What is Kahoot?
I was completely unaware of Kahoot and had never even heard of it until a few weeks ago. My school district had a training, and the keynote speaker introduced us to this incredible website, even letting us use it.
Kahoot is a free website that allows you to create learning activities for any subject that are game-based. These learning games can be designed in minutes, made from a series of multiple-choice questions. It allows a refreshingly new take on education, and gets students excited about learning!
Is Kahoot only used in the classroom?
Definitely not! Kahoot can also be used with board-game and trivia enthusiasts, at parties, played with a small group of friends, or even used to study!
All you need to play is some sort of device – whether it be a smartphone, computer, or tablet.
I projected the questions on the whiteboard, while my class answered using iPads and our class computers. We had to do the Kahoot in rotations, as I don’t have enough devices in my classroom for my students.
I used Kahoot in place of graded worksheets and practice book pages for my students. I veer away from worksheets as often as I can, opting for a more interactive learning option.
I took the same questions from the worksheet pages I would have given my students and created multiple-choice questions to test their knowledge and comprehension on our weekly target skills and learning goals.
I expected my students to enjoy the Kahoot more than the worksheets, but I didn’t foresee their excitement towards the website. They were over the top enthusiastic and begged me to give them the opportunity to do a Kahoot every week!
I was impressed on their accuracy on the timed multiple-choice questions, as their workbook pages are rarely given in a specific time limit – as long as they get done within the language arts period.
The questions that were widely missed by the class were immediately shown to me, and I could quickly reteach a specific concept right there, rather than trying to figure out what was not understood by the class using twenty-three workbooks and multiple pages of worksheets.
If you’re looking to check it out or create your own Kahoot, click here to head towards their Create a Kahoot webpage!