Kudos to my campus leadership team for coming up with a clever way to review the staff handbook this week during inservice. Now, admittedly, reviewing the handbook is not usually a high point of the week, but it is a necessity. You want all the staff on the same page about campus expectations as the year begins. So our admin chose to gamify the review process using Kahoot!, a web-based digital response tool. Presenting the handbook in this way served double duty–it introduced us to the school-wide expectations, but it also let us experience a very engaging tool that I am now anxious to use with my students.
Kahoot! is a free website that lets you create multiple-choice games to either review, assess, or even introduce concepts. Players respond using any digital device. A summary of the results for each question is shown on the screen, and the “leader board” is updated after each round. I can tell you, it gets the competitive juices flowing! Think of all the ways you could use this tool in the classroom with students!
Once you check out Kahoot!, you’ll definitely want to add it to your bag of technology tricks.