Name of teaching resource:
Keywords: “Jacob Snadden: The Digital World Kahoot”
Who should this digital teaching resource be used with? (ie year/grade)
Kahoot would best be used with middle to upper primary students, years 3-6. It is an excellent way of summarising information in a lesson by conducting a short quiz, which includes some competitiveness between the students by way of a points system.
How should it be used? (e.g. individual, whole class)
Kahoot would be a resource to use with your whole class. However, the quiz can be taken as an individual, or a group. To get a good understanding of a participants learning, it would be better taken as an individual.
Which subject or learning area would it be most appropriate to use in?
Kahoot’s advantage is that it can be used in almost all learning areas as it is a quiz based resource. A teacher can teach a lesson in science and conclude the lesson with a quiz to test the students’ knowledge. This can be replicated across other learning areas quite easily.
E.g. Year 3 Science understanding quiz:
- Living things can be grouped on the basis of observable features and can be distinguished from non-living things (ACSSU044)
Identify the strengths of this teaching resource:
One of the biggest strength is how easy it is to create and participate. A teacher can create a basic ten question quiz in around 10 minutes. If the students are set tasks during the lesson, the teacher can create the quiz and then conclude the lesson with it. Another strength of this resource is that it can be used on a mobile device if a student does not have access to a computer, or laptop.
Identify any weaknesses of this teaching resource:
Although a strength of Kahoot is that it can be used on a mobile device, it relies on all students having access to a device of some kind. If a student does not have a digital device, they can not participate. Another weakness is that you may not get a correct gauge of a student’s ability as they are able to guess the answers with the multiple choice feature.
Explain any ideas you may have for further use of this teaching resource:
One of Kahoot’s better features is the timer. It allows teachers to set the time limit for the students to answer the questions. This may alleviate the need for guessing, although more points are allocated per correct answer if it is quickly answered. Whilst it is a good way to measure a student’s capabilities, Kahoot would not be an appropriate resource to conduct official assessment or reporting. Its best use would be as a way of summarising a lesson.