How Kahoot Can Help Teachers to Engage Students


How are Teachers Using Kahoot?

Kahoot - a game-based classroom response system was launched in 2013. This platform offers educators engaging way to test the learning and knowledge of their students.

Kahoot uses game-based learning approach to inspire creation and research in students. Its game-based system is very entertaining unlike other traditional quiz procedure. 

Since Kahoot is a great platform for creating a fun, social and game-like environment in the classroom, teachers worldwide are using it in their classrooms.

How to Use Kahoot?

You can get stared with Kahoot simply by creating an account; it’s free for everyone, be it a teacher, student or any other user. Users just need to fill the basic information in order to complete the profile. You just need to follow these simple steps:

  • Visit GetKahoot.com
  • Choose your role
  • If applicable give your school
  • Put username, email and password
  • After filling click on ‘create account’

With Kahoot, you can:

  • Ask thought provoking questions
  • Students, take control of their own learning
  • Easy-to-use, inclusive & highly engaging

How Does It Work?

You can use Kahoot using any device such as Windows Phone, iPad, iPod, Chromebook and much more. You can see the full list here.

  • Create and Share Questions
  • Powerful Classroom Engagement Tool
  • Educators challenge learners to ask their own questions
  • Learners become leaders by asking their questions back
  • Answer questions through a powerful classroom engagement tool

Using Kahoot in the Classroom

This is a game-based platform where students are encouraged to be leaders by researching, creating and presenting quizzes. They conduct research themselves on a given topic and also encourage their classmates to learn.

Kahoot saves the result of every quiz played over the platform.  When learners start quizzing they need to enter their nickname and their recorded scores are saved in their profile. This unique feature makes Kahoot an engaging platform.

Ms. Camille Sanders - a Teacher at Carrollton Jr. High School says, “Kahoot is a fun way to engage students. It can be used as a review for formative assessment. Students sign in using a class code. I have students use real names so that I can use the data results for instruction. Kahoot provides real time results that can be downloaded for use. Teachers can create games or use games in the public area.”

Learners of all age can benefit from Kahoot. Today, many students possess smart devices, and by using Kahoot on their own devices, students can actually make group learning fun.

About the Author
Author: Prasanna Bharti
Prasanna is a blogger by profession, and loves to write about education technology. Her write-ups intend to provide a deep insight about enormous resources and ideas available to make learning better and effective with the use of technology.

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