Resource Introduction: Kahoot!
What is it?
Think of Kahoot as a souped-up, collaborative version of the old Senteo clickers. But it’s so much better! With Kahoot, you make a quiz from three different basic types, include text, images, or videos, and then launch it. Students access the quiz as a collaborative game perhaps as individuals, perhaps as groups. The game screen runs on your board while the students answer from their devices, whether Chromebooks, desktops, tablets, or smartphones. It’s simple, dynamic, and fun!
How can I use it?
Of course, review games come to mind with a fun application like this, and Kahoot is designed to manage the best review games you can design. But, you can use it for surveys of individuals and groups, or even manage discussions through it. The responsive design allows for collaborative discussion that bypasses traditional “hands-up” talks. Now, you can create a back channel to discussion, bringing in voices that aren’t often heard. Or, you could even collaborate in real time with a group of learners in another class or building. Think of that!
Who’s using it?
Check out these teachers that know and use Kahoot in your school. Ask them for help!
At McCord, Holly Nartker, Britt Bensman and Kay Holt
At Timberstone, Lauren Clark
At Arbor Hills, Tony Cutway
At Northview, Claudia Fischer, Keevan Hazel, and Karolynn Nowak
At Southview, Holly Yenrick and Michelle Krueger
At Central Trail, Christina Renz and Julie Bennett
At Highland, Kyle Newnham and Kayla Wiemers
At Stranahan, Amanda Sanderson
Are you or someone you know using this? Notify us, and we’ll post your or their name here as a building expert! Email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Check out this short video by Jeremy Johnston to help you get started. Then, check out the many resources below for more information.
Tips on Creating a Global Classroom through Kahoot! (And click here for an example)