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Friday, July 1, 2016
ISTE Top 10 - #9 - Kahoot Additions
am a big Kahoot and Quizizz user. I stopped by the Kahoot booth to see what
was new (to me) for the coming year and I got to demo the new Team Mode and
Bonus Streak features. I love the Team Mode (you still have the option to do
the regular familiar model)! I worked with a group of three teachers to answer
a bunch of random questions. One person controlled the device so this feature
is great if you don’t work in a 1:1 environment. The Team Mode features a question and answers that are on the screen what changes is that you can build in “discussion time”
for the groups (up to 2 minutes…we were given 30 seconds). As soon as the time
is up you're team is prompted for the answer. I found it a nice way to have
people/students work collaboratively. My wish for this feature is that the Kahoot system would put the the students in groups (like the Quizlet Live feature) instead of either the teacher or students choosing the groups . The Bonus Streak feature in Kahoot gives players
bonus points for a series of correct answers in a row. We were given a link to a paper Kahoot (thanks Leslie Fisher) which you can use to have student fill in to provide you with questions/information
for making a Kahoot with their input (think about a back to school Kahoot with
information about all the kids or a review that students contribute to). For more information about the Team Mode feature check out the Kahoot blog topic about it.
I started this blog many years ago as a classroom science teacher with the express purpose of sharing notebooking ideas with other educators. I have since moved into a technology coach position within our district so this site has morphed into a general teaching blog. Basically anything that I see or do in schools that I think is pretty cool gets highlighted here. If you are visiting to find notebooking information please look at my earlier posts. I have tried to label all my posts so information is easier to find...so, when in doubt look at the labels. As always, if you have any question please feel free to email me and I will do my best to help!