Kahoot is a free mobile application that allows the creation of evaluation questionnaires or surveys with strong game dynamics. To create the kahoots, the teacher must register on the GetKahoot website where he can create new questionnaires or have a repository of questionnaires created by other users. Once the questionnaire has been created, it will offer students a PIN code that will allow them to do kahoot sign in the game on another website or on their mobile devices.
Once they enter, students create their avatar and answer the survey or questionnaire. Finally, whoever gets the most points wins. The application allows to export the results to Excel or include them in Google Drive so that the teacher can have them for the evaluation process.
The basic idea is that the student learns by playing in the classroom so that the learning experience is more motivating. Some very interesting peculiarities of Kahoot are that the questions can include photos and videos, the teacher can control the rhythm of the questionnaire indicating a time limit for each question, and while the students are advancing a marker is displayed on the teacher’s screen.
How Student Do Kahoot Sign In
Students do not need to have a Kahoot account in order to participate in their activities. To play, all you have to do is visit the Kahoot.it page and then enter the PIN code generated by the teacher.
Part of Kahoot’s philosophy is to share resources, so sharing and collaboration are encouraged through contests, discussions, and surveys. Thus, you will find lots of questionnaires on different topics, created by other people and available for use. The step by step is very simple, but in case it is difficult, there is a quick guide.
Sign Up for Kahoot
The first step is, logically, registering for Kahoot! . For this you can go to the main page and click on ” Sign up for free! ” Follow the steps and instructions, confirm the account through the email they will send you, and voila. Once you have your account activated you can enter the platform and search for content created by other users and start it. You can also create a Kahoot! from scratch through the three options that appear under “Create a new kahoot”.
Create a Questionnaire
Once we are logged into the platform, we have several options to create our own questionnaires. Like, we can use this tool to use the questionnaires created by other teachers, but we can also create our own.
We will have these three options:
Quiz: this option allows us to create a typical question and answer game. Among the four options, we will be able to select which is the correct one.
Jumble: Allows us to have to sort the answers in the correct order. The difference is that we will have all four options, and we will have to order them. It is a slightly more competitive form of play. We need to put the answers in the correct order before the timer ends.
Survey: We have no correct or false answers here. What it allows us is to capture the opinion on a topic and use the graphics to generate debate.
Create a Kahoot Quiz
The Quiz corresponds to a game of questions and answers, the ideal approach to use this tool in the classroom. However, we suggest that you also try the other two possibilities (discussion and survey) that can also be very interesting to use in class.
Clicking on ” Quiz ” will take us directly to the page to create it. In this first step, we must fill in the fields that ask us: title, description, language, target audience, etc. When we have it, click on the green button at the top right to continue.
We are going to define our questionnaire. A short description to put our students in context. On the next screen, we only have to complete the indicated fields: title, description, language, audience, etc. The title only allows 95 characters, but the description is slightly more extensive. If we look, we can see that it allows us to use “hashtags”, this helps us to navigate and search.
We can indicate if it is only for me or for all audiences. We can also add images, select the language and add videos.
Once we have done it, we must press the green button on the right side of the ” Ok, go ” screen that will allow us to continue preparing the questionnaire.
We will have the Kahoot created, but no questions asked. This next window will ask us to add the questions, with an interface that is also very intuitive and very simple to use. For each question, we will do the same process. Click on “Add question”, and the platform will ask us for some information about the question, as shown in the following image:
- Question: the question you want to ask your students
- Time limit, default 20 seconds (this will partly depend on the difficulty)
- Possible answers, at least two and up to four. You must click on the ‘tick’ to mark which ones are correct.
- Resources to give credit, in the case where you want to expand the information of the question.
- Media: add an image or a video. This is very interesting for contextualizing the question, and can also be used to pose questions around the inserted image or video.
- To continue, click next (“Next “) and the question will be added to your Kahoot !.
- Once you have completed it, it will be saved in the “My Kahoots” section of the main page, and you can play it whenever you want.
We need two devices, on the teacher’s screen we will choose our questionnaire and give it to “play”. We wait until our PIN appears on the screen and we ask students to enter the PIN on their devices, they must also put a username to identify them.
Once we have our students connected, we can start the game by pressing on our “START” screen.
How to Find the Best Kahoots to use in Class
In addition to creating your own Kahoots, one of the most interesting options on this platform is that anyone can share their creations with other users. Therefore, we can access a huge library of Kahoots created by teachers from all over the world and search, from all of these, those that best suit our interests.
- Go to the Discover section to find other Kahoots.
- A search box will appear. You can try to enter the keywords you want (for example Mathematics, Language, Music, or Primary, Secondary, etc.)
- Once some search results appear, a few filters will also appear that we can use: by type of Kahoot, by the creative user, by the target audience or the most interesting one, the language one.
And in case you want to know a little more about Kahoot, we bring you the following video tutorial: