Thursday, July 17, 2014

Kahoot in the Classroom

Flashback.... to two weeks ago when the mystery classmate in AD 662 stood up to give his presentation.  Parts of the classroom predicted that his presentation would take about 3 minutes and 12 seconds while the other side of the classroom was checking e-mail or facebook until he popped up the Kahoot code screen.  Almost immediately the entire classroom of uninterested and preoccupied adult students were a buzz.  "Wait, what's the website," "What do I type," "WAIT!!! I'm not ready!!!" were all things that were being shouted from one side of the room to the other.

What does this mean for your classroom?


Using Kahoot in the classroom is a way to engage students and gather data quickly.  I could see using this in my classroom in many ways, however, my school does not have a 1:1 program or a BYOD program therefore we would need to check out a mobile lab or take a trip to the computer lab.

- exit tickets
- quizzes
- attendance questions
- ice breakers
- review games
- back to school night

Please share any other classroom ideas you have! -KC

1 comment:

  1. I'm exploring this tool too! Just like you, I was astounded by the response our class had in AD 662 when one of the students used this in a presentation. If adults get that excited about it, kids will probably be even more engaged! So far, I've mostly looked into the ways to use Kahoot with students, but I love your idea of using it at back to school night. I'm sure that parents would appreciate an opportunity to actively participate rather than just being talked at all evening!