Technology Integration Newsletter-September 18, 2014
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Kahoot is a web-based game that is fully customizable and has commonly been used by teachers in nearly every grade level and content area, although I could see it used best from grades 2-12. The game itself is very user friendly and easy to play on iPads and Chromebooks alike. Students at the high school level also have enjoyed playing on their mobile devices.
If you are looking for a fun and engaging way to do formative assessments, look no further! Kahoot is a way to review concepts with your students in the style of a popular trivia game. It combines elements of a student response system (like the clickers) with suspenseful sound and friendly competition. This creates a truly engaging atmosphere that captivates all students in the room, even my most reluctant learners!
My favorite part about Kahoot is the data generated by the game following a round of play. You have the option to download an Excel spreadsheet that shows each student's name and how they answered each question. This allows teachers to adjust lessons and review content if needed.
To get started:
Go to getkahoot.com and create a free account.
To access your kahoot account and create new games, go to create.kahoot.com
For students to play a game you created, they will go to kahoot.it
Kahoot Tutorial Video
iPad App of the Week: Rhyme to Read
Kahoot Question Results
This image shows the result of a Kahoot question that has been answered. The colors and symbols guide students to answer questions. They read a question off of the smart board and choose the answer by clicking the correct color/shape on their device.
Building a Kahoot
This image shows the teacher view of building questions in Kahoot. Teachers can add images, which display in the center. You then enter a question at the top and four answers at the bottom, indicating which is correct by changing the color of the button next to the answer.
Rhyme to Read
This image shows 12 of the 20 phonetic books available in Rhyme to Read. Each book focuses on one word family and introduces sight words that repeat in subsequent books.