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Kahoot labels itself as a "game-based digital learning platform," but the main takeaway of many students is GAME. The bright eye-catching colors, catchy music, and fast-paced nature of Kahoot make it appealing to all learners.  
 
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  Play is our first language and shared by all humans. Therefore it's the foundation of our approach to an inclusive & student  centered classroom. Inclusive design for us is both about the interaction design and the behaviours it instigates."
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  - Johan Brand, CEO at Kahoot!
 
    
 
    
 
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2. It is low or no-stakes

Revision as of 11:01, 9 May 2017

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Learning Objectives

By the end of this module you should be able to:

  1. Navigate the Kahoot platform
  2. Design a Kahoot formative assessment

Kahoot for Formative Assessment

In the last lesson, you participated in a formative assessment Kahoot to gauge your preliminary understanding of what formative assessment is and how it can be used.

Kahoot is an excellent platform for formative assessment for a variety of reasons.

1. It's engaging

Kahoot labels itself as a "game-based digital learning platform," but the main takeaway of many students is GAME. The bright eye-catching colors, catchy music, and fast-paced nature of Kahoot make it appealing to all learners.

 Play is our first language and shared by all humans. Therefore it's the foundation of our approach to an inclusive & student   centered classroom. Inclusive design for us is both about the interaction design and the behaviours it instigates."
 - Johan Brand, CEO at Kahoot!
  

2. It is low or no-stakes Kahoot requires players to enter a "nickname" or temporary username for each quiz. The anonymity ensures that players feel comfortable participating without fear of failure or judgment from peers. "Low-stakes" is a term typically used to describe formative assessment because the results have little or no impact on student grades. Despite the fact that Kahoots are low stakes, the competitive nature is often sufficient enough to ensure maximal student effort. Remember, formative assessment is FOR learning!


3. It is

Kahoot User Guide and Tips

Kahoot User Guide

Assignment

1. Watch the following 5 minute youtube video on how to design your very own Kahoot (CLICK HERE). You will need to register with your email address at GetKahoot.com in order to access the platform.

2. Design a 10-15 question Kahoot that meets the following criteria:

  • Contains at least one embedded video (can either be the intro video or on a question)
  • Contains at least 3 images
  • Assesses student knowledge of a specific lesson or unit
  • Has a descriptive title and description

Navigation

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References

Black, P., & Wiliam, D. (2009). Developing the Theory of Formative Assessment. Educational Assessment, Evaluation And Accountability, 21(1), 5-31.

Formative Assessment That Truly Informs Instruction. (2017). Ncte.org. http://www.ncte.org/positions/statements/formative-assessment

Regier, N. (2012). Book two: 60 formative assessment strategies. Regier Educational Resources. Retrieved June, 4, 2014.