Most schools encourage teachers to use technology in the classroom, but finding ways to seamlessly integrate technology into class plans can be difficult. Aside from Google Drive and online learning management systems, Kahoot! is the latest addition to many classrooms and it’s here to make learning fun. Here are some ways for teachers to effectively use Kahoot! in the classroom to facilitate learning.
What is “Kahoot!”?
Kahoot! is a game-based learning and trivia platform. What makes Kahoot! so great is that it has uses beyond the classroom; it can be used in offices and social settings, making it a hit for all ages. This means that some parents may be familiar with Kahoot! as well. Kahoot! can be used from any device (through the website or the app), making learning fun and inclusive in all contexts for all ages. Teachers can create multiple choice games related to class content that students can play as a class by entering the game code on their app or device. Kahoot! offers a multitude of other forms of games related to class content that can make learning fun.
Uses for “Kahoot!” in the Classroom
Instead of using a worksheet at the end of a lesson for assessment, consider using Kahoot! It’s a fun and effective way to measure which concepts your students understand fully — and which might need reinforcement. If you’re looking to end class on an exciting note, Kahoot! is a great way to have fun while also utilizing class concepts. Looking for a way to energize your students? Use Kahoot! as a bellringer or class starter to get students engaged at the beginning of class. You can also use Kahoot! before introducing a new concept as a form of pre-assessment to see how much students know about the new content. It can be used throughout a lesson to measure student engagement and understanding. This can be done by introducing content, then using Kahoot! to see what students understand and have them explain why the answer is correct.
Why Use “Kahoot!”?
Kahoot! offers many benefits in the classroom. Because of its flexibility, Kahoot! can be used in various subjects — even physical education. Kahoot! is a great way to keep students engaged because it focuses on social learning and makes it fun. It’s also simple to use because it works on any device and players don’t have to create an account. Most importantly, it’s free for teachers and students.
If you’re looking for a new way to reinforce class content or keep your students engaged, Kahoot! is the solution you’re looking for. Using Kahoot! will make your students enjoy coming to class and is sure to boost the morale during those trying times of the semester, such as exam prep. Whenever students use educational technology, it’s important to teach and emphasize digital citizenship. Monitoring software like LearnSafe re-enforces these lessons and assures a safe learning environment.
By Jonathan Mendoza