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1. "Create a fun learning game in minutes (we call these ‘kahoots’), made from a series of multiple choice questions. Add videos, images and diagrams to your questions to amplify engagement!" (getakahoot.com)

1.1. S. Feerrar: I LOVE KAHOOT! I use this often with my students. I especially use it when the topic is a little less intersting! If I mention to my students beforehand that there is a KAHOOT afterwards, I usually have all of their attention, as they get really competitive and love to be rewarded with candy!

1.2. M.Williams: Just thinking in terms of Math- one of the least interesting topics is PEMDAS or GEMA so throwing a Kahoot competition in the mix could shake it up!!!

1.3. J Bugay: Kahoot is a great tool that makes review and learning new, less fun, material a bit more enjoyable. I have used it a lot in the past, but recently have been using Socrative a bit more often, I definitely recommend checking that out as well. http://www.socrative.com/

1.4. A. Zajac: I love the idea of this! I definitely see this being used for upper elementary grades too. I think even kindergarten and first for surveys or pre-tests if it is kept simple for them to use. There are so many resources out there how do even find a way to use them all! Ahh. I want to use them all! Kahoot is definitely going on my list.

2. "Kahoots are best played in a group setting, like a classroom. Players answer on their own devices, while games are displayed on a shared screen to unite the lesson – creating a ‘campfire moment’ – encouraging players to look up." (getakahoot.com)

3. "Social learning promotes discussion and pedagogical impact… whether players are in the same room or on the other side of the globe! After a game, encourage players to create and share their own kahoots to deepen understanding, mastery and purpose." (getakahoot.com)

4. Kahoot is a tool that can be used to review subject matter before a test or even as a pre-test to assess what students may already know about a topic.

4.1. Students use their devices or classroom chrome books to answer questions in real time. They have to look at the screen (in my classroom this would be the SmartBoard) where the question is projected and then use their device to choose the correct answer.

4.2. M.Williams: I think this is an awesome way to assess students' prior knowledge... by administering an interactive diagnostic!

4.2.1. M Kennedy: I agree, the teacher could set a pre-unit test to gain a feeling for student knowledge of the topic. It's quick and easy and can give the teacher great data to determine student knowledge.

4.3. R Burks: Wow, what a wonderful idea! I've seen Kahoot used as a way to review for tests or exams, but as a way to assess prior student knowledge is a new idea! Thanks for sharing that!

5. We recently used Kahoot during an Act 80 training day with a session about teaching English Language Learners.

5.1. We also used kahoot last week at our faculty meeting for a survey about poverty and education.

6. You can also use kahoot as a survey tool, but students (including teachers) enjoy the competition of the game!!

6.1. K.Maguire - My daughter is using this in her middle school language class - it is popular with this age group

6.2. R Burks: I've used this tool in some classes that I've taught! Junior high kids love using Kahoot to help them learn and add some fun into the classroom!