Watch this great YouTube video or read through the instructions below to get started:
- Go to Getkahoot.com to create a free account
- Watch the Quickcast videos on the Kahoot website to learn how to create a Kahoot quiz, discussion or survey. You can also practice playing using a public one.
- Begin by pressing the purple PLAY button.
- Select the advanced settings you desire ( ) and launch Kahoot on the screen in the front of the classroom.
- Students can join the game by going to kahoot.it on their iPad or personal device, and entering the game PIN shown on the screen at the front of the room.
- Students should enter their nickname or ID and it will show up on the display.
- Students will then use their iPad or personal device to answer each question. Speed and accuracy determine the Kahoot points awarded. The goal is to get as many points as possible and to move to the top of the leaderboard. (Note: The leaderboard displays the top 5 scores).
- The teacher (quiz master) can download the results of the quiz to Excel to see how each students answered and to see how quickly the answer was given.
After students have become accustomed to playing Kahoot, challenge them to develop their own Kahoot quizzes to encourage creativity and critical thinking.
- Students will conduct research to build background and collect content to use in their quizzes.
- Students will need to create their own free Kahoot accounts using this link: https://getkahoot.com/register/ (Note: Students under 16 years of age must supply their birthday and an email address).
- Students create their quiz and save it to their account.
- Students then serve in the instructor's role as they play back their quizzes for classmates using Steps. 3-8 above).
- Sample lesson plan for having students create their own Kahoot projects: Challenging Students to Ask Their Own Great Questions