Equip your teaching toolkit for back-to-school

Back-to-school season is always an exciting time for both students and teachers! Filled with anticipation, new beginnings, and fresh opportunities to spark an interest in learning and create classroom culture! As you gear up for your return to the classroom, you might be thinking about what tools you need in your teaching toolkit. Tools that help you foster engagement and interactive learning, as well as lighten your load and make creating engaging lessons easier. 

That’s where Kahoot! comes in! With teachers reporting student engagement as one of the biggest hurdles faced in their profession, we’ve made it job #1. We’ve been busy creating all new features with students, educators, and admins in mind, from our AI-enhanced Kahoot! creator to next-level gamified learning experiences, and more, coming just in time for back-to-school! Read on to learn more or play our Kahoot! 101 challenges to discover new ways of using Kahoot! in your classroom this year and get weekly chances to win swag and supplies for your entire class!

Interested in getting early access to all these amazing new features? Save 20% on Kahoot!+ plans, starting from $3.99/month until September 30.

For admins who want to empower both teachers and students in your school or district with our all-in-one engagement, teaching, assessment, and reporting toolkit, there’s Kahoot! EDU. Request a quote or book a demo to find out how you can customize your plan with special pricing for large teams and institutions!

Spend less time prepping and more time teaching with AI

Our new AI-enhanced features help save time on lesson planning and content creation, and even provide students with answer explanations to maximize every learning opportunity! With the new Kahoot! question generator you can create kahoots on any topic in seconds! Simply search your topic and grade level, and select from a list of questions created by our generative AI. You can edit any questions where needed and even add your own questions using our AI-assisted co-writer feature to shorten, extend or set the desired tone for your text. But that’s not all, learn more about all of our upcoming AI-enhanced features that you can look forward to using in your classroom soon!

Boost student engagement with more gamified learning experiences

Since the launch of our new student-led game modes, over 70 million users have played our new game modes! That’s a lot of engaged learning! Now, we’re focusing on new ways to take game-based learning to the next level with immersive game packs, more game modes, class rewards, and our new study toolkit for students to keep track of their progress! 

Make every game a unique experience with upgradable game packs, including customizable characters, themes, content, rewards, and more. Extend student motivation to learn beyond the live game with unlockable class rewards that students can earn while they learn! Your students can even take gamified learning home with solo game modes and a personalized study toolkit to help them reach their learning goals! With more ways to play than ever before and new game modes like Pyramid Pursuit, Multiplication Crew, and Duck-Duck Fractions (coming soon!) this back-to-school season with Kahoot! is sure to be the most engaging one yet!

Discover new ways of teaching with Kahoot!

Keep your lessons fresh with slide reactions for instant feedback, quick sessions to create on-the-fly learning opportunities, and content channels to quickly and easily find the most relevant content, or monetize your own learning content. Empower students to share their thoughts on your lesson slides in real time with slide reaction icons to express appreciation, confusion, approval, humor, surprise, and more. Facilitate instant conversations while learning is in flow with quick sessions allowing you to launch right into creating single questions like brainstorms or quick polls in seconds without having to create an entire kahoot! 

Not in the creating mood? Kahoot! content channels make it even easier to find the most relevant ready-made content organized and curated by the creator on their own channels that you can keep up with by subscribing to get updates on new content. As a Kahoot! verified educator, this is a better way to package and monetize your learning content while building your own community of educators. 

Curate and facilitate student-centered learning experiences

Give your students agency and ownership of their learning with new and improved courses, enhanced student passes, and our K!urious Collection lesson planning template. Create interactive lesson content that students can work through at their own pace with complete courses that allow you to combine multiple kahoots and different content formats, choose a theme, and create a shareable link to add to your LMS. And now, with our enhanced student passes, your students can learn with advanced study modes, set study goals for themselves, and dive deeper into their learning with premium ready-made content on Kahoot!+ AccessPass.

Want to learn more about creating student-centered learning experiences? We’ve created our own lesson planning guide to help you with anything from daily lesson planning to unit-long curriculums! Check out our K!urious Collection, including an adaptive curriculum guide, lesson planning template, student-centered rubric, and our own example of a completed lesson plan and corresponding rubric, using this guide!

Fund your Kahoot! EDU plan in the U.S.

We are excited to announce that Kahoot! has been validated against the standards of evidence in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), aligning with level IV. We are also in the process of being validated with levels II and III in the near future. We are proud to be one of approximately 25% of the 100 most-used edtech tools in classrooms that meet the Every Student Succeeds Act requirements! Making it easier for schools and districts to apply for the funding necessary to bring Kahoot! into their classrooms! If you’re interested in learning more about Kahoot!’s research-based approach to game-based learning, there’s a wealth of great research articles that demonstrate how Kahoot! promotes learning, interaction, and engagement, here’s our curated list.

Get all you need to make learning awesome this back-to-school

This back-to-school season is all about teaching smart, not hard by boosting student engagement and educator productivity with our latest features to make it easier and faster to create engaging learning experiences! To learn more about these features, play our Kahoot! 101 challenges on our back-to-school campaign page and get weekly chances to win swag and supplies for you and your students! Don’t forget to take advantage of our exclusive back-to-school offer to save 20% on Kahoot!+ Max, now only $9.99/month until September 30, and empower every educator in your school or district with special pricing on Kahoot! EDU for large teams and institutions. Request a quote or book a demo for more information!

We hope you have an awesome start to the school year! If you enjoy using these new features or have any feedback to share with us, please reach out to us on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and TikTok!