Kahoot is a game-based formative assessment website that allows students to answer questions and compete for high scores. Recently, Kahoot added groups as an option when playing a game of Kahoot, which allows competition between teams of students. Once completed, Kahoot provides a detailed report of each student's achievement.
Kahoot was the first game-based formative assessment tool that I used in my classroom, and since I am a "techie teacher," it was probably the first game-based formative assessment most of my students had played. My students then, and my teachers now, love playing Kahoot because it's fast-paced, colorful, competitive, and fun. Setting up a Kahoot is fairly simple; come up with a question, give four answer choices, and throw in an image every once-in-awhile. When playing Kahoot, expect your classroom to be loud (in a good way). Kahoots are a great way to engage students while also allowing some fun competition in the classroom. - ChrisTuckerEdu
"Kahoot is wonderful! Students are 100% engaged at all times during a Kahoot. It is simple to make personal Kahoots or to search the large public library and edit them for your classroom needs. Video importing could use some work, but it is not an essential element to the program. Well worth the time to set it up!" - excerpt from the Graphite review fromJennifer B.
"My overall opinion of this product is that it is a user friendly product that students and teachers alike have loved in my district. I often times have students that will beg for a change of pace during a class, and I have several fun facts kahoots that are my go-to for a change of pace." - excerpt from the Graphite review from Carly W.
How Can You Use Kahoot in Your Classroom?
English - Use Kahoot to get students engaged in your class novel. Post questions about characters, motives, themes, etc. to get students talking about the book.
Math - Practice multiplication tables by posting multiplication problems as the questions and four possible answer choices. Whoever answers the questions quickly and correctly has obviously memorized those multiplication charts!
Science - Make vocabulary practice more fun by posting vocabulary words as the questions and possible definitions as the answer choices.
Social Studies - Use Kahoot to review the 50 states! Post an image of a state with four answer choices and see how well students are learning each state.
Are You Interested in Earning the Kahoot Badge? If so, complete the following steps!
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