Teacher Review for Kahoot!

Interactive Test Prep

Lashonda G.
Classroom teacher
Freeport High School
Freeport, NY
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My Grades 9, 10
My Subjects English Language Learning
My Rating
Learning Scores
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Individual
Small group
Student-driven work
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
I generally use this product to review content material after teaching, but prior to the assessment. However, it can also be used as a pre-assessment to gauge how much students already know about an upcoming unit/topic. I generally start a Kahoot with 5-10 questions depending on how much prep time I have. I like that I can save and add to it later. So as my units develop over the years, it is easy to add/edit my previous Kahoots. My students look forward to using Kahoot to review for exams, and I like being able to export the data. Kahoot will give you a breakdown of which students got which questions wrong, and allow you to see overall trends. I like that because it allows me to reteach any necessary standards before the real deal. Finally, my students love Kahoot so much that they often choose it as a class reward when they have built up enough points. They will search for pop culture Kahoots, or holiday topics and they really enjoy trying those topics too. I always learn a lot from those random quizzes! Pros Easy to use Highly engaging requires students to pay close attention Can easily search for Kahoots that already exist about a given topic Can easily search for Kahoots by another person Kahoots save to your account You can add photos or videos to questions Data can be exported Cons Sometimes students get so wrapped up in points, that they don't fully pay attention to the questions/answer choices. Can be time consuming to retype questions and individual answer choices individually PRO TIP: If you plan to export the data, make sure that all of your students ut their real names, and not nicknames like the site asks for.
My Take
Overall, I love Kahoot as a review tool because it keeps my students engaged and allows me to get valuable data. I recommend it to colleagues frequently.