Playing Kahoot is a popular way to do something fun for a while. There's some competition and laughter at the same time as it is educational. It is now possible to assign a Kahoot that lasts a week and where the students can play as many times as they want. This is a fun way to create some activity in the corridors or assign their homework in a different way.
Create a "Kahoot of the week"
If you have never created a Kahoot before, it may be a good idea to first read the post "Create a Kahoot":
Click here to read it
When you are comfortable with how it works, you can proceed and create a Kahoot that lasts a little longer. When you have found or created the Kahoot you want to use, press "Play". You now get two choices where you can select "teach" or "assign". If you select "teach", your Kahoot will start immediately and you can play in the classroom. If you select "assign", you can make different choices of how you want your Kahoot to be played.
At the top, you choose which date and which time your Kahoot will end, that is when the winner will be crowned. After that, you can choose whether the students should get unlimited time on each question or if you want the add a stress-factor to the game.
The "personalized learning" function means that students must repeat their incorrect answers before the Kahoot is completely finished.
"Randomize question order" is a smart function that allows the answers to be displayed in a different order every time the student plays. This is a plus when the students are supposed to play several times because it means that they can not just memorize that "B is the correct answer to question 4".
"Nickname generator" means that Kahoot creates names for the students and it can be a good thing at a distance learning and the teacher does not fully know what the students are writing in the "nickname-box". This is a good way to avoid getting inappropriate "names" or texts.
When you have finished with the settings, press "create" and you will now see a page with a link and a pin code for your Kahoot. The link is easy to copy and send by email or paste into a learning platform.
Check how well the students did
When the time of your Kahoot has expired, it is time to log in to kahoot.com and click "reports". You will then see all the Kahoots you have played and if you click on them, detailed statistics will appear on which questions were difficult or how well each student did.
I usually write down the name (their "nickname") of the ones who came first, second and third and write the names on the poster in the classroom. It provides a well-deserved proud feeling for how well they did!
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I am the technician who became a librarian, but who got tired of the quiet and peaceful life at the library and started working as a teacher. I brought with me everything I knew about databases, information retrieval and networks and soon I was an ICT-educator. Today, I work as a teacher at Komvux in Norrköping.
I have always had a nerdy great interest in technology. I can find interest in everything from robots to model railroads or the steel industry of the industrial revolution. Technology should take us forward and prevent us from everything boring. You need to dare to be somewhat lazy and ask yourself if there is no easier way to get something done. The human desire to get away is what has driven the technical development and find time for other things. Like model railroads, for instance!
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