Fun Learning with Kahoot!

kahootThe last few years I have shared Kahoot! with colleagues, friends, pre-service teachers and students. It is always a hit! I use it mostly as a revision tool in History and Geography. Although, my students now create Kahoots in their presentations, as one group did in History, after sharing their migrant’s animation they invited the audience to enjoy a quiz…..very creative!

The girls LOVE it and it’s such a fun way to revisit work covered in class. It is easy to use, simply create an account  and start making quizzes of content from lessons, books or general knowledge….in fact anything, it could be a family quiz night! Once you have created a quiz you invite participants to open Kahoot! on either a computer or mobile device. They will then enter the ‘pin’ code for that quiz and a nickname, once everyone is on, the game starts….I love the excitement the theme music evokes!!!Kahoot! 1

It is a great ‘fun learning game’ which can be multiple choice questions with text, images, diagrams and videos. This might work… here is one I made for Book Week as an example of types of questions and the time allocated to answer. I used this one at the end of year with my History girls…..they loved it and did very well! Many prizes were won 🙂 It has videos and was played in teams….heaps of fun!

seniorgirls1The senior students also enjoyed the literature ones I made for ‘Book Week’ lunch time activities. It could be used as a way of sharing books…..use it instead of reading-logs!

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Working in teams

I also engaged parents at our annual Readers’ Cup event, it was so exciting. This year I’m intending to use Kahoot! for the whole event. The girls will work in teams and now Kahoot! has created ‘Podium’ I will be able to see the scores of the first three teams. I’m really inspired to get away from using so much paper 🙂

       Having fun and learning by playing!

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Jackie Child
Jackie Child has been teaching primary aged students for 40 years in a number of countries. She is passionate about how children learn through constructivist pedagogy. She is a Teacher Librarian at St Aidan’s Anglican Girls’ School and a sessional tutor at Griffith University for pre-service teachers. Jackie doesn’t believe in standing still, there is always plenty to ‘do’ and learn!

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