How I Use It
I used this in my classroom as an exit ticket to one of my lessons. Students loved the engagement with the "game-like" scenario. This helped me find out where my students stood with content after the lesson. I thing that I didn't really care for was the fact that I always had the same students at the top of the list after each question. This was frustrating to the students who were not the best readers due to the game being based on the "quickness of the click". I really like this for Professional Development sessions also. It really livens up the crowd and gets everyone involved in the topic.
I think this is a great tool to break the ice or see where your students stand with the content you are teaching. The formative assessment piece is great and lets me know whats going on after teaching. This serves my teaching better by allowing the students to regroup and see what they know after I teach, it also allows for some fun after teaching. Again, I dislike that some students were always the winners because they were just better readers in general, but Kahoot is really a hoot! Students can get pretty competitive! Kahoot is also great when doing Professional Development sessions for staff. You can create a game with all the teachers and make coming back to school or ending the year on a fun note! I really like showing other teachers this tool, because its so east to use and is helpful to teachers. The reports after the games are also nice.