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Kahoot
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A learning tool based on games and quizzes to gain knowledge, help you study, and to introduce new topics.

Description of the Tool

Kahoot is an educational based learning tool that you can use to access quick and easy quizzes, play trivia games, use as a study guide for classroom learning, or you can build your own surveys and assessments. With this tool you can search for fun and educational quizzes and games to play alone, or with multiple players. You can also create your own Kahoot quizzes or games, along with surveys and assessments to share with students, co-workers, family, or friends. Kahoot is designed to be shared through several different devices such as a computer, cell phone, ipad, or other type of device with web browser capabilities.

How to Use This Tool

When accessing the Kahoot website on your device, you have the option to play for free, with a required game pin supplied by the distributor, usually a teacher, or you can sign up and access more learning tools and capabilities through the website.
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Once you have registered for an account, you can play games, access trivia, and create a Kahoot of your own. You can also choose a role while registering. Choosing a role will help align your options when choosing games and working with all the other tools available. Role options include signing up as a teacher, a student, or for other social aspects. Although it is not necessary to sign up when playing a game facilitated by a distributor, I recommend signing up rather than just playing to get the most out of this tool.
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After you have logged on, you can start discovering everything this tool has to offer. You can start your exploration by searching for different Kahoots through the "Find Kahoots" tab at the top left of the page. You can search for Kahoots in any subject that sparks your interest, or any subject you are specifically trying to learn about. You can also search for something of interest, or search just for fun. There are several of games and quizzes already created that you can choose from and several pre-created categories that you can also search through, depending on the need. One other perk to registering for an account, is that you can also begin to build your own Kahoot. A new Kahoot is built through the "New K" tab located in the top right-hand corner at the top of the page. You can create new Kahoots consisting of quizzes, surveys, discussions, and games.
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When playing Kahoot with a distributor, the questions and multiple-choice answers are on the device the distributor is using. On the player's device, you will see a variety of shapes and colors that represent answers. These coincide with the questions and answers from the distributor's device. After a shape or color is chosen on the player's device, and the timer runs out, points are given to those players with the correct answer. These characteristics of the game are the same when playing a game by yourself. When playing a game in a classroom setting, with multiple players, the main quiz is viewed from the distributor's screen, and each player plays on their own devices with access from the game pin. Playing a game by yourself requires two devices, one for the questions and answers to be displayed on, and one to display the shapes and colors that represent your answer. The first device becomes the distributor screen, while the second device is for the player. In both settings, the question will appear on the distributor screen with the answers displayed on the different colored shapes. You then choose your answer on your own device with the matching colored shape. Points are given after the time runs out or after all players have answered, which ever happens first. Your scores are recorded and saved on your profile. This is beneficial for teachers and students that are trying to improve a student's learning, especially in one subject. The scores can assist in showing progress or areas that need improvement.

How Can This Tool be Used by the Trainer/Teacher?

Kahoot is the perfect tool for the classroom. Kahoot is a fun tool that helps teachers engage their student's sense of learning. Because students can also research, create, and present quizzes and surveys on their own, teachers can use Kahoot to fully immerse students into a leadership role while learning. Teachers can also use Kahoot for assessment purposes. While having students quiz through Kahoot, teachers can use their real time results to assess where more review and teaching is necessary throughout the classroom. These assessments can help to build a curriculum that is beneficial for your class, especially since all students can participate in the same quiz with the required game pin. Kahoot also keeps students engaged while giving them permission to use one of their favorite things in class, their cell phones.
Kahoot is also beneficial for teachers that have diverse classrooms of education. With all of the Technical schools and Academy schools that have surfaced across the United States, many teachers find themselves with a classroom full of students that are at different learning levels. Kahoot can assist in this situation by helping teachers plan an overall curriculum to keep each student engaged and challenged. Kahoot can also be used as a time saver.

How Can This Tool be Used by the Trainer/Teacher to Support Student Learning?

Kahoot was created to be used as a learning tool. Kahoot's construction is based off educational games and surveys. This is a prime tool for teachers to use in their classrooms for student learning. Because Kahoot can be used for educational purposes, especially through games and quizzes, teachers across the United States should implement the Kahoot tool into their curriculum for help instituting higher learning, with a little fun.
A teacher with a struggling classroom can really benefit from this tool. When a class is struggling, it is sometimes hard to pinpoint what the issue is and what areas the struggle is in. With Kahoot, an assessment can help any teacher pinpoint the areas of struggle. This is useful information for a teacher that wants to support student learning. This also lets a teacher determine how they can help those students that need help in different areas. There could be bigger issues at hand, but once the point of struggle has been determined, the quiz portion of this tool can be a real benefit.
Teachers can also use this tool for review. Tests are always a stressful time for students and adding fun to the review process through games and quizzes could raise morale in the classroom and also build confidence with your students as they answer questions correctly. Teachers can choose from quizzes and games already available on the website, or they can build their own.

How Can This Tool be Used by Students?

Kahoot is a fun and easy way to study and prepare students for the classroom. Kahoots cater to education and can be very helpful to a student that is struggling in the classroom. Because there are several quizzes and games already created on the Kahoot website, students can easily search for subjects to help them in areas they are struggling in. A teacher does not have to distribute a quiz or game. Students can sign up and use Kahoot all on their own.
This tool can also be useful in study groups. One group member can become the distributor while the others quiz and study. Students can also build Kahoots to align with their course of study. There are several of games and quizzes that can cater to your need. Take as many as you need until you are comfortable with one subject, and then move on to the next.
While Kahoots have several benefits for a teacher, ultimately it is the student that really benefits. Education is everywhere and required in so many things. Classrooms are a place of forced learning. With Kahoot, students can study course needs, but also explore things of interest, making learning fun. Because Kahoot keeps track of your scores and progress, students are constantly reaching higher to obtain educational goals.

Training and Other Resources

If at any time you would like to give feedback or have any questions on using the Kahoot website, or the tool itself, there is a support tab at the top of the page, almost center, that you can use for assistance. There are also several videos that can walk you through how to play Kahoot.
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If you Google "How to play Kahoot", several videos will pull up, most of these are on You Tube and can be accessed through Google, or from the link listed below. You may have to watch several if you are still having issues, but most are easy to follow and will walk you through the game step by step. You can also watch videos on how to make a new Kahoot. YouTube has several that will walk you through step by step.
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