The Khan Academy is a non-profit which aims to “build a free, world-class education” for student of all ages, accessible to anyone with internet access. Back in the fall of 2012, the Khan Academy iPhone app was released but iPad support has been absent until now, more than two years after the iOS release.
Today marks the first time the entire Khan Academy site is available on the iPad, in an app update, which brings speed to access content faster, plus a handy built-in scratch pad.
Here’s what the new iPad app offers:
- Sharpen your skills: over 150,000 interactive, common core aligned exercises with instant feedback and step-by-step hints for each question. Follow along with what you’re learning in school or practice on your own, at your own pace.
- Flex your muscles: the app adjusts to give you interactive exercise recommendations that are tailored just for you through the world of math.
- Show your work: the app harnesses the power of showing and stepping through your work with a beautiful, expansive scratchpad. Once you have your answer, just write it in, and we’ll recognize your answer!
- Track back: your learning auto-magically syncs between your iPad and khanacademy.org, so your progress and recommendations are always up-to-date, anywhere, anytime.
Producer Matt Wahl told The Verge “Speed was a big focus of this release for us — to get to content currently sometimes take up to seven taps to get to what you’re looking for,” following with “Now, we’ve managed to put all content two taps away.”
This is an awesome app for students to learn just about anything.
Click here to download Khan Academy from the App Store.