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An Academy

An Academy

An Academy

An academy is a online learning platform.

4.8 Ratings 13K+ Reviews

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An academy is a online learning platform.
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4.8
12.6K+ Ratings
  1. 5
    90%
  2. 4
    5%
  3. 3
    1%
  4. 2
    1%
  5. 1
    2%
  • Very well-designed for actual learning Sep 10, 2020

    By CrocoPhile
    My 4-year-old has been cruising through several apps over the summer and most seem to be designed to entertain kids with a hope that they’ll learn something, or they’re a mashup of kid shows and other “silly” content. I’m not saying they’re *bad* but my daughter is definitely more checked out after being on them after a while. They also don’t take into account kids different learning levels. The apps are the same for every kid. Khan Academy Kids is not like that. You can pick the difficulty level to match your kid’s ability which is awesome. I set up two profiles for my daughter. One set at kindergarten level that she can use in her own, and one at 1st grade level that she can do with a bit of monitoring if she gets stuck. It’s awesome. The whole experience is designed to promote learning in a way that’s engaging for kids but not silly. Everything has been designed with purpose. There are so many small details that I’ve noticed in the app that help my daughter get unstuck. They really do such a good job keeping kids focused on the right things and instructing in a way that is easy to understand and relatable for kids. Even the characters voices are soothing and child-like, as if it was a veteran kindergarten teacher speaking. Brilliant all around!
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  • Jul 14, 2020

    By Aartianil Anil
    Hi, nice experience to using this app. I am a 10th class student so I required notes for every subject. You upload English questions this is very usefull for me. I request to you please upload questions for all subjects. I will always thank full for you.
    more
  • Best in the World but... May 13, 2020

    By Ben Tolosa
    Khan Academy Kids is excellent in every respect: teaching, entertaining, FREE, humungous database of great quality content. It is a 5 start app, no question about it. But... the problem is that most activities are loaded from their servers and even if you have a very fast connection; their servers are overwhelmed because this is such a popular and super amazing app, especially being FREE; that millions of parents around the world use it constantly. I use it with my two daughters (2 and 4 years old) every single night. They love it! But often times we have to wait 20 to 30 seconds for a particular module or activity to load. We have a 300mbps Comcast connection with a strong WiFi router which is basically next door. Oh, and I am an IT guys with over 25 years of experience. I am not complaining since this app is FREE and it is the best educational app in the planet by a long stretch. But I wish their servers offer would be more on par with their demand. I have no idea how this amazing company makes money out of this app because they don’t even show you ads. So, I understand why this will continue to be an issue for a while. However, this is an EXCELLENT app, by far the best in the world to teach your kids all that it’s offered inside the app. 5 stars and super highly recommended!!
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  • Jun 9, 2020

    By Anil Kumar
    Thanks for An academy for providing me important assignment. Please add more assignment for all classes.
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  • Makes screen time worth it’s weight in gold! Jun 1, 2020

    By Nishadal
    We recently purchased an iPad as corona and sheltering in place got the better of us. We were parents who avoided screen time like plague for our 2.5 year old son. But with schools closed and work from home getting challenging, we caved. However, the only app on his iPad is Khan Kids and with that, we have no regrets. He has learnt so much from watching those videos and playing the interactive word and logic puzzles that he has mastered most 3 letter spellings. Having been schooled in india, we as parents also found it informative to watch some of the phonics videos and unlearn our ways of learning and learn to teach him the way things are taught in schools here: the best part is no ads. We love the app so much that we are now recurring monthly contributors to khan kids. One suggestion for developers is to be able to increase the pool of words that feature in the word puzzles or allow parents to increase difficulty level once kids have aced a certain section of the learning. When the same set of 3 letter words repeat, my son begins to lose interest and gets visibly frustrated. He says ‘I just did this cody’ and gets upset when Cody gives him the same choices over and over again :)
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  • Very well-designed for actual learning Sep 10, 2020

    By CrocoPhile
    My 4-year-old has been cruising through several apps over the summer and most seem to be designed to entertain kids with a hope that they’ll learn something, or they’re a mashup of kid shows and other “silly” content. I’m not saying they’re *bad* but my daughter is definitely more checked out after being on them after a while. They also don’t take into account kids different learning levels. The apps are the same for every kid. Khan Academy Kids is not like that. You can pick the difficulty level to match your kid’s ability which is awesome. I set up two profiles for my daughter. One set at kindergarten level that she can use in her own, and one at 1st grade level that she can do with a bit of monitoring if she gets stuck. It’s awesome. The whole experience is designed to promote learning in a way that’s engaging for kids but not silly. Everything has been designed with purpose. There are so many small details that I’ve noticed in the app that help my daughter get unstuck. They really do such a good job keeping kids focused on the right things and instructing in a way that is easy to understand and relatable for kids. Even the characters voices are soothing and child-like, as if it was a veteran kindergarten teacher speaking. Brilliant all around!
    more
  • Jul 14, 2020

    By Aartianil Anil
    Hi, nice experience to using this app. I am a 10th class student so I required notes for every subject. You upload English questions this is very usefull for me. I request to you please upload questions for all subjects. I will always thank full for you.
    more
  • Best in the World but... May 13, 2020

    By Ben Tolosa
    Khan Academy Kids is excellent in every respect: teaching, entertaining, FREE, humungous database of great quality content. It is a 5 start app, no question about it. But... the problem is that most activities are loaded from their servers and even if you have a very fast connection; their servers are overwhelmed because this is such a popular and super amazing app, especially being FREE; that millions of parents around the world use it constantly. I use it with my two daughters (2 and 4 years old) every single night. They love it! But often times we have to wait 20 to 30 seconds for a particular module or activity to load. We have a 300mbps Comcast connection with a strong WiFi router which is basically next door. Oh, and I am an IT guys with over 25 years of experience. I am not complaining since this app is FREE and it is the best educational app in the planet by a long stretch. But I wish their servers offer would be more on par with their demand. I have no idea how this amazing company makes money out of this app because they don’t even show you ads. So, I understand why this will continue to be an issue for a while. However, this is an EXCELLENT app, by far the best in the world to teach your kids all that it’s offered inside the app. 5 stars and super highly recommended!!
    more
  • Jun 9, 2020

    By Anil Kumar
    Thanks for An academy for providing me important assignment. Please add more assignment for all classes.
    more
  • Makes screen time worth it’s weight in gold! Jun 1, 2020

    By Nishadal
    We recently purchased an iPad as corona and sheltering in place got the better of us. We were parents who avoided screen time like plague for our 2.5 year old son. But with schools closed and work from home getting challenging, we caved. However, the only app on his iPad is Khan Kids and with that, we have no regrets. He has learnt so much from watching those videos and playing the interactive word and logic puzzles that he has mastered most 3 letter spellings. Having been schooled in india, we as parents also found it informative to watch some of the phonics videos and unlearn our ways of learning and learn to teach him the way things are taught in schools here: the best part is no ads. We love the app so much that we are now recurring monthly contributors to khan kids. One suggestion for developers is to be able to increase the pool of words that feature in the word puzzles or allow parents to increase difficulty level once kids have aced a certain section of the learning. When the same set of 3 letter words repeat, my son begins to lose interest and gets visibly frustrated. He says ‘I just did this cody’ and gets upset when Cody gives him the same choices over and over again :)
    more
  • Totally Free with no Ads Mar 6, 2019

    By Niyalicous
    My daughter is in kgarten. She was heavily addicted to yt kids and i despised that because a lot of content is garbage and depending on what they watch it’s a constant commercial with stuff being directly and indirectly targeted at them. So finally weaned her off of ytk and ioad in general. Now that I hit the reset button on her. I told her the majority of her time needs to be spent on educational apps and then she can have 15m on ytk. Khan kids she loves and will stay on at last a 1/2 hour learning while playing. Then the singalongs is something she enjoys as well. Hopefully they can put more site words for different age and stages but this goes up to 6 years old which is 1st grade and by that time they can use khan academy! Which I use for my other 3 kiddies and adults can use it too. That’s the icing on the cake!!!
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  • Excellent filler activity for 2.5 yr old May 3, 2020

    By Sassafraspuzzler
    I was skeptical (and hesitant) to try this with my 2.5 yr old but he quickly (scarily?) figured out how to navigate to the games, books and videos. He loves the songs and now sings along. He’s learning lower case letters just from accidentally selecting those games. I feel comfortable setting a 20 min timer on the iPad and letting him go to town, jumping around to whatever he wants. He’s very good about knowing that when iPad timer goes off, he’s done. Perfect amount of time for me to get chores done or make lunch. My one critique is the books are so short and could be a bit more engaging (faster?) for a toddler’s attention span, but generally just really appreciate the simplicity and pace of this app.
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  • So grateful Aug 7, 2020

    By Revenant Saint
    So grateful for this app. A fun and educational experience. My toddler loves it and has shown improvement in her reasoning skills. Best of all, it’s free! I have no problem with paying a few bucks to purchase an app, but in my search for a decent educational app for my kid, I found apps riddled with ridiculous price tags and in app purchases and/or subscriptions. So I was ecstatic to find this one. Moreover khan academy has proven its not about the money, it’s about the education and creating a fun learning environment. Now the reason I gave it only four stars out of five is because the app occasionally freezes on the ipad. Hopefully this issue will be fixed but it doesn’t detract from the overall positive experience.
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  • THANKFUL MOM 🙂 Apr 15, 2020

    By SLEEPING BEAUTY💤
    During this time I had been searching for an app that was suitable for my 5 year old. I wanted to keep him on track of learning the same things he was in school. Needless to say I found KAK and as I reviewed the materials it had to offer, I was happy and immediately downloaded. AND THE BEST THING ABOUT IT, ITS FREE!!! I connect him to it daily, it’s easy for him to work thru and FUN, He LOVES IT!!! I HIGHLY RECOMMEND KAK. Thank You So Much!!!❤️❤️❤️ I also have a recently turned 9 year old and even tho it doesn’t have exactly everything he was getting in school (3rd grade)it does have some and still helps. But I would love to see his age content on KAK too so I can keep him going as well. Thanks Again.
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  • Great app; has some room for improvement May 13, 2020

    By CollegeGurl21
    First of all, my roommate’s preschooler LOVES this app. She’s always asking to play it. But we’ve encountered some issues. I am teaching her at home as I am out of work and her mom is working. First of all, it would be REALLY nice if coloring/drawing could be disabled until the day’s assignments are completed. Kids aren’t stupid. If they have access, they will go to what’s “fun” Also, we should have the option to make assignments for future dates. Because instead, I am going in each day to add the new assignments. Now onto some play issues. The balloon letters. It LASTS FOREVER. She grew increasingly frustrated that it wasn’t over yet. There was no end in sight. How many letters are they meant to do in that game? It would also be nice if glossary terms in Books could be read aloud. Also the photo captions. Overall, she loves the app, I hate that she can record in coloring. She loves that and gets sneaky with it and catches our voices. We are always figuring out new things and every day is exciting.
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  • Not well done Jul 15, 2018

    By App res
    App is confusing and buggy. An example of confusion: they used an existing YT video where bears roll off the bed, and the kid is supposed to count the number of bears. Khan lazily fast forwards the video. So it starts out with “10 bears” but the video is FF, and you hear “1 fell out” but there are now 6 bears left. So the kid may think “10 - 1 is 9” and chooses 9 (which is an option!) and now the kid it confused. Another example is when dragging and dropping in boxes. PBS Kids is liberal with this. Khan seems to require exactness and if the center of mass of the object isn’t inside the square, it tells the kid they are wrong. It is buggy mostly in that it requires an internet connection. There have been login issues (why do you need to log in? Why? There is no rationale I can think of. I thought Khan was a nonprofit?). When switching between modes like reading and logic it has to wait for a server response or something. Why have an app? The point of apps was to take advantage of the mobile device. Instead this is just a web site masquerading as an app. I feel ultimately the app developers and PMs just didn’t do well here. Instead of creating a bunch of mediocre activities in a mediocre “app” they should have built a great app experience with excellent content and added more excellent content every week or two.
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  • Developer: Fix please - avoid upper screen area Jan 21, 2020

    By Shinkimchi
    (Update/Response) Received the tip on disabling access to the Control Center in setting, however, that’s not what I’m talking about. The Control Center is from the bottom of the screen. I’m talking about the Notification Center, from the TOP of the screen. And there’s no features to disable access to it within the app. So designers/developers need to be aware of that limitation and not put draggable items so-far-up at the top of the screen. (Original) It’s a great app. My kid loves it except whenever there’s buttons, or draggable items in the upper part of the screen. It keeps on pulling down the Notification Center window instead, so she quits playing. Maybe not an issue on the iPad, on it’s a major issue on the iPhone. I would give 5*s if it wasn’t for that issue.
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