Looking for an engaging way to do formative assessment or class review? Kahoot has a game-style format that adds an element of friendly competition and can be accessed in a computer lab, with netbook labs, or through iPods (available for checkout from the district’s Information Services department).
There are a few different types of Kahoots available. Quiz is probably the most popular choice.
Once a Kahoot is created, click “Play” for students to access.
There are settings and additional options to choose each time the Kahoot is played. Once it is launched, a game pin number appears for students to enter via the website (or app).
Once all players have input the game pin on their devices, the teacher then clicks “Start.” Questions appear on the projected screen, and then the answer choices display for students to correlate to what is shown on their devices.
Points are awarded based on the fastest correct answer and a score sheet is shown after each question. Settings can allow for teachers to control the timing of how long questions, answer choices, and answer checks display. Teachers can also review after each question or for students to fill in a corresponding study guide to ensure that the focus is still on the content, even while students will be wildly excited about their success.
Engagement during a formative assessment and/or a review can help solidify students’ learning, and Kahoot can support teachers in doing just that! Go Kahoot it today!
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