Thursday, December 4, 2014

The Kahoot Craze


Have you heard about Kahoot?

My students go CRAZY over Kahoot.  My coworker, Mr. Baptie, told me about Kahoot at the beginning of the year and once you Kahoot with your class you can never go back.

Kahoot is a fun online way to review information. It is quite easy. You create a test with whatever information you would like to review. After you create the test, Kahoot will generate a game pin. Yours students log on to https://kahoot.it/#/ and they create nickname to log on. (This is the really fun part for my third graders!) Depending on how quickly and correctly students answer questions depends on where they rank on the scoreboard.

The benefits for the teacher... If a student gets the answer correct, the computer screen turns green and if the student gets it wrong the computer screen turns red.  It is a great way for you assess within in seconds. 
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Now go get your Kahoot on....

10 comments:

  1. This is great! I can't wait to start Kahoot-ing with my class!
    Thanks for sharing!
    ~Stacie
    www.smocussmocus.blogspot.com

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  2. Sarah,

    This is a great suggestion. I am absolutely addicted to making new Kahoot games. My students go crazy for them. Maybe next week I will post some tips for making them with images quickly and easily. Its too much to share in the comments here. Thanks for the post!

    Shane
    Math is FunDamental

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  3. This sounds so fun! I will have to try it out with my class. Thanks for linking up!
    ~Kristen
    Chalk & Apples
    Teaching Trio

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  4. Can't wait to check this out!
    Juliet

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  5. I can't wait to try this!! Do your students do this on their own time or are you a 1 to 1 classroom?

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    1. Kathie- My students are 1:1 and we do this as a class! I actually have to enforce "silent" cheering because they get so excited!

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  6. We just did our first Kahoot! last week and they have asked for one each day ever since. Yes, please let's have more formative assessments that they think are games. :)

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    1. Isn't it the best!! They have no idea that they are being assessed!

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    2. Yes it is wonderful! Now I have to find the time to keep making them for them. It is a good problem to have - kids wanting to be assessed. ;)

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