Teaching

Making Learning Awesome with Kahoot!

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!

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This is what Kahoot looks like on a device! The answers are projected on another screen, and the user picks the corresponding shape within the time limit. The fastest ones to answer correctly get the most points! 

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Kahoot projected on the whiteboard in our classroom. 

 

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2 thoughts on “Making Learning Awesome with Kahoot!

  1. Ahhhh! Kahoot is the best! I use it a lot! I also really like Quizizz (slightly different format, but similar idea). I love the team feature on Kahoot for days I don’t have enough iPads. It gives the kids a chance to work together to answer the question. Every couple of questions I have them rotate the iPad. Hooray! 🙂

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