How I Use It
Kahoot has quickly become one of the most popular tools around campus. Normally the teacher runs the game from their desktop and projector, and students play along on their devices (almost any device will work as a response tool). Teachers of all grade levels and subjects use it to reinforce skills, check comprehension, review vocabulary and add interactivity to any lesson. Students often ask if a Kahoot game is going to accompany a lesson. Teachers like the (instant) feedback provided on-screen by the app.
I believe Kahoot is one of the best response tools available, favored over socrative, Nearpod, and several others. Lessons are quick and easy to create, and students know how to join in almost instinctively. Some of the "less techy" teachers on campus have been able to get started with little to no assistance. There are also a wide variety of pre-made Kahoots to go along with popular books, math lessons, grammar skills, and social studies topics. It is an excellent tool if you are looking to check comprehension at the end of chapter or reinforce learning. The only items Kahoot is not well suited for are questions that require essay length answers or vast, open ended comprehension topics. I think you will enjoy using Kahoot in your classroom and will be surprised at how much the students enjoy it as well.