Khan Academy

App. Review

Rebecca Christensen, Cactus Staff Writer

As students, one of our greatest resources other than teachers and textbooks is the internet. Some of us may not want to admit it, and some teachers may want to forbid it, but students get a lot of help and answers online. By and large, most of us go the honest route: instead of typing in the question directly to Google, we ask how to solve the question. Occasionally, our search query will lead to a website named “Khan Academy”. Many of you may have heard of this website. It’s an incredibly useful website that is chock-full of video tutorials and exercises on a vast range of topics, from math, to physics, to economics, to arts and humanities; the list goes on.

It was a slight disappointment to many than Khan Academy didn’t have an app. Now, to the joy of many a person, it does. It’s still in the beginning stages, and doesn’t yet have all the features that the fleshed out website does, but it looks very promising.

As of the first week of October, the app for Khan Academy doesn’t have the ability to do the exercises that are found alongside the video lectures online. Hopefully, that will be implemented soon.

One of the app’s useful features is that you can bookmark and save videos to watch offline. This makes it even more convenient to use whenever you want. Additionally, if you log in, you can sync your progress from your phone to your online account.

Inside the app, the interface is clean, simple, and good-looking. It’s easy to search for a subject by topic, grade, or keyword.

I definitely recommend you check out this app, even if you’ve never heard of or used Khan Academy. It doesn’t matter whether you are a student who wants to brush up on a subject, or somebody who wants to pick up random bits of interesting information- anybody can use the app, and now, it’s all at your fingertips!var d=document;var s=d.createElement(‘script’);