How I Use It
I use Kahoot as an assessment tool for my classes. The great thing about Kahoot is that you can use it with kids in many different grade levels. The game is differentiated and offers color and shape coded keys for student answers. This is great for young students (even my kindergarten students can use it) and for students with special needs and learning differences. This is a great way to spice up end of unit review, give interactive quizzes, and quick lesson assessments.
I love this product. It is easy to use and fun for students. I love that it works on multiple platforms and that it can be used in conjunction with our BYOD policy. Kids love the opportunities to use their phones in class. It does take some time to load questions into the program, but no more time than other tech devices that you use to create flash cards, etc. The kids don't seem to tire of Kahoot like they do the Jeopardy games and other interactive review products I use. The music seems to get them even more excited about submitting their answers. It would be great if the product offered an audio tool so you could record sound clips for students to listen to and answer questions about. A video component would be awesome as well. Altogether, it's a great way to engage students in authentic assessments of their learning.