Khan Academy is a non-profit organization with the goal of changing education for the better by providing a free, world-class education for anyone anywhere. All the learning tools are available online and include video lessons, practice problems, and other numerous other resources. All of the site’s resources are available to anyone. It doesn’t matter if you are a student, teacher, home-schooler, principal, or an adult returning to the classroom after 20 years. Khan Academy’s materials and resources are available to you completely free of charge.
Khan Academy’s library of content includes lessons in numerous subjects (math, biology, physics, chemistry, economics, finance, history, civics, et al), plus the site gives you the ability to measure your progress and reach goals.
Here are a few tips on how you can use Khan Academy to help kids in your ministry that are struggling with schoolwork:
- Awareness: Khan Academy is beginning to gain traction and recognition in the education world, but a lot of folks still have not heard about it. Make sure that the kids and parents in your ministry know about this great tool. Keep your ear to the ground, and if you hear of a particular kid that is struggling, set up a meeting with his or her parents to get them acclimated with the site.
- Accessibility: In order to access Khan Academy, kids need some type of internet-capable device. If you know of kids that have a hard time finding a safe place to get online, consider providing a time for them to use church computers.
- Accountability: If you have kids in your ministry that struggle with schoolwork and that have little or no support at home, come alongside them to support them, and consider signing up to be one of their coaches on Khan Academy. Click here for more info about being a coach.
Khan Academy is a great resource that helps make learning easy. Be sure to check it out today!