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Khan Academy Launches Free iPad App

Khan Academy has launched a free new iPad app featuring interactive exercises, handwriting recognition and more.

Features of the app include:

  • More than 150,000 interactive exercises aligned to the Common Core featuring instant feedback and step-by-step hints;
  • Exercise recommendations that adjust to the student in an effort to provide appropriate practice that is neither too hard nor too easy;
  • A scratchpad that allows students to show their work and recognizes handwritten answers to problems;
  • Track back, which syncs progress between the app and khanacademy.org; and
  • Videos and articles covering topics such as arithmetic, pre-algebra, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, statistics, calculus, linear algebra, biology, chemistry, physics, economics, art history, civics finance and more.

"Launching our iPad app is an important step toward meeting learners where they're at on the platforms they're using most," said Khan Academy Product Manager Matt Wahl, in a prepared statement. "We took lots of time to consider crafting the best possible experience on the iPad, including highly interactive content, expansive handwriting recognition and a design that puts our best content at finger's reach. After working with many learners to understand and hone the experience, we're excited about the role this can play in learning for students around the world."

Funding for the app was provided in part by a $2.25 million grant from AT&T.

For more information, or to download the app, visit itunes.apple.com.

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Joshua Bolkan is contributing editor for Campus Technology, THE Journal and STEAM Universe. He can be reached at jbolkan@gmail.com.

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