Students in our middle school have been using Kahoot both individually and collaboratively. Ms. Klein has found power in both instructional approaches, "When they compete individually, it serves as a formative assessment in which I can see where the mistakes are made and re-teach in the moment." Ms. Klein also shared that, "Competing as a team is good for getting them to work collaboratively. This can better engage students that are reluctant to participate individually in class." Specifically, students in one of Ms. Klein's classes were playing with Kahoot to select the correct use of verbs, definite and indefinite articles, and adjectives, when given a question. In some examples students had to select the appropriate article, and in others identify the sentence that had correct adjective agreement and verb choice.
Create: a fun learning game in minutes (we call these ‘kahoots’), made from a series of multiple choice questions. Add videos, images and diagrams to your questions to amplify engagement!
Play: Kahoots are best played in a group setting, like a classroom. Players answer on their own devices, while games are displayed on a shared screen to unite the lesson – creating a ‘campfire moment’ – encouraging players to look up.
Share: Social learning promotes discussion and pedagogical impact… whether players are in the same room or on the other side of the globe! After a game, encourage players to create and share their own kahoots to deepen understanding, mastery and purpose.