Teacher Review for Kahoot!

Fun and Engaging, but not particularly deep

My Rating
Learning Scores
Engagement
Pedagogy
Support
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned No
I Would Recommend It No
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Knowledge gain
Practice
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
ELL
General
Low literacy
How I Use It
I used it as a quick formative concept-check with my students.
My Take
Multiple choice questions are only as good as the various options/distractors. I find that because it's timed, students want to beat the clock rather than think carefully about the different options. When students write the questions they similarly write distractors as single word options. In short, it's fun and engaging, but the depth of thinking and the data it provides is not particularly actionable. I notice an over-reliance on Kahoot! because it's fun and competitive, but in terms of actual pedagogical practice, it's limited.