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Kahoot! game modes empower every aspect of classroom dynamics, from lesson planning to delivery, through to assessment and reporting. With powerful pedagogy in mind, game mode functions empower student-centered and student-driven learning through carefully curated arcade-like experiences! The beloved interactive presentation tools from Kahoot! remain embedded into these awesome learning experiences, with a new and improved player experience. Focus on content readiness and student growth through accuracy-based points systems, community-focused team dynamics, and 21st century skill expressions.

Student-centered learning at the focus

You asked, we answered – Kahoot! game modes measure for accuracy, without the stress of speed and timers. Now more than ever before, use game modes as a  tool to collect and record metrics on student comprehension and content correctness. Game mode dynamics feature varied presentation tools, allowing students to engage with prompts and concepts across multiple presentations and opportunities. Several data points are sourced from the same concept or objective and measured progress and achievement is more reliable. In each game mode, students go through question content and prompts across several stages and levels, mixed with pauses and transitions. Guessing games are gone, as student opportunity to “click through content” is minimized. Between each level transition, encourage students to reflect on content, debrief on misconceptions, or share connections, empowering critical thinking in conversation and discussion.

Students playing Kahoot!.
Students work at different paces, directing their own content learning.

#KahootTip Use level transitions as class brain breaks! Incorporate movement between each game mode level to keep students active in their learning…in more ways than one!

Building beyond the content

The classroom is a busy place, use Kahoot! game modes to assess and address student readiness and growth across multiple content areas simultaneously. While students independently engage with core curriculum objectives, mixed with strategy opportunities, they also elicit thought and conceptualization. Color Kingdom’s arcade-like territory map encourages numeracy skills, as students quickly count and tally territories and tiles their team has colored and earned. While in Submarine Squad, verbal communication is a focal point, as designated players read-aloud prompts to boost team points and earnings! The enthusiasm toward team progress is contagious, as students support and empower one another toward team scores and winning! All the while, student anonymity helps to minimize any sense of high-stakes stress, ensuring students stay excited, engaged, and enticed by learning and content.

#KahootTip Do your progress-reports include a citizenship assessment? Use in-game strategy conversations as a demonstration of “appropriate voice and tone” for student assessment and scoring.

Double-down on classroom dynamic

The quick pace and short-lived gaming experience might be the “cliffhanger” your class needs to maintain engagement and thrill! Mini-sessions of game play help to keep learning both interactive and dynamic. Regroup student motivation between each level, and capitalize on the novel experience of content presentation and introduction. While teachers control the game setup and duration, student autonomy remains front-and-center, as students set the pace for game play through independent pacing and progress. Periodic prompts to “look up” ensure students remain connected to whole-group aims and instruction, keeping classrooms cohesive and collaborative. Opportunities to reinforce team building remain embedded into gameplay, alleviating obstacles to fostering relationships between students, peers, and teachers.

#KahootTip Short game play sessions ensure no students are left out from the game, or left behind in progress. Students can PIN-in to play and join during or between each level, especially helpful for kids that join your class at different times, periods, or routines.

Make the most of any learning experience with new game modes, now available on Kahoot!. Capitalize on classroom engagement, while empowering students to engage with core content goals and objectives. Each game mode format fosters different dynamics for gameplay, with options for both player and team experiences. Kahoot! game modes are available for Kahoot!+ Premier teacher plans and Kahoot! EDU district solutions. Learn how to add new game modes to your Kahoot! experience by getting in touch with a member of the K!rew.