There are so many ways to use Kahoot! as part of a learning experience, even beyond the topics and questions addressed within a particular kahoot. We love seeing how teachers integrate the tool into their larger initiatives to support deep learning and skill-building!
This year among all the #BackToSchool tweets about buzzing classrooms, eager learners and plenty of kahoot’ing, one that stood out to us came from a primary school class in Airdrie, Scotland, a small town just 25 miles from the country’s most populated city, Glasgow.
Our amazing Digital Leaders supported P2 during our fun Kahoot quizzes! pic.twitter.com/RWXViEKpnS
— Rochsolloch Primary (@Rochsolloch_Pr) August 29, 2021
Here, older students take responsibility for leading technology-based activities with younger students, including exciting Kahoot! sessions. Through this experience, they build skills around organization, communication and collaboration—things we know will serve them well wherever the future takes them. Let’s take a look at how this program works!
Fact facts: Rochsolloch Primary School
Located Airdrie, Scotland
School size 297
School motto Sapientia (wisdom)
Vision Everyone achieves their potential
Values Respect, Achievement, Happiness
Using Kahoot! since 2013
Favourite way to use Kahoot! Great way to round off the day, while assessing daily knowledge.
New tools for ‘unsettling times’
When Rochsolloch Primary School opened in 1902, laptops and learning apps weren’t exactly the order of the day for students and teachers. These days, of course, it’s a very different story, as we heard from Rochsolloch’s teacher of Primary 7, Mr Dean Rodman.
“I’ve been using Kahoot! for several years, as have some of my colleagues,” Mr Rodman tells us. “In the beginning, we used it more as a brain break tool or prize task as it’s so engaging, and helps motivate the children with their learning.
“Later, this began to develop into a more substantial tool for teaching and learning. We’ve used it to assess the children’s knowledge on a particular concept in an engaging and practical way, and we’ve found that it has really helped in reducing anxiety some children feel when confronted with a ‘test.’ Furthermore, as the teacher, it gives me really useful insights.”