ELIGIBILITY & SIGN-UP FAQs

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CAN I PARTICIPATE IN LEARNSTORM IF I DO NOT LIVE IN THE UNITED STATES?
At this time, LearnStorm is available to classrooms in the United States and India. We hope to expand the program to additional countries in future years. 

Classrooms in India can participate in LearnStorm starting October 1. To learn more visit learnstormin.khanacademy.org
CAN I PARTICIPATE IN LEARNSTORM IF I AM NOT IN GRADES 3–12?
Yes. Teachers and students outside of grades 3–12 may participate. However, the program is most appropriate for 3–12 grade classrooms.
CAN I PARTICIPATE IN LEARNSTORM IF I AM HOMESCHOOLED?
Yes! Homeschooled students may participate as part of their homeschool group or individually by completing the growth mindset activities.
AS A PRINCIPAL OR DISTRICT ADMINISTRATOR, CAN I SIGN UP ALL OF MY STUDENTS FOR LEARNSTORM?
No. LearnStorm is designed to be a teacher- and classroom-based campaign, and it works best if teachers sign up each of their classes for LearnStorm.
AS A PARENT, HOW CAN I PARTICIPATE IN LEARNSTORM WITH MY CHILD?
Encourage your child to work through LearnStorm’s growth mindset activities. You may learn alongside them to help motivate them.
WHAT IF I HAVE A QUESTION THAT ISN'T ANSWERED HERE?
For both LearnStorm-specific and general Khan Academy questions, submit a ticket at our Help Center. At the help center, you can also read how-to articles or post to the support community.

PARTICIPATION FAQs

HOW IS LEARNSTORM DIFFERENT FROM NORMAL KHAN ACADEMY?
LearnStorm is built within Khan Academy. It is a fun, motivating experience that will be available to classrooms until November 1. As part of LearnStorm, teachers will have access to a special LearnStorm tracker that shows their class’s progress through a series of LearnStorm levels. 
WHAT CONTENT WILL MY STUDENTS WORK ON DURING LEARNSTORM?
The content students experience during LearnStorm is selected and assigned by their teacher. Teachers can assign content from across the Khan Academy library during LearnStorm. Any content item—video, article, or exercise—a teacher assigns will count in LearnStorm. Teachers can also assign our LearnStorm growth mindset activities during the challenge.
HOW MUCH TIME PER WEEK DOES PARTICIPATING IN LEARNSTORM REQUIRE?
Classes complete levels in LearnStorm by completing assignments. On average, we recommend five assignments per student per week of LearnStorm. We estimate 40–45 minutes of time are necessary for students to complete this number of assignments. Assignments can be completed in class, as homework, or anytime students have access to their Khan Academy accounts, even at an after-school program or library. Teachers can assign more or less depending on what feels most appropriate for their students.
HOW DO CLASSES MOVE FROM ONE LEVEL TO THE NEXT?
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! There is no requirement to achieve a certain number of levels in LearnStorm. Classrooms can move at their own pace toward their own goal. Classes will never lose levels in LearnStorm.
WHAT IF I ADD OR DROP STUDENTS MIDWAY THROUGH THE CHALLENGE?
Your class progress for completed levels in LearnStorm will be saved. For example, say you earned the level 1 prize with 10 students but then added 2 students. Your level 2 assignment target would go up based on those 2 students, but you would NOT lose your level 1 class progress. Classes will never lose levels in LearnStorm.
DOES ANYTHING ASSIGNED BY A TEACHER COUNT?
Yes—except for course mastery and Official SAT Practice. Anything a teacher assigns will count in LearnStorm, including content in a different subject or grade. All completed assignments will count, regardless of the grade on the assignment or if it was turned in late.
DO TEACHERS NEED TO ASSIGN THE GROWTH MINDSET ACTIVITIES FOR THEM TO COUNT IN LEARNSTORM?
Yes. Growth mindset activities must be assigned by the teacher in order to count. 
HOW DOES DELETING AN ASSIGNMENT FROM MY COACH DASHBOARD AFFECT MY CLASS'S LEARNSTORM PROGRESS?
Any work completed before you deleted the assignment will be recorded and will count toward your class progress. However, any work completed AFTER you delete the assignment will no longer count.
WILL STUDENT WORK ON MATERIAL THAT I HAVEN’T ASSIGNED COUNT IN LEARNSTORM?
No. Only assigned work will count. This ensures that students are working at their learning edge and on relevant materials for your class. However, we encourage students to work independently through Khan Academy and to celebrate their progress through energy points they earn.
WHAT WILL HAPPEN WHEN LEARNSTORM IS OVER?
LearnStorm runs from August 19 to November 1. When LearnStorm ends, teachers will still have access to normal Khan Academy, including the assignments tool and the full content library. After November 1, assignments completed by students will no longer count toward levels in LearnStorm. Teachers can continue to check their LearnStorm tracker until November 5. The LearnStorm progress tracker will be removed on November 5, and we will no longer offer LearnStorm prizes.
YOUTUBE IS BLOCKED FOR MY DISTRICT. WHAT DO I DO?
Khan Academy’s backup video player will be used automatically to play videos on the website if your district blocks YouTube.
TYPEFORM IS BLOCKED FOR MY DISTRICT. WHAT DO I DO?
Please ask your district to whitelist www.typeform.com so that your students can complete the growth mindset activities. For other sites that must be whitelisted to enable full Khan Academy access, check out this article.
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