I’d heard about Kahoot before (several times in fact) but this week was the first time I used it in the classroom. I got to say, it was a big hit. Students were completely engaged in the quiz. My only complaint is that, they were so engaged, they were a so (and way too) loud. I know, learning is supposed to be loud but, yikes! Anyway, I’ve created a tutorial for anyone who would like to create a Kahoot for their classroom. I’ve also included the links to the Kahoots I’ve already created for your use.
I really like the feature to embed a video. I used the Mission Impossible cover by the Piano Guys and Lindsey Stirling. The kids loved it!
Like I previously mentioned, you can search for and use Kahoots created by other teachers. Why reinvent the wheel if you don’t have to. 🙂
If you’re going to use someone else’s Kahoot, make sure it is appropriate and pertinent to what your students are learning and need to be assessed on.
Next, I’ll go through instructions for playing the quiz in the classroom. You’ll see what will be on the teacher screen (which should be projected for all students to see) as well as what students will see on their devices. On that note, kahoots can be played on pretty much any format with a modern web browser and an internet connection. Whether you have a classroom set of iPads, iPod Touches, Chromebooks, or a mixture of whatever you’ve been able to scavenge, this tool can be used in your situation. If you don’t have enough devices for each student, you can consider dividing the class into groups that will share a device and compete with the other groups as a team.
This process continues for each question: Question, Answer Graph, Stats.
I LOVE the data these quizzes provide. You can see the overall scores as well as data for each question. It is even color-coded for you (COLOR-CODED!!!!). You can also go back and get data from previous rounds of the game.
If you’d like to test out Kahoot, here are links to the quizzes I’ve already created. You can preview each quiz to get a sense of what you and your students will experience beyond the loud excitement of your students that will be a special gift in the moment. Ha!
Thanks for reading!