How I Use It
Kahoot is great to use with learners of all ages. I've used it with adults to review specific content during a professional development training or as an energizer to increase energy levels - which it definitely does! The ease of creating questions and connectivity with a smart phone, iPad or laptop make it simple to use. Participants can really get competitive as it awards higher points for the quicker a person responds with the correct answer. Kahoot provide the correct answer after each question, and indicates how many people answered correctly, which allow the teacher and learners immediate feedback on whether content needs to be reviewed, or everyone understands.
The engagement level of participants with Kahoot is very high. They enjoy trying to see how quickly they can answer to gain more points and like knowing immediately if they answered a question correctly. Individuals can each connect, or if they don't all have a smartphone or tablet, small teams can be formed. The small team aspect allows for learners of different levels work together to increase everyone's understanding. Kahoot is easy enough for students to create their own quiz over content learned, or as a quick review during a lesson or training when energy and immediate feedback on understanding is needed. By selecting different types of questions, and the answers, you can make the information a simple review, or go more in-depth with learning. This can be used both before learning as a pre-assessment, during instruction as a formative assessment, or after learning has occurred to see how much knowledge students have retained. Questions can be read aloud to students by the teacher or a paraeducator to adapt for younger students or struggling learners. You determine what type of question format to use and how many seconds people have to submit their answer and can allow more or less time based on learners. Kahoot is a fun, energetic, engaging and quick way to review content that can be used in any content area.