Kahoot! – Game-based learning


Kahoot! let you easily create an engaging session of learning and assessment for your class. The attitude of a passive audience suddenly become active and responsive thanks to games based on quick, colourful multiple choices, points given to the fastest correct answer, interaction with the remote controller (your smartphone or tablet) and real-time ranking. You can choose between hundreds of Kahoots made by other people in the community or create your own one. To create a Kahoot! is a very easy and guided process: you can start a Quiz (with reviews and rewards), a  Discussion, a Survey or, the newest option, a Jumble (a game that requires to drag and give an order to answers). Once your Kahoot! is done participants just need to join into a specif URL (and to enter a PIN) to start playing. It is very effective with a projector or a big screen to show all the answers, the winners and statistics. In order to be always up-to-date and to get some nice idea on how to use it there is a very nice blog to look at.

CC BY 2.0 by Kevin Jarrett ( https://www.flickr.com/photos/kjarrett/15048547040 )

 

Quick references:

Name: Kahoot!
Company: Kahoot!
Website: https://kahoot.com
Licence: Free
Type of Software: Web Editor and Player – Optional Mobile App
What the software does: Gamification of learning, quizzes, games.
Platform: Web (Editor and Player), iOS and Android App
Documentation: online help and support centre, UserVoice support page, YouTube channel.
Description by the company:

Create

Create a fun learning game in minutes – we call these ‘kahoots’. You can make a series of multiple choice questions or try our new game – Jumble. The format and number of questions are entirely up to you. Add videos, images and diagrams to your questions to amplify engagement.

Play

Kahoots are best played in a group setting, like a classroom. Players answer the questions on their own devices, while games are displayed on a shared screen to unite the lesson. It creates a ‘campfire moment’ encouraging players to look up and celebrate together. Besides creating your own kahoots, you can search among millions of existing games.

Share

Social learning promotes discussion and pedagogical impact, whether players are in the same room or on the other side of the globe. After a game, encourage players to create and share their own kahoots to deepen understanding, mastery and purpose, as well as engage in peer-led discussions. When a learner becomes a leader, that’s a true magic moment!

Source: https://kahoot.com/what-is-kahoot/

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