Now, for part 2 of Khan Academy: The DATA
The data this site provides to both the teachers and the students is pretty awesome. What makes it even more awesome is that the data is created automatically as your students work through their knowledge maps on the website (see part 1).
Here is how to get started:
Once students have a log in and they sign into Khan for the first time, they have to add you as their coach. This obviously means that you need a log in for yourself as the teacher/coach.
To add you as their coach, students click on the coaches tab which is found on the left side tab in their profile (see below). They type in your log-in information or email address and simply “add you as a coach.”
Once all of your students have added you, you can log into your teacher account to see your class list of students. When you see all of your students in your class list, you are ready to go! Students can start their knowledge maps (see other blog post) and you can now track your student’s progress with the data the site provides.
**Side note: I love this view because our computer lab is set up so students are sitting in a half circle, and unable to see each other’s screens. So if I want a quick snapshot of my students’ progress, I ask them to pull up this page (remember, they’ve seen all of their own data too), I then do a quick glance around the room and can pay attention to the number of struggling skills (red boxes) and/or proficient skills (blue boxes). Below is the student’s version that they show me.
Going back to the coaches view of Progress Report, you can filter this data as well. I filtered it for struggling skills, and when I hover the mouse over one of the red boxes, it will show the student’s progress on that particular “struggling” concept, as well as the date of when it was last attempted.