Teacher Review For Kahoot!

Brings out the competitive nature in students.

Darren D.
Classroom teacher
Cottonwood Creek Elementary School
Englewood, CO
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My Grades K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
EdTech Mentor
My Rating 3
Learning Scores
Engagement 4
Pedagogy 3
Support 3
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Creation
Small group
Whole class
Great with ELL
How I Use It
I used Kahoot with a Technology Specials rotation class as a formative assessment. The ability to ask multiple choice questions and import an image helped support ELA students while making for an engaging game. Kahoot offers a discussion and survey function that can be easily launched from a computer.Students quickly became accustomed to the format of the system. However, the actual question for the student fails to appear on the student machine, instead they see a color and geometric shape embedded in the color square. Basically, students need to be able to see a projected image on the board or interactive board in order to see the question. I found this to be a limitation as students needed to get out of their seat to see the question, but would run back to their computer due to the competitive nature of the game. The competitive nature did increase the engagement for students.
My Take
As a teaching tool, Kahoot offers quick formative assessments or opportunities to practice content such as vocabulary. Since students fail to see the questions populated on their screen, running the game can be chaotic and disruptive. Until the company adds the ability to push out questions, I would experiment with the program, but would avoid using it on a consistent basis.