In no time at all, you (and your students) will build a Kahoot!
If you haven’t tried Kahoot with your students yet, now is the moment! Kahoot is a gamified way for the students to practice just about every talent. It’s fast-paced and highly entertaining, and kids can beg to learn their talents again and again. The quiz style of Kahoot allows students to carefully answer questions in order to ascend the leader board and top their peers.
There are thousands of ready-made games available, however you might want something a bit more tailored to the material you’re teaching or evaluating. This blog post would teach you how to help your students take care of their learning when reviewing for a major exam or practicing critical skills. The Kahoot will be created by your students, and your role will be to initiate the practice session.
Follow along as I lead you along the process of building the ideal Kahoot with the assistance of your students.
It takes a lot of hands to do a lot of work. It takes time to create a Kahoot game that is aligned to the particular content you’re teaching. You may either spend hours creating it yourself or hours browsing through all of the pre-made choices before you find one that suits your needs. Surely there must be a smarter way!
Why not make students come up with the questions for the rehearsal session? When it comes to building your Kahoot game, if each student writes one dilemma, you’ll have plenty to choose from. If you want to have some experience solving math tale problems? Simply ask your students to compose a story dilemma. About ready for the upcoming language exam? Create a list of questions for the students to answer. The possibilities are endless! If you send each student 5 minutes to come up with a challenge, you’ll have a whole Kahoot bank in no time. Once you’ve decided on a subject for your Kahoot, it’s time to get the students to work!
You can create your own copy of our Kahoot prototype by clicking here.
You’ll exchange it with your students until you’ve obtained a copy. This can be done in Google Classroom or by the use of a shareable page. Since you want the students to all be operating on the same file, make sure you exchange the “editable” edition. This is because you want to be able to rapidly and conveniently access each student’s query.
By writing their name across the bottom of a slide, a student will “claim” it. They would write their query in the white space and then apply their responses to the colored spaces. Students may also use images or resize text to suit the available room.
It’s critical to tell students that they just have to provide one correct response and three wrong responses. They may provide any “tricky” responses when considering typical errors made by their peers. Tell the students not to mark their responses on the slide when they are operating on an editable file. If everybody knows the answers to all of the questions, it won’t be a really enjoyable game!
It shouldn’t take long for your students to build their Kahoot queries, so you’ll set up a guide for yourself as they’re doing so.
Log in to Kahoot and choose “Create” followed by “New Kahoot.”
Add a query after that. Give the first issue a title, such as “Question 1,” or even the creator’s name, such as “Jason’s Question.” Then label the response options (colored boxes) with the letters A, B, C, and D. You may also adjust the time limit from this page. Finally, you’ll include a pic. This would be a photograph of the student’s work.
So, where do you get the pictures for your Kahoot?
It’s easy! Save the students’ slides as photos in the file they’re operating on. Simply click on the student’s slide and choose File, Download, JPEG. The picture will be saved in your downloads folder. Simply return to Kahoot and upload it once it’s been saved.
So, you’ve completed Question #1 in Kahoot. You’ve given your query a title, labelled your response options, set a time limit, and uploaded the question file. You just need to repeat the prototype for each student’s query now.
The duplicate symbol can be seen on the left side of the page. It resembles two folded papers and is located just above the trash can symbol. Question 1 could be duplicated and then quickly updated for Question 2. You’ll adjust the 1 to a 2, and then your icon will be replaced. This method will be repeated until you have a query about any of your students’ work.
Taking Part in the Kahoot Your Students Produced
You’re ready to play the game after you’ve created your prototype, applied each of your students’ questions to the game, and then marked the correct response for each question. You’ll play it just like every other Kahoot Spam Bot game. Your pupils will be so engrossed in playing the game that they will forget they are studying and reviewing! They’ll enjoy it much more when they see their own issue at the end of the game!
Student ownership is a powerful motivator for learning, and creating a shared Kahoot is a great way to give students more control of their education. Check out our article on using video games to improve student achievement for more information on using games for student evaluation.