Khan Academy Kids has Teacher Tools to supercharge learning for Pre-K through 2nd grade students! To access these features, simply download our app and set up a Class Account. The app is 100% free and can be downloaded from the Apple, Google Play, or Amazon app store. You can also find us in the Clever app library. If you already have a Khan Kids account but are not seeing any of the features mentioned in this article, you may need to convert your account in the Parent Section.
Khan Academy Kids engages Pre-K—2nd grade students in a learning journey designed in collaboration with learning experts at Stanford University, and aligned with the Common Core State Standards. Students love the engaging, interactive, and fun learning experience, quickly endearing themselves to the five characters and their diverse interests. With the help of the guide character Kodi bear, students can navigate the app completely independently. And rest assured, everywhere students tap leads to an educational experience.
See what teachers can do with Khan Kids!
- Easily set up your class
- Search for lessons by standard
- Create assignments to reinforce key skills that are being taught in class
- Monitor student progress with in-depth reports
Easily set up your class
Set up all the students in your class quickly and easily. After creating your class, you’ll have a unique Class Code, which you can find in your Teacher Settings. Students can use this Class Code to sign in to your class in seconds.
You can edit student information from your teacher view in the Khan Kids app. Go to the Students tab and select a student name to edit a student’s name, avatar, or their learning level. The level you select will serve as a starting point for their personalized Learning Path, which will adapt to meet their skill level for different topics. When students sign in for the first time, all they have to do is press the big play button to begin their learning journey! Learn more about the Learning Path here.
Does your school use Clever? Khan Kids supports automatic rostering for teachers who have a Clever account. Learn more here.
Search for lessons by standard
Our content is mapped to the Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework and Common Core State Standards. This will make it easy for you to select lessons that fit with your teaching plans. Use the dropdown menu to search for the standard you'd like to address, and we'll pull up a selection of lessons for you to assign to your class. We show you how here.
Teacher Tools allow teachers to quickly find lessons to reinforce key skills that are being taught in class. As you browse through the tabs at the top of the screen—Letters, Reading, Math, Logic+, Books, and Videos—you’ll find lessons for each letter of the alphabet, for numbers 1-20+, for patterning, sight words, phonemes, shapes, word problems, and so much more. Teachers can tap any lesson to assign. When the assignment has been created, students will see a heart icon that indicates new assignments are waiting for them!
And now, differentiation is easier than ever—teachers can assign lessons to the whole class, to an individual student, or to a small group. Lessons are clearly labeled according to their level: Main, Practice 1, Practice 2, and Basic. Start by assigning the Main lesson, and then assign the Basic version to students who need extra support, and Practice lessons to students who are ready for a challenge. Learn more about assigning lessons here.
Monitor student progress with in-depth reports
Our progress reports are newly refreshed to help you meet students at their level. We’ve added new information so you can identify student needs at a glance, and we’ve added new features that make it easy for you to respond to this information in real time. Find these reports in your teacher view by selecting the Students tab and tapping Class Reports.
You’ll see two different reports: an Assignments report and an All Progress report. The Assignments report only shows lessons that you or your co-teacher have assigned. The All Progress report shows every lesson that students have completed. This includes their completed assignments, activities they've completed in their Learning Path, and any lessons they've played through in the Library. The All Progress report combines this information so you can see students' overall progress to learning domain
Tap a lesson on the left side of the screen to assign, edit, or preview. Tap a student score to view each past attempt and the corresponding score history. You can also now email these reports to your desktop computer for easy viewing, or email individual student reports to parents for an academic update. Learn more about these reports here.
If you have any questions about using the app, feel free to email our support team at firstname.lastname@example.org.