Friday, December 30, 2016

Kahoot! Make Learning Awesome!

Do you use Kahoot!
My Team Newell students LOVE IT!

What is Kahoot!
Kahoot! is a free game-based learning platform that makes it fun to learn – any subject, in any language, on any device, for all ages!

Kahoot is a collection of questions on specific topics. Created by teachers, students, business-people and social users, they are asked in real-time, to an unlimited number of “players”, creating a social, fun and game-like learning environment. 

Players answer questions displayed at the front of the room on their personal device, motivated to answer correctly and score the most points. The faster someone answers a question correctly, the more points they get. The top 5 highest points scorers are displayed on the leaderboard at the front in-between each question, and the ultimate winner is shown at the end. Results, including who answered what for each question, can be downloaded afterwards.
Kahoot! with a Purpose:
There are 4 game modes, 
but a million ways to use Kahoot! 

Discussion Question Example:

Quiz Question Example:

Jumble Question Example:
Discussion Question with Video Clip Example:

If you are not comfortable making your own! There are 13.1 million public Kahoots! to use!
If you already use Kahoot! Jumble 
is a brand new game that your students will love! 
This new game style has been designed to help promote Higher order thinking strategies and to make lessons more engaging than ever.

Team Mode Seating

We use flexible seating in Team Newell so
students sit differently depending on which Kahoot we are using.   

Pre-Test and Post-Test Seating

Aside from being a great way to engage and focus a whole room of students, quizzes can be used to formatively assess the knowledge of each individual in the room, and adapt their learning accordingly. They can be used to track progress of individuals over time, and inspire learners to enquire further by creating their own quizzes.
You can download data at anytime!

3D Pre-Test

3D Post -Test

Pre-Test Results


I use pre-test & post-test data to guide instruction. It's easy to determine small groups for  intervention and acceleration. 

I love the data that Kahoot! provides.

These results on the Post-Test show that many of my students need more instruction 
on composing and decomposing 3D shapes. 

My 2nd graders have their own
 Kahoot! Accounts. 
They love creating their own Kahoots and sharing them with friends in small groups or with the whole class on the Smart Board.  

This year, our 1st Kahoot was a 
All About Me quiz
I used the Smart Board to guide them
as they worked on their chromebooks. 
 By the 3rd question, they caught on and  completed their quiz alone.  
You can download a template to guide your students while making their own Kahoots

Kids love playing Team Mode.

Oopppsss Jacob forgot a capital letter. 
He can go back to edit each question.  

 I was shocked to find out that my students don't know Jacob as well as that I thought!

When we get back from winter break, students will work in small groups to create their own comprehension quizzes. 

I hope you try Kahoot!
It's worth it!

Kahoot! has an amazing blog to help you out!

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