Kahoot!

It’s been a while since my last post! But I’m back with a recommendation you really must try! Kahoot is a free site which allows teachers to run a quiz on a large screen, while children use their own devices individually or in teams to respond (think the old voting systems that cost thousands, a bit like Ask the Audience of Who Wants to be a Millionaire!). 

There are thousands and thousands of quizzes already created by teachers – you can use these as they are or you have the option to edit them. You can also create your own. Afterwards the results are downloadable so it’s a fabulous assessment for learning tool. 

The children in my school absolutely love Kahoot! and request to play it frequently! It’s a fabulous way to brighten up potentially dull subject matter (present perfect tense anyone?!) which provides excellent opportunities for pupil-pupil discussion  and feedback and can give a teacher real insight into their pupils’ understanding. I have lost count of the number of times I have seen children make progress through the course of just one quiz. 

Head to getkahoot.com to sign up for a free teacher  account and just give it a go!

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