For as long as we have been tracking unique devices in Kahoot!, Talladega County Schools’ kahoot is by far the game with the most devices playing at the same time in different locations: there was a whopping 4092 devices registered in one game, says Morten Versvik, CTO at Kahoot!
Student-led world record game
Stephanie Brookes, Digital Learning Specialist at Fayetteville School, masterminded the record-breaking operation. She was thrilled to learn Talladega County Schools had broken a Kahoot! world record.
– I have used Kahoot! for years for assessing, reviewing, introducing new topics and of course, helping students create their own kahoots; the best kind of learning! To find out that we have broken a world record is amazing, both for the teachers and administrators, but most of all for the students!
The record game was accomplished thanks to Stephanie’s intrepid and creative students, who came up with the idea of playing a district-wide kahoot as a fun initiative for Digital Learning Day.
The student-led tech team at her school took up the challenge by creating an engaging game and live streaming it on YouTube, making it easier to play across schools and locations. The game was setup and hosted by the students themselves.
A learning experience for the whole community
– I am very excited on behalf of both Kahoot! and the teachers and students at Talledaga County Schools, Says Jamie Brooker, Co-Founder and CCO at Kahoot!.
– Kahoot! was created with the goal of bringing the joy back to learning and to make learners into leaders. This student-led kahoot game makes us so proud, both because it was clearly fun to be a part of, but also because students both initiated, created and led this game. This type of social, collaborative learning is what Kahoot! is all about!
For Stephanie, the best part of the experience was the collaborative element too.
– By far, my favorite part of this was how it brought the community together for a great cause. For fifteen minutes of gaming, we were one, united county. It was wonderful to see students of all ages – from kindergarteners to high-schoolers – get so excited by the game and sharing a common bond.
Check out the awesome game experience here with this video from the record-breaking game:
Kinders @TCBOE @TCBOE_FHS were so excited to get the last question correct in the kahoot world record challenge! TCBOE schools are the best! pic.twitter.com/kDqVRffKsC
— Amy Nelson (@mrsamynelsonfhs) February 23, 2017
Largest kahoot in history!
– We were blown away when we discovered this game being played on Thursday, says Jamie Brooker.
– Looking at the videos from this game, we can feel the excitement – we were glued to social media watching the updates come in! When the game ended, we had registered 4092 unique participants, which is a world record for a kahoot played in multiple locations, by a good margin.
See the answers counting in this live footage from the world record game:
@GetKahoot Have you ever seen anything like this? #DLDay @TCBOE_LES @TCBOE pic.twitter.com/9Lwa1Uqqlk
— Laurie Mills (@MillsLeaders) February 23, 2017
Connected through YouTube live video and screen sharing
The game connected different classrooms throughout the school district using screen sharing.
– We love this way of breaking down the boundaries of the classroom walls through a “connected kahoot”, says Jamie Brooker.
Was there actually another game, played on the other side of the globe earlier the same day, which was almost as big?
-That is correct. A few hours before this world record, another attempt at a world record happened in New Zealand. This game was played by 3897 players, which for a few hours actually was the world record game so far. In other words, we didn’t have just one, but two world record games on Digital Learning Day. How awesome is that?
-With two world records in 24 hours, across the globe, we can proudly say that Kahoot! is a truly global learning tool, finishes Brooker.
Share the joy! – Play the world record kahoot!
The world record game is available for anyone to play – give it a try!