How I Use It
I have used Kahoot! in many different ways. It is a great tool for a quick formative assessment, each question gives results to show how students have answered so that feedback can be given immediately. The questions progress by command, so the teacher feedback can be as in-depth as necessary. Kahoot! is also a fun way to get students to create quizzes. Students I have worked with were very excited at the idea of creating a game for their friends to play. Kahoot! also supports images and Youtube videos in the questions, allowing for many different opportunities for visuals. Kahoot! works best when it is used as break in instruction for students to practice some of what they have learned while the ideas are still fresh, and for the students to create their own quizzes. I also love the fact that the students do not need an account to play (although they would need one to create). In my experience, one weakness is that students are sometimes kicked out of a game due to connectivity or server issues, but they can re-enter the game on the next question.
I find Kahoot! to be a very useful tool. It serves to streamline formative assessment for teachers and students in order to best distribute and utilize timely feedback. When used in such a way, it stays on the enhancement end of SAMR, but when Kahoot! is put in the hands of students to create questions based on the content they have learned, find supporting visuals, and then quiz their friends, it moves up into the transformation levels.