I was in a 4th grade math class today when I got Kahooted! The students had been anticipating it all class. A few times during the lesson the teacher asked them if they wanted to play… YES was the reply each time. All they had to do was get their work completed so they could apply their learning with this awesome tool. I was excited to see what all the buzz was about….
What is Kahoot?
According to their website, Kahoot is a game-based classroom response system. Our kids were using their iPads, desktops and laptops to participate. With a little design work from the teacher (she created the questions and answers that were linked to the lesson), and some focus on the purpose of the tool, it really didn’t take much to energize an entire class (myself included).
The students had been working on rounding during the lesson. The 6 questions that the teacher posed during the Kahoot simply allowed the kids to apply their learning in a fun, game-based approach. Even better, the teacher could take the information garnered from the activity (think formative assessment) and determine how well the students understood the material.
So why don’t you try it out and get Kahoot?