Kahoot! user Ahne Crawford Ridley (@AhneCR) shared with us how she assesses her students using Kahoot! with a very simple process divided into two steps..
Step 1: Introducing students to Kahoot!
Students learned about Hinduism through
1. World History text reading & key terms assignments
2. Follow up class discussions
3. Read and discuss: Primary Source: “The Untouchable Millionaire”, (Gulf News Article, Jan 14, 2012)
4. Brain Pop Quiz on Mohandas Gandhi to watch at home with notes
5. “Live Demonstration” of “Brahman” and multiple personalities – monotheism
6. Haiku Practice Assessment on Hinduism
7. I constructed a Kahoot! game on Hinduism & Jainism” that they all took in class
8. I followed up with an oral quiz whereby they answered the questions on paper. Both were assessed.
Step 2: Students create their own Kahoot!
Students learned about Buddhism through:
1. World History text – reading and key terms assignments
2. Class Discussions on what causes human suffering, the Four Noble Truths, the Eightfold Path, the Middle Way and illustrations on board.
2a. Kahoot Homework was assigned and the quizz should have the following
- 12 challenging questions
- Use facts on the white board on: “Why we suffer?”, “The Four Noble Truths”, “The Eightfold path” as well as fact from the chapter on Buddhism
- 4 very challenging multiple choice answers for each question
- Insert 12 different creative, related images for each question, with source citation link
3. Students chose groups of 3 in class
4. Students created a shared Google Doc called “WH__ Buddhism Kahoot”
5. One student signed into Kahoot and created the game by copying and pasting the information from the shared google doc.
6. Students, in their groups, then played each group’s Kahoot! game. So, as a group is introducing its Kahoot, the other groups remain as students and answer the challenge, thus creating a feedback loop and allowing the teacher real time live assessment.
7. Group Results were then viewed
The Kahoots made by the students were assessed by the quality of questions and answers made and also if the image chosen reflected the essence of each question, and graded using standards-based in which a 4 is exemplary, a 3 is proficient, a 2 is adequate, a 1 is limited and a 0 is “does not demonstrate” – as you can see below:
This is a simple way to start taking your students from “Learners to Leaders” and increasing the engagement and interest of the students in the classroom.
Give it a try!