How a first grade teacher pulled off the most collaborative global kahoot yet!
What happens when you take seven classrooms dotted across the country, just as many enthusiastic tech-forward teachers and Twitter?
Well, in the case of Sarah Barnett — the answer is a whole lot!
She single handedly managed to organize one of the most collaborative games of Kahoot! yet, and as soon as we caught ear of it – our bright eyed and brilliant @KahootSteph jumped at the opportunity to join.
The United Classes of Kahoot!
Sarah took to social like a butterfly and showed everyone just how small our beautiful Earth can be,putting out a worldwide call to classrooms to organize her Earth Day kahoot. With a response so strong that she had to put a cap on participants – we’d definitely suggest this method to any future Kahoot!’ers wanting to get in touch with new classrooms!
The most interesting thing about Sarah’s approach wasn’t only how she prepared for it – but the execution. Like a grand composer, she managed to keep all of the many working parts involved in a #GlobalClassroom kahoot in perfect harmony – while maintaining calm control over the entire situation. We’re convinced that she is an absolute expert at the art of planning – I mean, just LOOK at how awesome this guide is! She created and sent it out to all of the classes beforehand, to make sure it went off without a hitch.
The game was a total success – ultimately including classes from Illinois, Connecticut, two classes fromPennsylvania, Kansas, Florida, Iowa, Wisconsin and of course – us here in the UK! Steph was totally buzzing on the energy after the game, and couldn’t stop telling everyone about how much fun it was.
Having world class leaders and learners makes us so excited to see what the future holds for us as a community, and global classrooms everywhere. We can’t congratulate Sarah enough on her out of this world effort! Impressed is just the tip of the iceberg. Be sure to check out Sarah’s blog post on the event, too: http://mrsbarnettfirstgrade.blogspot.co.uk/2015/05/kahootin-round-country-part-two.html
Inspired to organize your own #GlobalClassroom? Tweet @GetKahoot with the details, and we’ll make sure to retweet them to our followers!