan Academy before, or if it’s been awhile since you’ve given it a look, now is the time to check it out. Khan Academy allows students to take control of their learning by taking interactive exercises and mastering skills one by one. Students can go at their own pace and learn wherever they like. While the organization started out in math and science, it has expanded into many other subject areas. So if it’s been awhile since you’ve looked at the site, you may want to go look at what they’ve added.
In addition to thorough courses on math and sciences, they now offer economics, art history, computing, finance, and test prep. On top of all that, Khan Academy has some amazing partnership content.
One of my favorite new courses on the site was created in partnership with Pixar (the creators of Toy Story, Monsters, Inc., Finding Nemo, and other animation classics). With the course Pixar in a Box, students can discover the history of animation and learn some animating basics from the experts themselves. How cool is that?!
Whether you decide to take advantage of Khan Acadamy’s materials on the web or use one of their mobile apps, I guarantee you won’t be disappointed. Take a look at their course offerings and see what they have to offer.
Kimber Thompson is a Lead Moderator for SimpleK12 webinars and a Contributing Editor for SimpleK12.com. She writes frequently about education topics, and is passionate about tools and techniques that inspire young learners. You may reach her with ideas and comments at firstname.lastname@example.org.