When my fourth-grader came home raving about this new app his teacher had him use in class, I knew it had to be something special. It takes a lot to excite my boy when it comes to learning, so I knew this was something worth checking out. And, the fact that his teacher was promoting it made it even more intriguing to me.

Once I downloaded “Kahoot!” and gave it a try, I could easily see how students and teachers alike loved it. The app is a fun tool that is used to administer quizzes, surveys, or discussions. Teachers can create quizzes on current topics and project them onto a screen for the class to see. Students can then access the same quiz on their device and choose their answers. Because this game is visual, fast-paced, and has a friendly competitive nature to it, students will be engaged and eager to play. The game-like experience it gives makes it exciting to learn. Kids will be absorbing information while earning medals and placing on a leaderboard. Teachers can track students’ progress, and students can see where they stack up on the leaderboard.

Not only can teachers create quizzes, but students (or any individual) can create them as well. This is an excellent way for teachers to gain insight into how well students understand the subject matter.

If you want to take a break from quizzing on school subjects, there are plenty of fun pop culture trivia to indulge in too! I had fun quizzing my knowledge of popular songs and movies. There is a search function that allows you to search for any topic you wish, and likely there will be several quizzes to choose from. If not, you can create your own! I searched for quizzes on planets, math facts, pop culture, and more.

This app is free to download and use but has additional features that can be unlocked with a subscription.

Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. Also compatible with Android and PC and any device with an internet browser. (Only tested on an iPhone.)

 

Features:

  • Live game app that allows games to be hosted in classrooms or other settings
  • Trivia app that allows quizzing on any topic from millions of games
  • Homework app that enables teachers to assign Kahoots as homework by using challenges within the app
  • Track learning progress
  • Quiz creation
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