As described on their website, https://getkahoot.com/, Kahoot! is a game-based classroom response system. My first graders are SO competitive and Kahoot! definitely captures their attention the entire time we are playing. I use iPads to play Kahoot! in my classroom. But I love that teachers and students can use this system with computers too.
Next, your students will enter their name. When I play in groups, I have my students just use their initials. Seventeen first graders trying to type their names is just not a good idea.
Your students will know that they have joined the game when they see this on their screen AND…
…when they see their name show up.
Once all of your kids are in, you can begin with the questions. This is a Kahoot! that I made for our story this week, Amelia Bedelia. When creating the questions, you can make them worth points or you can choose not to make them worth points.
This is what the students will see on their screen. They’ll have to look on the board to view the question and the choices. Then, they touch the shape for the correct answer. There is a timer for each question. It ranges from 30 seconds to 120 seconds.
The scoreboard shows how many points were earned and the position of each player. You earn more points for answering quickly.
At the end of the quiz, the game will announce the winner. Go and try Kahoot! at least one time in your classroom. My kids literally beg me to use Kahoot! every day. What’s best is that there are tons of kahoots that are already made. So, if you want to practice with your class using a pre-made kahoot game, you have that option. With a little searching, you can find a kahoot on just about any topic.