The A-HA! Moment
Looking at Kahoot! in that light, I wondered what would happen if I instead created a kahoot about something my students had never seen before. Playing the kahoot “blind” – in other words, with zero exposure to the topic beforehand – could level the playing field and spark the curiosity of the students.
And as far as teaching while the kids are in “questioning” mode… well, besides being way more fun, you just know that new knowledge is going to stick.
With this in mind, I hosted my first Blind Kahoot – a quiz about oxidation states for students who had never so much as seen that material before.
With a 20-question kahoot, my students learned a new subject inside and out, from scratch. They worked together, debated, discussed, and felt empowered. And the best thing; they all had some real fun along the way, too!
And what’s more, this simple little experiment took Kahoot! from being a fun formative assessment tool to a teaching tool integral to our curriculum. One which benefitted every single one of my students – regardless of ability or prior knowledge.
For a closer look at how we did it read The Art of Blind Kahoot!’ing.
More ways to play!
We love how every single one of the Kahoot!’ers we meet has their own unique way of creating and playing learning games. We’ve done a quick round-up of just some of our favorite ways to play Kahoot! including Learners to Leaders, Global Classroom and those awesome brain breaks – check ’em out!