Khan Academy can help parents fill in the gap or students receive further work.
Khan Academy is a free online learning site “… for students ages 2-18…” that is not a new resource, but, now that school is starting across the county, is especially relevant for school aged children and their parents. As you know, many students and their parents will be schooling from home, which will be new territory. While schools have worked hard to prepare students and families for the transition, any additional tools may be welcome by parents.
KA is a non-profit, with significant funding from selected corporate sponsors, but does also solicit donations. I never found the solicitations inappropriate, intrusive, or negative in any way.
Signing up for your free account is easy and intuitive, and one interesting aspect is that there is no age limit for using the site. I signed up as an adult learner for a course in which I was interested, so the rest of this article will use my signup as an example:
I simply chose a course that interested me, clicked “continue”, and then I was taken to my dashboard:
Once I clicked “start” this is what I saw:
I began by clicking the link for the first training, and a video lesson began:
This course so far was a serious course discussing political philosophy, with a teacher that appeared engaged, prepared and knowledgeable:
One weakness here though, is that I have no idea who was teaching the course, and there was no obviously apparent way to find out.
In summary, this resource is free, covers many important subject areas for students of all ages, but in our case can be a great recommendation for our patrons to help supplement their schoolwork.