Kahoot: Game Based Learning

Published On: March 30th, 2016·By ·

Kahoot Makes Learning Fun


101 Days of Free Tech for Teachers, Day 63
Get started using game-based learning in your classroom with Kahoot. This free resource allows teachers to create fun and interactive quizzes, surveys, and polls that can all be done in class. Kahoot is also easy to use and has a drag-and-drop interface to make game-creation simple for everyone. The best feature of Kahoot is that it increases student motivation and engagement because students actually compete with each other in the games. Kahoot also makes it easy for students to challenge their past performance with Ghost Mode.

How We Decide Which Free Tech Tools to Feature
Yup, there are thousands of apps, tools, services, websites, and other offerings — many free — designed for teachers and students. So, how do we sort through all of those to feature the ones which are most useful and interesting? Well… we start by sorting through thousands of these things… then we talk to the presenters in the SimpleK12 Teacher Learning Community and watch their videos closely… then we talk to many of the members in the Teacher Learning Community, teachers just like you who are using these apps and tools day in and day out. We’ve been doing this for over 30 years and have, in that time, developed a sense for what’s good and bad. Have we missed something that we should feature here? Most certainly. So, let us know in the Comments section what we should take a look at and we’ll throw ’em into the hopper.


Carolina Fransen is the EdTech Apps and Tools Editor at SimpleK12.com. She writes regularly about the use of educational technology in K-12 classrooms. If you have an app, tool, website, or service that you think we should know about, please send your information or tip to editor@simplek12.com.

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