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### Course: Getting Started Teacher Training (U.S.) > Unit 2

Lesson 1: Classroom strategies- Celebrate class progress with the LearnStorm Tracker
- Ideas for using Khan Academy in your classroom
- In-class practice
- Homework
- Review and test prep
- Differentiation and remediation
- Creating Mastery Goals with Khan Academy
- Using Khan Academy for self-paced practice
- Using Khan Academy for lesson-aligned practice
- Using Khan Academy for review
- Using Khan Academy for homework
- Strategies to engage and motivate students on Khan Academy
- Humanities with Khan Academy
- Tips for effective distance learning

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# Review and test prep

Use Khan Academy for review at any time of year.

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## Video transcript

(playful music) The most typical way I use
Khan within the classroom is with review. So I will do my direct
instruction first for the maybe one to two days. We do guided practice, they'll
do independent practice and then the next day we
come back and that's when they're going onto Khan and
using those practice lessons on Khan, looking at the videos
just to kind of reinforce what we we're learning the previous days. (playful music) The kids love using Khan as
quizzes because I allow them one retake. So if they don't like their
score, 'cause they get their score at the end then they're
like, "I wanna retake it". I like the feature that
Khan mixes the questions up so they don't get the
same questions again. It's the same concept
but different questions. And usually, I'd say about
85 to 90% of the time the kids end up getting a higher score when they do the retake. I was getting the wrong
answer a lot of time like I can't this right. But then I saw a couple of
videos, saw hints and then "oh so that's how..." So I'll get it right the next time. Good, perfect, awesome, good job. Khan Academy helps with
test prep because they're some select all that apply type questions. There are short answer type questions and the proofs section is
really good for that too because it's very difficult
to construct on your own some of those types of questions online. And our students do test online. So we're actually prepping
them for the test without really telling them that we're
prepping them for the test. (playful music) One way that I use Khan
Academy with my classes is as a review material
for preparing for a test or an assessment. For example this morning
I started out with a video that was a review of a topic
that we've been talking about for a couple of weeks and had
my students watch the video and take notes. Anything that they felt
was pertinent and important to write down and once we finished the
video I gave them an article through Khan Academy that
directly related to the video and it asked them to again
to read through and to take any more notes. And within the article there
are practice problems that they can check along the
way and they still have the information right
there and they're checKing and if they're still needing
help they can ask me for hep or they can ask their neighbors for help or there's even on Khan Academy
there is a button that says "I need help"' and it
can help the students right then and there. When you're doing the
problems and the exercise there's like the bunny that says, "help" and you can press it and that
gives you step by step on what you're doing wrong and
you understand it better. The videos help me understand
it more because it has a step by step, like run down
of how to do the problem and you can really understand
it better 'cause then you can slow down you can stop the
video till we can understand it. Once they've gone through
the article and they've done some practice problems
and they've made sure that they've gotten those
practice problems correct then can lead them to an
exercise set which typically for the material that
I'm giving is about four practice problems. And they're aiming to get
all four of those practice problems correct because that really shows that
they understood the content from both video and the
article and what we've been learning for a couple of weeks. So just in taking practice
tests , their math scores have jumped so much. Not only their math scores
but I've seen their confidence go up a lot and that ultimately
affects their academics. (playful music)