Thursday, March 20, 2014
Liven Up Your Review Sessions with Kahoot!
With all of the technology that has been infused into our classrooms we knew there had to be a better way. This is why I was so eager to share this with all of you! Shelly Faust shared her excitement with me about Kahoot last week. She shared with me that it was "the most engaged she had seen her students all year!" Really? Isn't that what we are all striving to do? Engaged learners is the ultimate goal, and she has found a way that is working for her.
Kahoot is a game based student response system that brings competitiveness to the learning process. The teacher will either create a "Kahoot" or find one that has already been created which will provide the questions for the student. Then, each student will respond using their own device in a certain period of time and then the class is provided with instant feedback on whether they got the question right, how many students chose each available answer, and who the top 5 are in the class after that question. And like Shelly points out below, this is the perfect time to reteach or rephrase things that students may not be fully understanding.
How it has helped Shelly...