As the number of personal and portable devices increase in the classroom, a number of websites and teachers are taking advantage of the educational possibilities. As the debate of “should cell phones belong in the classroom” rages on, a few smart educators are getting ahead of the curve and using interactive websites and polls to engage students. On February 11th I spoke about Poll Everywhere and how you just need a cell phone and the ability to text. Well today’s phones can do a lot more than text and Kahoot is a great way to get your students interacting with the presentation.
February 27th – Kahoot
Kahoot is an interactive online game which the creator makes a series of questions and gives 4 possible answers for each – then the user uses a a device – either smartphone or laptop – to answer them, the trick? It’s timed for point values. This “gamification” of a multiple choice quiz can be very effective for students to focus on a goal.
The creator (teacher) also has access to the students answers and can create a spreadsheet based on the username that answered the Kahoot.
Kahoot is a great resource and I’ve only scratched the surface of what it can do – but once you try in a class, the kids will be hooked!