How I Use It
I have used Kahoot in many lessons that I have taught this year. This program works when students have access to an internet browswer, through personal devices or computers.
I have used Kahoot as a formative assessment with my class. Kahoot is an easy way to administer quizzes, surveys, or discussions with your class. Personally, I prefer to use it as a quiz. I have created my own quiz, as well as downloaded pre-made quizzes.
The best part about this program is that it automatically collects and organizes student data into an Excel spreadsheet. This is great data to use as a formative way to guide future instruction, provide differentiation, or develop remediation groups.
Students LOVE using Kahoot. Specifically, I have used it with students in grades K-5, and it has kept them actively engaged throughout the entire activity.
However, there are a couple downsides. For example, students cannot change a selected answer. So if they accidentally select the wrong choice, they are unable to go back and re-submit their choice. Another negative aspect of the program is the maximum time limit for a question is 2 minutes. It would be helpful if this time was extended, for higher-level thinking and problem solving activities.
Overall, this is a great tool to use with your class! Students love it and it is an amazing data collection for formative assessment that the teacher can use!
If you ever give your students multiple choice question Exit Tickets, Kahoot will save you time grading and organizing that data. I have showcased this tool to many teachers that I work with, and all of them enjoy using it with their class.