App of the Month – Kahoot!

The App for May is Kahoot!.

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What is it?

Kahoot! is a multi-platform tool that you can use to administer quizzes, discussions or surveys. The tool uses turns learning into a game, getting the entire classroom involved in the learning activity. The kahoot that you create could be displayed in the front of your classroom while your students answer questions using their smartphones, computers or tablets. Your Kahoot! activity can be done on an individual basis or on a team basis.

Why this app?

Use Kahoot! to promote a more lively environment in your classroom. Get your students excited to start their next classes. Using Kahoot! in your classroom can also promote social well-being by grouping your students into teams; your students will need to work together in order to be successful in the competition. The game-like environment of Kahoot! can make learning competitive, pitting your students against each other to see who has learned the most.

You are also provided with four different ways to create a kahoot:

  • Quiz
    A multiple-choice question style, allowing you to assign right/wrong answers and turning points on/off.
  • Survey
    Alike a quiz, but without right/wrong answers. There is no point system or scoreboards; however, you will see a graph showing how many students chose each answer.
  • Discussion
    You can facilitate a quick discussion by using the discussion tool. This is alike the survey tool, but with only one question.
  • Jumble
    This kahoot is like a quiz, but challenges your students to put answers in the correct order rather than selecting one correct answer.

Play an example of a Kahoot! game below.

How does it work?

  1. Sign up for a free Kahoot! account at https://www.kahoot.com/
  2. If you wish to use the mobile version of Kahoot!, download the Kahoot! app on the Apple store. or on the Google Play Store.
  3. Once you have created your free Kahoot! account or have logged in, you will see four options to create a new kahoot: Quiz, Jumble, Discussion, Survey.
  4. Select your kahoot type and fill in a title and description for your kahoot.
  5. Click the big plus “+” button under your kahoot description to add a question.
  6. Once you have created your question, click Next to save, and continue building your kahoot or click Save in the top-right corner to finish.
  7. Organize your cards by drag and dropping your cards into its desired progression.
  8. You can now test out your quiz by previewing it.
  9. Play your kahoot and choose whether you want your students to be in teams or play as individuals!

What is ‘Kahoot!’?:

What next?

After a lesson, play your kahoot with your classroom to test their knowledge. You can further incentivize your kahoot by rewarding winning teams or individuals with prizes. If your students study in study groups, encourage your students to create their own kahoots to test each other during their study sessions. The Kahoot! app is available for download on the Apple store or Google Play Store. While Kahoot! works on mobile, creating your Kahoot! works best on your web browser at https://www.kahoot.com

What do you think?

Tell us if you like this app, or if you don’t, tell us what app you use instead. Figured out another way of integrating the app into learning? Tweet us @UBC_ETS! We’d love to hear from you.