Starting on August 19, you can start LearnStormin’! In order to start LearnStorm with your classes, you’ll need to do the following:
- Think about how you would like to implement LearnStorm in your classroom. When students know what to expect with LearnStorm, they’ll be better prepared and more motivated to learn! You could assign five exercises for homework weekly, choose a video as a bellringer, or implement a Khan Academy Friday. The possibilities are endless, and you know what works for your classroom!
- Add your students. In order to get your students learning, you need to add them to your account! We have three rostering methods that you can use based on the age of your students and the technology available at your school. This step-by-step guide will help you choose the right method.
If you are a Khan Academy Districts teacher, you’ll need to activate your students. We’ve already auto-rostered your students, but they’ll need to log in to the accounts we’ve created for them. This step-by-step guide will help you and your students through the process.
- Choose Khan Academy assignments for your students to work on. There’s so much that your students can learn on Khan Academy! Once you’ve chosen a few items from our library of videos, articles, and practice problems, you have to assign them to your students. This step-by-step guide can help.
HOW DOES LEARNSTORM WORK?
After you set up your Khan Academy teacher account, you can get started with LearnStorm!
Assign content: Select exercises, videos, and articles from Khan Academy’s library to assign to your students. Don’t forget the growth mindset activities! We recommend assigning at least 45 minutes of practice per week, or about five assignments per student.
Learn and practice: Students work on what you’ve assigned. This is where we have seen students gain skills, foster mindsets, and build teamwork! Note: Independent practice on unassigned work will not count toward progress in LearnStorm and will not be reflected on your LearnStorm tracker. Also, mastery progress and Official SAT Practice are not included in LearnStorm—only content that you assign will count.
Celebrate progress: Classes celebrate levels on the LearnStorm tracker. Be prepared for little surprises coming your way! We recommend checking your LearnStorm tracker regularly and frequently to see which level your class is on.
HOW DOES THE LEARNSTORM TRACKER WORK?
As your whole class completes assignments together, watch the LearnStorm tracker fill in. And be prepared for surprise celebration moments! One ring on the tracker represents three times the number of students in your class. For example, if you have 25 students in your class, one ring represents 75 assignments. There’s no limit on how many rings your students can achieve! Keep going! Keep growing!
Pro-tip: Consider taking a video to capture your students' reactions and share it with us via Twitter or Facebook using #LearnStorm.
Caution: Once students unlock that first level, you might find that students are asking you to assign them more work—teacher swoon!
ANY TIPS FOR IMPLEMENTING LEARNSTORM?
We’ve got your back! Here are some helpful hints from the many teachers all around the world who have used LearnStorm.
- Setting a weekly or daily cadence always helps. We’ve had a lot of teachers mention that they check progress on a weekly basis.
- It’s flexible! You can make LearnStorm competitive or collaborative. If competition motivates your students, you can easily spark a friendly competition with the class across the hall. LearnStorm is a great program to foster class collaboration and teamwork as well. Set a goal to reach a certain LearnStorm level together as a class. Encourage students to work together to complete the number of assignments required to reach the next level each week.
- The tracker only counts content you have assigned. Keep in mind that mastery progress and Official SAT Practice are not included in LearnStorm—only content that you have assigned will count.