Last spring, with schools shut down to curb the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, educational apps became a lifesaver.
As parents, educators and students adjusted to the virtual classroom, many leaned on apps and tech to help bridge the gaps in learning.
Among them was the popular Khan Academy, started by founder and CEO Sal Khan in 2005 to provide videos and tools to help students learn math, science and more subjects.
In an interview with USA TODAY, Khan said he first learned of school closures due to the pandemic in February, after receiving letters from South Korea of teachers using Khan Academy. In the following months, schools began to close in the U.S. in favor of virtual learning.
“When it started to become clear that school closures might happen we started to do a bit of a war room around ‘OK we’ve gotta provide more support for teachers, for