This is my 9th year as a special education teacher. For the last two years, I’ve been using Kahoot!, and it made a big difference for my learners and me. It gives me many ways to make the class more inclusive and impactful for my students, playing to their unique strengths and helping them overcome challenges.
The students in my class are quite diverse. Some have a handful of sight words and others read on a 3rd grade level. Some of my students use limited conversation skills while others can speak for a long time on a favorite topic. The beauty of Kahoot! is that with the right support, I can have ALL my learners participating.
Fun combined with substantial learning impact
Basically, I’m a self-contained classroom. I use Kahoot! in a variety of ways to introduce content, activate students, reinforce knowledge, train to apply it in practice. For example, we learn new vocabulary by playing image-rich quizzes in class. For reinforcement of knowledge, I really like Kahoot! challenges that allow learners to play at their own pace.
I love Kahoot! because my students are ALWAYS happy when we use it!