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#1 SamanthaCarter

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Posted 12 May 2017 - 12:56 PM

Just curious. I've used it for a few things for my ds and wonder how I might incorporate it effectively.


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Posted 12 May 2017 - 01:41 PM

Mainly, as bribery for getting school work done and a healthy form of competition between brothers.  Electronics are very regulated in our home, so access of any kind is a huge treat.

 

After work is done and corrected, they are allowed to work on Khan Academy.  They are required to do five minutes each of at least two subjects.  

 

Math: at or below grade level for fun reinforcement. If there is a lesson that they are having a hard time grasping, they will watch the video.  This is rare, however, as Math is my specialty.

 

Computer: programming and computer science. DS11 is interested. I am not, nor do I have any experience in these areas.  He watches and works along in those areas as time allows.

 

Grammar: DS11 loves the Grammar.  He listens to DS9's grammar lesson in FLL3, but watches the videos and completes the practice roughly 30 min a week.  It's sticking well.  

 

 


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Posted 12 May 2017 - 01:57 PM

I've used videos on topics he didn't quite seem to grasp and which I couldn't properly explain (I'm not a math whiz). Yesterday I let him go on it and it seems a real confidence booster.


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Posted 12 May 2017 - 02:11 PM

It is! The badges are fun too.  They work on habits and trying something new, rather than needing to be "smart enough."  There are many reasons we like it.

 



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Posted 12 May 2017 - 03:09 PM

I let mine do a little right after Rosetta Stone if they want or if I'm feeling like assigning some of the grammar or math questions because I feel a kid is struggling with something and could use some extra practice, or because I want to cover something that's not (yet) covered in another program with use. Broccoli did some of that for a while, but he's a little stuck in 3rd grade math now - he's done some of 4th grade math too, but he needs more math instruction to move on with Khan math at this point (we do not use the videos, and he cannot do multi-digit multiplication or long division yet, so he can't do much until he learns those). Celery's still not caught up on Khan to the point where he's at with math, so when he's in the mood he might spend up to half an hour or so, at which point I tend to want my laptop back.

 

ETA: I also use it myself - I'm not going to be a deer caught in the headlights when my kids reach high school math.


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#6 Mrs Twain

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Posted 12 May 2017 - 06:33 PM

We use Khan Academy for SAT practice and for computer programming.  Regarding programing, my daughter has taken Intro to JS: Drawing and Animation, Advanced JS: Games and Visualizations, Intro to HTML/CSS.



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Posted 18 May 2017 - 12:20 PM

I use it over the summer for review.  I alternate it with Prodigy.  Before Prodigy, Khan was engaging enough to hold my oldest son's interest but since Prodigy, it's more of a chore.  

 

I pull Khan out from time to time when I want a video on a topic.  But otherwise, it's mostly summer review.  


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Posted 18 May 2017 - 12:52 PM

I use it over the summer for review. I alternate it with Prodigy. Before Prodigy, Khan was engaging enough to hold my oldest son's interest but since Prodigy, it's more of a chore.

I pull Khan out from time to time when I want a video on a topic. But otherwise, it's mostly summer review.


Yay! :). This is my summer plan this year, too.
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