On June 16 and 17, we wrapped up this school year by hosting the Kahoot! EDU Summit, our virtual professional development event that brought together thousands of educators, EdTech thought leaders, technology specialists, Kahoot! ambassadors and partners. We’d like to thank all our guest speakers, hosts and attendees for the fantastic support and making these two days truly awesome! We had a blast!

View the lineup for the 2021 Kahoot! EDU Summit at kahoot.com/edusummit

If you couldn’t attend the Kahoot! EDU Summit, read on for a recap of the main announcements and insights and watch on-demand recordings of all sessions on the event page.

Gina Ruffcorn, Steve Hui, Danieta Morgan, and Ann Makosinski were speakers at the Kahoot! EDU Summit 2021

Disney inspired imagination and creativity

The team at Disney Imagination Campus believes that imagination and creativity should be part of every student’s educational experience, and their vision is to inspire the next generation of creative thinkers and doers. The attendees of the Kahoot! EDU Summit got to hear from Luc Mayrand, Portfolio Creative Executive at Walt Disney Imagineering and learn about Imagineering’s storied blue-sky process highlighting how everything Disney creates begins from imagination. The recording of this session will be coming soon.

Kahoot! ambassadors showcased the best tools and teaching techniques to make coming back to class awesome

Our ambassadors and Kahoot! Academy Verified educators shared inspiring ideas for the next school year and participated in thought provoking panel discussions – the engagement of our audience with these sessions was overwhelming!

In her interactive session, EdTech hero Leslie Fisher demoed some cool tools that can transform the way you engage your students in any learning environment:

Carol Salva, Pedro Civera and Gina Ruffcorn reflected on how to foster and scale lifelong learning in a panel discussion hosted by TechCrunch’s Natasha Mascarenhas:

Terri Brungardt, a District Media Specialist, together with her colleague Amy Hawkins-Keeler presented their exciting success story of connecting hundreds of teachers and boosting collaboration in their district with Kahoot! EDU:

Throughout two days, we had the pleasure of playing live kahoots with several Kahoot! ambassadors and our event hosts, Ann Makosinski and Dr. Quentin Lee. The energy and competitive spirit were through the roof! If you won in one of the kahoots – we’ll be in touch shortly about your prize 😉

Roundup of the most exciting Kahoot! updates and back-to-school teaser previews

In my sessions on both days of the event, I highlighted exciting new features and products not to miss out on in the next school year, including our free slides, PowerPoint integration, the single screen option, and our latest updates hot off the press – read aloud audio in questions and multiple new languages in our apps.

I also gave exclusive teaser previews of what’s coming for back-to-school:

  • GIF library powered by GIPHY;
  • New team mode where every students is motivated to participate;
  • Brand new app experience tailored to kids – an update particularly relevant for the youngest learners!

And, last but not least, I presented a few big updates we’re preparing for Kahoot! EDU, such as integrations with Clever and Google Classroom, advanced student creation and student-level assessment features, and classes and lessons featuring Kahoot! Math Labs.

Activate and “wow” your students, and expand your educator network with Kahoot! Academy

Have you joined Kahoot! Academy yet? There’s never been a better time! In addition to an extensive library of high quality learning content, it has just launched its educator community! At the Kahoot! EDU Summit, Agnete Pedersen demoed how you can expand your educator network with Kahoot! Academy Connect and gave an exclusive preview of Kahoot! Academy Marketplace coming later this year.

Kahoot! partners presented their latest updates to try out in class next year

From inclusive learning to new tools to power up digital instruction, our fantastic partners kept our audience at the edge of their seats:

Rebel Girls Jes Wolfe & Sarah Parvis shared stories of extraordinary women in history to inspire you with new ideas to foster diversity and inclusion in class:

Clever presented their take on making digital learning accessible for everyone and hosted a panel discussion on the future of digital instruction:

Together with Kahoot! ambassador Steve Auslander, Sonja Delafosse from Microsoft taught everyone how to app-smash with Microsoft Teams, Kahoot!, Flipgrid and Wakelet in the upcoming school year:

Danieta Morgan presented the latest and greatest from Google for Education (recording coming soon).

Kady Robb led Apple’s session covering their newest tools and features for the classroom and beyond (recording coming soon).

Thank you to everyone who joined us at the Kahoot! EDU Summit! We were thrilled to see so much engagement and insightful discussions of the latest trends and future of learning, new digital tools, inspiring ways to connect with students and elevate instruction, and more. Rewatch sessions on our event page and make sure to share them with other teachers, technology specialists and school leaders.

Have a fantastic summer break and stay tuned for our upcoming back-to-school announcements!