For the past month, I have been looking into the fascination that surrounds Sal Khan and the Khan Academy. Through my inquiries, I have started researching what really is the deal with Khan Academy. My research question has come out to be: Are Khan Academy and other related websites really beneficial to students, and should it be incorporated in the classroom more?
My audience for the research I am conducting is teachers for grades 6-12th. This is because Khan Academy covers more complex subject matters, topics that you would not see in a typical elementary school classroom. However, through my own personal experiences, I know that my usage of these websites increases as I move through the grade levels.
As a result of my research, I plan on writing a final report that will display the pros and cons of these types of websites and will make a final decision on whether or not it is beneficial to students and the classroom.
Recently, in class, we presented our topics. I was the first to go, so my feedback was limited. My teacher, however, really helped me to think about my one sentence research question and how I will present my findings, all of which have been explained previously.
So far in my research, I have ran into any road blocks. There has been plenty of scholarly articles related to this topic that I can draw information from and use it in my final product. The next step I will take is to pick a side and really put my persuasive skills to use, so that I can convince my audience either it is good to use these types of websites or that they should stay away from them and convince their students not to use them either.
With all of that being said, HAPPY RESEARCHING!