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Khan Academy: How it works


A screenshot (at right) shows what Khan Academy’s home page looks like. Students visit the website ( to gain access to their personal account.

Khan Academy

Khan Academy's home page.


The website features more than 3,400 videos covering a range of subjects, including math, science, economics, finance, history, and art.


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Students can watch videos in class or at home. As they complete exercises, they can earn “energy points” and badges, such as the Copernicus for students who achieve proficiency in 200 skills.


Teachers receive real-time data that track the progress of individual students. Color-coded boxes help the teacher quickly identify which students are struggling or doing well.

Compiled by Emily Sweeney
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