Kahoot for Teachers

What is Kahoot?

Released from Norway in 2013, this game-based learning platform is one of the most exciting educational tools on the market today. Teachers and students alike can’t get enough of this free cross-platform app and website. As of January 2018, this leader in educational technology boasts 70 million users in over 180 countries. It’s also been reported that Kahoot is being used by 50% of all United States K-12 students.

So what’s all the fuss about?

Well, Kahoot can be used to review and/or assess any topic, for any age or level. Kahoots are very easy to make and one click sharing always access to users worldwide. Scores can be recorded and multiple attempts can be made on any Kahoot. Imagine an old arcade game that has countless games and can be played by anyone around the world. This really is social learning at its best. Kahoot has a bunch of ready-to-play collections for math, science, ELA, and history so teachers don’t need to prepare anything.

How does it work?

When a Kahoot is launched, users are given a randomly generated PIN from the host, which players can enter on the Kahoot website from any device or computer with a web browser and internet connection. Players create nicknames and get ready to compete against other live users in a timed multiple choice battle. Questions and up to four possible answers appear on the host’s screen while corresponding colored shapes appear on the user’s screen. One tap on a colored shape seals the user’s fate, as points are given for correct answers and the speed of those answers. Points add up and the one with the most at the end is the winner. A Kahoot could have one or one hundred questions, and as mentioned this can be used for fun or for serious review. Student are immediately engaged and enjoy the fun and excitement of this educational tool.

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