At this year’s annual Kahoot! EDU Summit we were absolutely thrilled to be joined by thousands of educators around the world, leaders in EdTech, and Kahoot! ambassadors and specialists to explore all of the inspired ways they are using Kahoot! to teach in any learning environment. Our 35 speakers, representing 9 countries, discussed everything from student-centered STEM and accessibility in SPED classrooms to virtual field trips in Costa Rica and how educators can join the creator economy. We were even more excited to get feedback directly from educators with the announcement of our latest features and a sneak peek at what’s coming soon for back to school!
So, in case you missed anything, here is a recap of some of the most inspiring sessions, latest developments, and links to the K!offee kahoots that were played throughout the two days. You can also rewatch any session on-demand on our event page.
Map out the next school year with Kahoot!, presented by: Sean D’Arcy, VP of Kahoot! at School, & K!rew
When Kahoot! asked nearly 10,000 teachers in a recent survey about going back to school in 2022, 75% said that technology has been an important tool to support more active and student-centered learning. That is why we have been working with educators and technology specialists to add even more interactive tech tools to our platform. Sean D’Arcy and K!rew presented all of the new features coming for back to school and some that are available right now like our latest question types, ‘Slider’ and ‘Drop-pin’, and the new option to add up to 6 possible answers. Teachers got a sneak peek of our soon-to-be-released math learning app, Storm, and were invited to join beta testing groups for new game modes and Whiteboard.fi integrations, which we can’t wait to share with everyone. With all of this coming for back to school, we hope teachers are as excited as we are to see how students learn with these awesome new features!
Student-centered STEM with NASA: Panel discussion with:
Cindy Hasselbring, K-12 Advisor in NASA’s Office of STEM Engagement,
Louisa Rosenheck, Kahoot! Director of Pedagogy,
and Kahoot! student ambassador, Benny
The conversation around student-centered learning is all about how to give students more control, letting them choose what and how they want to study, and giving them a voice in why it matters to them. Co-creation allows students to own their learning experiences and this discussion was all about how to consider the role of the student, shift your mindset as an educator, and provide opportunities to explore and play! Of course, when you have a partner as awesome as NASA to help demonstrate this process, you end up with amazing resources that students are genuinely interested in researching, exploring, and experimenting with like the NASA STEM YouTube channel or their Next Gen STEM engagement page where they can find different lessons and activities that they can be inspired by! As a teacher this might mean thinking of yourself differently. Rather than being the “sage on the stage” you are your students’ “guide on the side”, joining them on the journey of curiosity and exploration. If you’re looking for more support you can check out NASA Connects for access to a collaborative network of STEM educators.
Smashing classroom walls and Exploring by the Seat of Your Pants, presented by: Joe Grabowski, National Geographic explorer and founder of Exploring by the Seat of Your Pants
Easily the most adorable session of the EDU Summit, attendees visited the Toucan Rescue Ranch in Costa Rica where they met Millie the sloth, and several colorful toucans without leaving their seat! With live virtual field trips and guest speaker sessions (FREE for classrooms everywhere!), Exploring by the Seat of Your Pants demonstrated how they are inspiring the next generation of scientists and explorers by connecting them with those who are on the frontlines of science, exploration, conservation and adventure! If you can’t wait for their next virtual adventure, check out their amazing kahoots to learn more about biodiversity, the ocean, earth sciences, and space exploration!
Catch up on top tips for using Kahoot! inside and outside of the classroom with kahoots made by our incredible teacher ambassadors that show all of the creative ways they use Kahoot! with their own students!
- Top tips for Kahoot!’ing with education events
- Kahoot! puzzle made for all
- Game time! Kahoots for global competitions
- What your staff needs to know about Kahoot!
- Student-driven learning, powered by Kahoot!
- Alternating question types to fit any classroom curriculum
- So you want to Kahoot!? Let’s search, share, and play
Opening soon: Kahoot! Marketplace, presented by: Agnete Tøien Pedersen, VP of Kahoot! Academy
Teachers can now take their kahoots pro and join the creator economy with Kahoot! Marketplace. Soon, select Verified creators on Kahoot! Plus, Pro, and Premium plans for teachers can offer their learning resources for sale, in addition to offering them for free. Marketplace creators can display their learning resources directly on their Verified profiles, share them on their own channels, and earn money for resources sold directly on Kahoot!. Interested in earning money from your content? Complete step one by becoming a Verified creator today!
Kahoot! now also provides Verified educators the opportunity to receive donations from global fans who use and appreciate their resources and knowledge-sharing, directly from their Verified profile. If you’re an educator, you can set up donations from your profile today!
Create a digital classroom you’ll love with Clever, presented by: Blair Mishleau, Senior Customer Education Program Manager at Clever
Did you know that 70% of US K-12 schools are using Clever? Many of the teachers that attended the EDU Summit had access to Clever in their school or district and didn’t even realize it! So, if you find yourself in the same situation, just need some more info to get the most out of the platform, or you’re in the 30% of schools that don’t, this session was for you! Attendees got an in-depth look at Clever’s ‘Teacher Pages’ product to organize all classroom resources in one place, and saw how Clever is offering new ways to keep track of learning and stay in touch with your students and their parents! If your district is using Clever, you can become Clever certified by completing this quick assessment to get more out of this digital tool, if you’re not, you can sign up here, or learn more about using Clever outside of U.S/Canada here.
Finally, we just wanted to say thank you to all the speakers, hosts, attendees, and everyone who made this year’s Kahoot! EDU truly awesome! Especially SAFARI CHUCK, who was spotted and shared with us an incredible 600 times!
We are so happy to see that teachers from around the world enjoyed this event and had such great feedback for us! We can’t wait to do it again next year!
From all of us at Kahoot!, we hope you enjoy your summer holidays! Stay tuned for more back to school announcements coming soon!