Teacher Review For Kahoot!

Interactive Formative Assessment Win!

Bekka A.
Classroom teacher
Cabell Midland High School
Ona, WV
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My Grades 9
My Subjects Science
My Rating 2
Learning Scores
Engagement 5
Pedagogy 1
Support 1
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 Advanced learners
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
I have utilized Kahoot! as a formative assessment tool to gauge students prior knowledge and also at the end of new information to help differentiate instruction for the next day. You can use Kahoots! created by users who choose to make their created quizzes public, or create your own. I prefer to create my own questions to ensure the questions are rigorous enough to eliminate student guesses. When joining a Kahoot! make sure players use their real name in order to give the results from the quiz any relevance. You can download data from the Kahoot! into an Excel Spreadsheet to review students individual responses. At first the website seemed to glitch but after a few uses I had it figured out. I even had my students create their own Kahoots! for assigned learning targets from the semester to review for their final. The students were thoroughly engaged each time I implemented this into my instruction.
My Take
Great interactive tool for formative assessments, genius time filler for downtime or even to wake up students in the middle of a lesson, or the day. Simple enough to create as a fall back plan for each lesson. Students must be connected to the internet, I used iPads and or student phones. Students would occasionally be kicked out, during the game but this was enough to deter me from using it on a regular basis.