Kahoot Essay Game

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Remember the feeling when a teacher said that instead of work, a movie was going to be shown? A similar feeling to that is being experienced by students all over the world when a teacher says they are going to be playing Kahoot. Kahoot is a competitive game to get children interested in learning. On the website, anyone can make a multiple choice quiz – or Kahoot – about anything. It is available to everyone and is free to use; all someone has to do is make an account. It may be primarily used by teachers, but the app goes beyond the classroom and people use the same technology to host trivia nights. To use Kahoot, one must first make their own Kahoot account. Then one can make a “Kahoot” or find one on the website. Making one is fairly simple. …show more content…
There are two ways to play: by one’s self, or with other people. As the website says, “Kahoots are best played in a group setting...” ("How It Works."). The maker of the Kahoot can either project the Kahoot on a wall or have their computer somewhere everyone can see. Each player needs a smartphone, tablet, or computer to play. On the main computer screen, a code will pop up and each player must enter that into their device along with a nickname – which can be anything. Once everyone has entered the Kahoot, the question and answers will be displayed on the main computer. On the players’ devices the colors red, blue, green, and yellow will be displayed; each corresponding with an answer on the screen. The faster the player inputs the correct answer the more points they get, and the player with the most points wins the game. Individual mode is called “ghost mode”, which is usually used in a classroom setting. It is, “...perfect for challenging knowledge, assessing progress and reinforcing through repetition.”(“Ways to Play”). This is a great way for students to keep the competitive nature of the game, but by …show more content…
Kahoot can be used for basically any subject, but Quizlet is used more for vocabulary terms. Teachers can make their own flashcards for vocabulary terms they want their students to learn, or a student could make their own. Where Kahoot is used mostly in a group setting, while Quizlet is more for independent use. There are modes, like “match”, where if the Quizlet is shared with other people, they can compete to see who can match the terms with the definitions faster, but it is not as competitive as a Kahoot. In Quizlet there are many modes to learn the terms: flashcards, spell, learn, and quiz. Flashcards is just like normal flashcards, but if the app is on a smartphone, the students can take them anywhere without a lot of physical cards. In spell the app gives the student the definition and then says the word, to continue the student must spell the word correctly. Once the student learns how to spell the word, they can use learn mode which is the same as spell except the app does not say the word. The final mode is test, where there are: matching, true or false, fill in the blank, and multiple choice questions. Students can use this to test their knowledge, and teachers can also use it as the official test for the vocabulary words. Even though the apps do different things, they can work side by side; the teacher could make a Quizlet for the students to learn the terms and then review them in the competitive style of

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