How I Use It
I use this for quiz review. I create a Kahoot and have students participate in teams to answer the questions. It is fun, allows for the use of cell phones in class (they LOVE that!), and best of all, the app is free, so they can quickly access Kahoot! at any time. If students cannot install apps, you can also access the mobile website. By having students compete in teams, no one feels singled out. Teams also allows me to pair stronger students with those who need more practice. When I found Kahoot!, I immediately started implementing it in my classroom. It was that easy and that engaging. And my students LOVE the competition aspect.
This app allows you to create quizzes that students respond to using smart phones or tablets. Quizzes can be single or multiple questions and allow for text and images. You show the quiz at the front of the room on a TV screen or interactive whiteboard, and students use tablets or smartphones to responds. If every students has access to a device, you can have them work individually. If not, have them create teams. To differentiate, you can read the questions and answers. The app is similar to quiz games that are popular in bars and restaurants, where the quicker you respond, the higher the score, creating a friendly competition. The best part is that you can immediately gauge how well students have learned a particular concept without a written assignment or quiz.