Meeting students where they are
While virtual and hybrid learning is not without its challenges, we’ve also found that many students have made important learning gains over the past few years. Many have benefitted from a greater sense of freedom in online learning, as well as developing skills like time management that have helped them grow into more independent, self-directed learners. Young people live online; it’s where they relax and socialize, and learning resources should meet them where they are!
As digital natives, students know that technology can not only keep their learning consistent; it can also help make it fun and engaging. Last year, we launched Kahoot!+ Study to give higher education students the tools to turn dry study sessions into exciting and motivating learning experiences, either independently or with friends, in-person or virtually. With Kahoot!, students of all ages can follow their curiosity and learn through exploration and play, whether they get creative and build their own kahoots or discover new topics from the brands and experiences they love, like Minecraft, Star Wars, Marvel and more. Kahoot! is here to provide tools and content that connects to what students are already interested in, and how they want to study.
Amplify teachers’ voices in the classroom and around the world
Through all the challenges for education in the last two years, the resilience, passion and innovation of teachers inspires us every day. Unfortunately, many educators continue to feel unheard and underappreciated in their school as well as continue to deal with uncertainty and crisis. At Kahoot!, we have made it a top priority to empower educators to share their voice and connect with our global community.
By joining Kahoot! Academy as a Verified educator, teachers can showcase their learning content for more than 9 million educators on Kahoot! and the 40 million non-unique participants who engage with learning content on Kahoot! Academy every month. In 2021, more than 270 million non-unique participants played kahoots from Verified creators, showing how much they appreciate the voices and expertise of fellow educators
On Kahoot! Academy, educators can also build and join learning communities around topics they’re most passionate about, and soon, all creators will be able to monetize their learning content directly on Kahoot!, participating in the growing creator economy and gaining widespread recognition for their rich experience and innovative ideas. Additionally, all teachers can access ready-to-use, engaging learning experiences and resources from fellow educators and partners on Kahoot! Academy, expanding their choices far beyond the conventional big publishers.
While no one can predict everything that 2022 will bring for education, it’s clear that after the challenges of the last few years and the continuation of those challenges, helping educators and students bring the joy back to learning will be a must. This is why we’re offering new ways for teachers and learners to be creative, connect, share and discover on Kahoot!. Even more exciting offerings are coming soon, so stay tuned!