Domain 6: Training evaluation
Kahoot! is a game-based learning platform, free for teachers and students. You can use it to create fun learning games, called kahoots and share them with others in the same room or remotely. You can also search among millions of existing games and use them.
Kahoots may be of four different types: multiple choice questions, jumbles (where answers have to be put in the right order), surveys and discussions.
Once ready, kahoots are best played in a group setting, for example, a classroom. Players answer the questions on their own devices, while games are displayed on a shared screen during the lesson. Kahoot! offers data analysis of the student answers; data can be downloaded and used for guiding instruction.
In addition to playing the proposed kahoots students can also create and share their own kahoots to deepen understanding.
Kahoot! can be used for different purposes: to warm up the audience, to get real-time feedback, for formative assessment of the student learning, for revision and reinforcement, for data analysis of the students answers.
Kahoot is an engaging and easy to use learning tool that involves students to learn in a fun way. Students participate actively while competing with their peers. Kahoot! fosters social learning promoting discussion and deepens pedagogical impact. Teachers can challenge students to create and share their own learning games, as part of a “learners to leaders” pedagogy
Kahoot! is a game based learning platform accessible on any devices. It is available as a web based application from any browser and as a mobile device app for iOS, Android and Windows 10.
It is typically used in the classroom context, with learners gathered around a common screen such as an interactive whiteboard, projector or a computer monitor, but it can also be used in an individual learning context.
Before starting users need to register at https://kahoot.com/ by clicking “sign up”. Registration is not required if students just want to join a game and play: in this case it is enough to insert the game pin.
Kahoot! platform is free for classrooms. Teachers and students can register for an account to create, host and share learning games and search among public materials available on the platform.
Moreover, there are paid versions: Kahoot! Plus, for training purposes in the workplace, and Kahoot! Pro to use in events, training and promotion.
It can be used on desktop computers, tablets or other device. In addition to the web-based version, there are free apps available for iOS (Apple iOS 9 and newer), Android (4.4 and newer), and Windows 10 devices.
For Windows 10 mobile devices and computers, Kahoot! AS built 2 apps to create and play learning games. For iOS and Android there is an app to play.
Inclusion and Accessibility are a top priority for Kahoot! AS, that aims to be compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) version 2.0, to an AA conformance level.
Kahoot! AS is concerned about privacy issues and has published a web page to make users familiar with how it collects, uses and discloses information, collected through websites, mobile devices apps and email messages (https://kahoot.com/privacy-policy/). Collected information includes name, email address, profile picture, biographical info, browser and device info, usage data, and demographic info.