Teacher Review for Kahoot!

Game Theory gets students involved using Kahoot!

Cayla A.
Media specialist/librarian
East High School
Anchorage, United States
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My Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Arts, World Languages, English-Language Learning, Health & Wellness
My Rating
Learning Scores
Engagement
Pedagogy
Support
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Further application
Practice
Small group
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
ELL
General
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
I love Kahoot! to spot survey background knowledge on new content, to quickly assess current learning, and to motivate social students to take part. It can be used as a great icebreaker for the beginning of the semester, to inspire kids to work together as a team, and to
My Take
In my high school most students have phones and already have the Kahoot! app, so it just takes a few minutes to get a quiz assessment started if I have the content prepared in advance. The quizzes or games must be created online in advance of use. You do have access to a bank of games other folks have created, but many are not the best quality or are not specific enough for your content. You can divide students in groups (teams) or let them work individually. When you create quizzes, you get to choose different question types, and you can add graphics. I thought the instructions on creating a quiz were a little sparse, but I managed. You can do quite a bit with a free account, including saving your quizzes. My students love this activity. I'm guessing they might get burned out on it if it was overused. I say try it!