Khan Academy Teacher Resources
Welcome to Khan Academy!
Follow these four steps to begin using Khan Academy with your students.
Note: No matter what you select, once you start creating your account you’ll have the option to identify yourself as a learner, coach, or parent. For more information about creating your account, click here.
Either enter your own class name or import a class from Google Classroom. Then, select a subject for your class. For more information on creating a class click here.
Note: Adding a subject allows Khan Academy to suggest relevant content for you to assign. It will not prevent you from assigning other content to students or prevent students from practicing on other parts of the site.
There are four ways to add students to your class:
The Coach dashboard is the teacher homepage on Khan Academy. You can always get back to it by clicking the top-center Khan Academy logo or by clicking Coach dashboard in the username drop-down menu in the top-right corner of the screen. [Note: Your account may say Add students instead of Coach dashboard if you do not have any students yet.]
If clicking the Khan Academy logo doesn’t take you to the Coach Dashboard, you’ll need to change your settings. Click on Settings in the top-right username drop-down menu, scroll down to Roles and make sure your Homepage is set to Coach dashboard.
Still need help? Try the Help Center. And check out the Community!
Khan Academy offers practice and instructional resources across an increasing range of subjects and grades.
To see a current subject list, click Subjects in the top-left corner of the Khan Academy website.
Image: Subject menu
Our elementary content covers all K–5 math grades as well as key grammar topics. Explore our elementary resources by choosing a link below:
Our middle school content covers all 6–8 grade math concepts as well as key grammar topics and resources for computer science teachers. Check out our resources for yourself by choosing a link below:
Our high school (non-Advanced Placement) content covers all math, history, science, technology, and several other subject areas. Check out our resources for yourself by choosing a link below:
This year, we have new resources to support students in many Advanced Placement (AP) courses. Click one of the links below to take a look around.
We have curated our resources to align with the Eureka Math / EngageNY curriculum. Read more about how to use our resources for remediation or on-grade support.
All of our math exercises are mapped to the K–12 Common Core State Standards for mathematics. You can search for a standard and find aligned content at www.khanacademy.org/commoncore.
To ensure our materials are rigorous and fully aligned to the CCSS, we worked with organizations involved in the design and assessment of the standards themselves.
Image: CCSS organizations
Our resources are aligned closely to many AP courses, and we are working to refine and improve that alignment as AP courses update their content and structure.
We partnered with College Board, the makers of the SAT, to create Official SAT Practice. Our content is aligned to the skills students will need for the SAT and similar to what they will see on test day.
Studying for the SAT for 20 hours on Khan Academy’s free Official SAT Practice is associated with an average score gain of 115 points. That’s nearly double the average score gain compared to students who don’t use our free test prep. Read more about the full study.
Khan Academy content is created by a group of current and former teachers and subject-matter experts. Many of their biographies are available on the Our content specialists and Our team pages.
The student experience on Khan Academy
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Note: Some of the features described in this article are coming soon!
We know how helpful it is for teachers to thoroughly understand the student experience when using any instructional resource, including Khan Academy. We'll walk you through exactly what your students will find on Khan Academy below.
Students can login by creating an account at www.khanacademy.org.
First, students select their grade in school.
Next, students select one or more subjects to study on Khan Academy. For example, the 12th grade student below selected AP Calculus AB, Chemistry, AP Art History, and SAT.
After making their selections, a student will have access to a customized homepage that shows their classes.
A student can go to the Coaches tab on their homepage or type in www.khanacademy.org/coaches and join their teacher’s class by either email or class code.
As teachers make assignments, students will see them on their homepage as well as on the Assignments tab.
The exercise screen has several features:
1) The progress tracker at the bottom of the screen shows the student’s answer history, including which questions were answered correctly and incorrectly.
2) Underneath each problem is a prompt to watch a video or use a hint. Watching a video will not affect a student’s progress, but using a hint will count the problem as incorrect.
3) In the bottom left corner of the exercise screen is a marker icon, which will open up a scratchpad to work out problems on a tablet, phone, or computer.
When a student finished a problem set, there are three performance categories:
Less than 70% correct: If a student gets less than 70% correct, the star and outer circle both remain grey.
Between 70 and 100% correct: This score counts as Practiced. The star is now filled in, but the outer circle remains grey.
100% correct: When a student gets a perfect score, both the star and outer circle are filled in.
When a student clicks into a subject, several tabs will appear, including Explore, Classes, Practice, and in some cases, Mission.
Note: Missions exist for math subjects only.
When a student clicks into a topic to study from the Explore tab, they will be prompted to start a study plan by taking a brief diagnostic test.
The results of this diagnostic test will determine the first topics for recommended study and practice.
Students can track their progress within the Explore tab by clicking into a specific topic. For example, the blue color on the article below indicates that the student has already read it, and the three practice exercises show the student’s score and current status.
The Classes tab lists out the classes for that subject. To learn more about Khan Academy’s subjects, classes, and standards, click here.
The Practice tab narrows the resources to just exercises for a specific subject.
To learn more about missions, click here.
To create an assignment, browse our content until you find material appropriate for your students. Once you click into a resource, you’ll notice an assignment toolbar near the top of the screen.
Using that toolbar, you can select the class, students, and due date you want and then either assign the material immediately or save it as an assignment to post for students later. You cannot assign something until students join your class, but you can save an assignment at any point.
To create an assignment for multiple classes at the same time, select all the applicable classes from the dropdown menu.
If you assign something to a single class, you can select specific students. Here’s a video showing the process for creating an assignment once you have found a resource appropriate for your students:
Students will see the assignments listed in order by due date. Assignments due next will show up at the top of their list. If you would like to sequence the assignments in a specific order, consider assigning them with slightly different due dates.
For example, you may want to assign a video and/or article with a slightly earlier due date than a corresponding exercise to encourage students to learn the concept before practicing the skill.
April, 2018 Edition