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Khan Academy is a great supplement for things you already have learned, or as a mid-level course (versus a deep dive or high school/university level course). It is great for a paced learning environment if you want to casually refresh yourself on a subject or learn something new. I don't think this should be a replacement for structured learning, or if you struggle in self-paced learning environments. There have been times I would like to have been able to ask a professional (like an instructor) when struggling with a subtopic, which is possible in a classroom setting.
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I teach 5th/6th grade math and science, but I love finding fun books to explain science and math concepts using books that keep the students engaged. I can make sure to give them several options on their reading level to choose from and know I am meeting a majority of my students needs because they can listen to other book be read if they so choose. My students have learned so much from science graphic novels!
Read full review Pros Offers a variety of courses Their courses are free The interactivity of the courses, specifically computer science, helps to hone skills Read full review Helps students gain comprehension by suggesting reading materials at their level. Because the program has the capacity to read to the students, they get a to hear a good role model which helps develop fluency and accuracy in their reading. It is easy to access and helps keep students on track with their reading goals. Read full review Cons On my iPad, to change the language of Khan, I need to change the language of my iPad in the settings It can be a bit messy and the category are a bit too generic, not enough per level category Sometimes the quizz are too simple, it would be nice to have an extra difficult one as a bonus Read full review I could never figure it out. Students levels from their STAR test did not translate into the books suggested on myON. The platform is cumbersome and inaccessible for students and teachers. I am fairly tech-savvy, but I could never navigate through and understand how myON worked. Eventually, I gave up and switched to Epic. The book selection was poor. Only the non-fiction books were interesting to my students. None of the popular titles and authors were available. It was a big disappointment and frustration for me and my students. Read full review Support Rating
I've only had to seek support one time. There was a glitch in one of my lessons and I submitted an email. The glitch was fixed by support within a few days, but I would've liked for it to be faster. However, I don't have a big complaint there because it is a free service.
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I believe this product provides students with faster and easier access to books. This increases their time spent on task reading. myON reader is a product that is great for students and teachers.
If there are any issues and concerns while using myON, there are many help resources available to offer assistance.
myON Reader works so well with the rest of the Renaissance Platform. This consistency is great for everyone!
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I personally found Khan Academy much better suited for adult learning of difficult or larger topics. Not so much for smaller changes that can be communicated via email. But it was more engaging and I found the information easier to digest. Change management can be tough but with the right tools it can be a breeze.
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Renaissance myON is hands down the best as compared to
. I am allowed to consistently monitor my students. I am able to print reports to help evaluate student progress. I can also use these reports during parent/teacher conferences so parents and guardians can see where their student is throughout the year. They are able to see how their interests change along with how the reading level improves.
Read full review Return on Investment We used the free version and it proved to be a boon Our interns learned about the data structures and algorithmic concepts. We also use math-heavy calculations to derive things like statistics in our machine learning models. So Khan Academy helped us get on track for the statistics courses. Read full review Students continued to read on their level and were motivated by all of the books being an AR book with a quiz and points to earn. Read full review ScreenShots