Teacher Review for Kahoot!

Good fun activity but learning is actually low

Victoria R.
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My Subjects English Language Arts, Arts, World Languages, English-Language Learning
My Rating
Learning Scores
Engagement
Pedagogy
Support
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned No
I Would Recommend It No
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great with General
How I Use It
I got to know it in teacher training workshops, have seen other teachers use it and have tried it with some students occassionally.
My Take
I find that even though it is great fun it doesn´t actually help learning and goes nowhere to develop learner independence. To me, it is more of a gimmick and one of those activities that Tom Bennet in Running The Classroom describes as games that are remembered more for the sake of the game than for the learning acquired through it. That certainly was my own personal experience when I first tried it in the teacher´s workshop. It was incredibly fun, engaging and... sadly, cognitively empty. In my experience, there are plenty other activities that can engage the students, not actually less caring about making their lives richer rather than my lessons more quick fun based.