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LDT Online: Kahoot!

LDT Online: Kahoot!

Alicia Marie Alicia Marie King earned this badge on Jun 28, 2017

Kahoot! is a tool that allows you to ‘gamify’ your classroom or lecture by creating discussions, surveys, or multiple-choice quiz-games (called ‘kahoots’) to assess learning. Students respond to kahoot questions with a computer, tablet, or phone over the internet. Kahoot! then provides the teacher with data reports on students’ performance. 

Challenges

  • Kahoot! as a tool

    Reflect on the various ways that Kahoot! could be used in the educational, training, or personal learning environments. From your selected perspective, describe two different examples where Kahoot! could be integrated and used. In both cases, explain why Kahoot! could positively impact learning.

    Use the open text area to submit your reflective response. As a suggestion, you may want to first compose your response in a word processed document, check for all editing that needs to be completed, save your response so that you can access it later, if needed, and then copy and paste your response in the open text area for this challenge.

    Kahoot is a fun way to involve students and adults in multiple activities. A teacher can arrange a survey to plan a certain event with students to show fair majority answers. It is also a great formative assessment piece to assess understanding. This feedback can then be reviewed by a teacher and used to shape future instruction to benefit the students in areas where they might still be struggling. A great way to use Kahoot is in a relaxed setting. Teachers often use Kahoot quizzes to review for tests or to review learned material.

    It can also be a great tool to introduce a concept. A teacher can gauge prior knowledge of a certain topic before beginning formal instruction by administering a Kahoot quiz. A wise choice would then be to use the same Kahoot at the end of the unit to demonstrate growth and compare results.
  • Using Kahoot!

    Step-by-step instructions for completing this challenge 

    1. Review these Kahoot! tutorials
      1. Starting tutorial
      2. Step-by-step Kahoot!
      3. Student clicker alternative Kahoot!
      4. Optional: full tutorials and help center
    2. Go to the Kahoot! website to get started
    3. Complete each of the following*:
      • Select ‘Sign up for free!,’ choose ‘Teacher,’ and fill in your information.
      • There are 4 types of Kahoots: quiz, jumble, discussion, and survey. Select ‘quiz.’
      • Chose a relevant educational topic for the content of your quiz.
      • Name your quiz.
      • Create your quiz:
        1. Your quiz needs to have 5 questions. (Just as an FYI, each question must have at least 2 answer options.)
        2. Change the time limit on at least 1 question.
        3. Add an image to at least 1 question.
        4. Add a YouTube video to at least 1 question. Edit the timing on the video so it is not longer than 15 seconds.
        5. When you are finished writing your questions and answers, select ‘Save & continue.’ Reorder your questions if desired then select ‘Save & continue’ again.
        6. Fill out the ‘Before you finish…’ page and then ‘Save & continue.’
        7. Give your quiz a cover image and select ‘Done.’
        8. Preview your Kahoot. (It will have you play.) Make edits as necessary.
        9. Share your Kahoot. Upload your link in the link upload area of this challenge.
        10. Create a screencast of you playing your created Kahoot.  Split your screen an on half of the screen show the screen of the Kahoot quiz question being presented, on the other half of your screen show the student response screen.  Go through several of the questions and show how it works as the questions are presented and the responses are made.  Go slow enough so all actions can be recorded.  You only need to show a few of the overall questions within the screencast. 

    Criteria for successful completion of this challenge

    Deliverables have been uploaded in the appropriate format, with all the required items described (see below), and are fully accessible by the grader.

    Deliverables for this challenge

    1 link  to a Kahoot! Quiz

    • Kahoot! quiz is 5 questions long
    • The topic of the Kahoot! is educationally relevant
    • The Kahoot! has an appropriate cover photo and title
    • 1 quiz question contains a picture
    • 1 quiz question contains a YouTube video of 15 seconds or less
    • 1 quiz question has an altered time limit (standard time is 30 seconds)

    1 link to a screencast that shows a split screen demonstrating the use of the quiz from both the presenter and student/participate viewpoint.

    NOTE: If you don't know what a screencast is or how to create one, then click on the following links. You will quickly find a variety of uses for these easy to use applications.