Kahoot equals easy, fun, gamified assessment

Fun to see Kahoot mentioned on HistoryTech. I was introduced to Kahoot at EdCampMSP a couple of weeks ago, and have played it with staff and at a session I presented at a teacher workshop last week. It has great possibilities — and when I tweeted that I was testing it, the Kahoot folks tweeted right back! That’s responsiveness!

Since I’m not teaching a classroom of kids, but rather usually doing PD with teachers or other museum staff, it is important to me to have an interactive tool that has a very short learning curve. People need to pick it up quickly. The teachers in the session last week needed very little help getting going. There were a few glitches, but overall it went really well. We explored the download of the results — teachers were very excited by this.

I plan to use it in the next few sessions I present. It’s a big hit!

History Tech

I know none of us have ever been to a bar and played one of those trivia games with the special keypad. But I have heard of them. Perhaps you have as well. Questions come up. The time counts down. The quicker you type in the correct answer, the higher your point score. After every question, you see everyone else’s score – giving you the chance to compare your score with the rest of the group. It can be incredibly addictive and a lot of fun to play.

I mean, that’s what I’ve been told. I would never sit in a bar, playing some silly video trivia game over drinks and snacks with friends. Because that would be, well . . . okay. Yes. I’ve played video trivia games over drinks and snacks with friends. It’s incredibly addictive and a lot of fun.

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