One of the biggest concerns about homework is that some students don’t check their answers with those provided, so they essentially rehearse errors. There’s more about homework concerns & wars here. My strategy is to do quick scans and assign Khan Academy as supplementary homework for students who are not practicing correctly on paper…or who missed the concept on a test. When I assign a session to students, Khan automatically sends them an email. But I have found it difficult to get students to follow through. I need parents to get a copies of those emails so the parents are aware that I have identified an issue and understand my plan to fix it.
Will you help me beg Khan Academy for this feature request? You can beg here*:
… or up this feature on “feature requests” here: FEATURE REQUESTS , but basically they explained whoever makes the most noise…gets their feature first.
I can’t wait to tell the parents how we are going to improve homework habits and see huge growth this year!