First, why create a Blind Kahoot?
While many people create and play kahoots for review, formative assessment or to re-energise the class, kahoots designed to teach take Kahoot!’ing to a whole new level. Using Kahoot! as an instructional tool takes some careful planning and a solid understanding of your learners, but it’s by far the most powerful way to use the platform – in fact, some teachers tell us it is the way to use Kahoot!
Why? Well, blind kahoots are designed to give every learner a chance to feel success and motivation throughout the game, and with long lasting effects.
In a single game, you’ll be sparking curiosity about the new topic, laying the foundations for understanding increasingly complex concepts, and giving learners the opportunity to immediately and successfully apply their knowledge.
Check out the story of Blind Kahoot!’ing below!
How to create a Blind Kahoot
Ready to try making a Blind kahoot of your own? Once you’ve learned the basic structure, you’ll quickly become adept at creating Blind kahoots in your own personal style and perfectly tuned to your learners. For now, though, you might find it easier to start here!
- Blind kahoot template: We designed this kahoot especially for teachers to quickly and easily adapt for their own subjects. Preview the kahoot to learn the basic structure and some tips that will make even your very first Blind kahoot stand out. Then, duplicate the kahoot and edit to adapt it for your topic and learners.
- Step-by-step guidance: Skip to page 11 of The Kahoot! Guide to Creating & Playing Learning Games and you’ll find practical step-by-step guidance to help you plan, create and lead a Blind kahoot.
Top Tips from Stephanie Castle!
Without further ado, here are IB Bio Teacher Stephanie Castle’s top tips for Blind Kahoot!’ing…
1. Level the playing field
According to Steph Castle, “Blind” Kahoot!’ing works best if you know it is truly blind – not already covered as part of a spiral curriculum. That, of course, means taking the time to understand what your students have learned in other classes.