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Khan Academy in the Elementary Classroom
by Kimball, Laurie A., M.Ed., Minot State University, 2017, 82; 10281206
Abstract (Summary)

This paper examines the use of Khan Academy as a supplement to the math curriculum in a 5th grade elementary classroom. This is a qualitative case study in which the following research questions were asked: 1) What can Khan Academy do (and not do) for the students in my 5th grade classroom? and 2) What are the implications of using Khan Academy as a resource in my 5th grade classroom? Participants included students in a 5th grade classroom in an upper Midwestern elementary school. Over the course of approximately six weeks, Khan Academy was implemented into the math instruction block as one of two rotations following whole group instruction. Data was collected and triangulated from the following three sources and subsequently analyzed: direct observations, Khan Academy student progress reports, and focus group interviews. Data analysis revealed positive and negative outcomes, including student enjoyment of the gamification of the website, but also at times disengaged students who were passively receiving information with little opportunity for their own practice. This paper offers suggestions for more effective classroom implementation and implications for its use.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Conn, Daniel
Commitee: Gamas, Warren, Morris, Timothy
School: Minot State University
Department: Education
School Location: United States -- North Dakota
Source: MAI 56/06M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Elementary education
Keywords: Elementary, Intervention, Khan academy, Math rotations, Supplementation, Technology
Publication Number: 10281206
ISBN: 978-0-355-33343-5
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