Rachelle, we know you’re a big believer in technology and use it extensively in your classes. What are the main improvements you noticed?
Technology truly expands the learning opportunities in the classroom. For students, it means new, authentic ways to amplify their learning, to connect with the content in a more meaningful way and to choose how to apply their learning. And for us, educators, technology and the digital tools made it easier to empower students in their learning.
What about Kahoot! in particular, how has it helped you to empower your students?
Kahoot! gives teachers a new approach to delivering instruction, personalizing learning and increasing student engagement. I’m constantly exploring better ways for my students to collaborate and think critically, and Kahoot! has opened up plenty of those opportunities.
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I have used Kahoot! to transform homework assignments into something more personal: the students design their own game, take over the teacher’s role in the class and review the responses. It is great training for them in a specific content area. Students can quickly create a game using the vocabulary or content material that they need to practice, thus providing a more authentic and personalized way for building language skills.
By creating, students can focus on their own needs and develop the ability to self-assess while also enhancing their technology skills in the process. They love to be in control! It benefits not only their learning, but also their confidence in the classroom.