For my extra credit assignment I will be testing and reviewing Khan Academy. Khan Academy is a free tool for students either by use of website or app and their purpose is to offer practice “exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom”. I have personally used their website for math purposes; however, there are other options for help in science, computer programming, history, art history, economics, and many others.
The Khan Academy website is extremely interactive involving multiple different techniques for students to grasp on the subject at hand. These techniques include videos, written explanations of the subject matter, and examples that go along with it. Personally, I have used Khan Academy many times throughout the year to complete my calculus homework. Their videos are very thorough and include a brief description of the topics that are being discussed. In addition, the videos include many examples so that the viewers have examples to compare to their own work.
The way that the website is set up is very organized. When getting to the homepage, there is a search option to look up for the topics that a student is looking for. When searching for a certain topic, there are different options on the left side of the page. The first option includes the video with explanations of how to complete the problem. The next step on the left side of the page is practice problems for the student to try for himself or herself. Lastly, there is an option for the student to get a review of the topic material.
In conclusion, Khan Academy is a great tool for students to use regardless of what subject matter they are trying to learn. I have used Khan Academy since middle school and it has helped me through all sorts of course material. I recommend Khan Academy and other tools like Wolfram Alpha to all my friends when they are having trouble.