When it comes to creating awesome teaching resources with Kahoot!, Kevin Husen is a rock star. A retired teacher from California, now based in Sun City West, Arizona, Kevin (also known as “MrKevinHussen“) is a Kahoot! Verified creator and the top seller on Kahoot! marketplace, having already sold his Kahoot! courses over 10,000 times.
How did he do it? What’s his secret to creating learning content that teachers and students both love? We sat down with Kevin to find out more about his journey to Kahoot! success and see what advice he has for other creators thinking of sharing their resources on Kahoot! marketplace.
It all started in a kindergarten classroom
In Kevin’s impressive 39 years of teaching, he taught students from kindergarten to adult education. He spent his last six years as a teacher in a kindergarten classroom, which was where he discovered Kahoot!. It didn’t take long for him to start creating:
“My career went full circle. I started as a kindergarten teacher, and then I ended as a kindergarten teacher. When I went back to kindergarten, I had to learn all the new technology. The second year I was back, I walked into my partner’s room, and she was doing a kahoot. And her kids were just crazy excited to learn. Immediately after, I asked her what it was, and the next day, I did my first kahoot with my kids. It was only three days later that I had already created my first kahoot, because I wanted everything to match exactly what I was doing in my curriculum.”
Since then, Kevin has published over 600 kahoots, which have been played by 1.2 million participants. As Kevin said, “Anytime you break a million in anything, that’s pretty cool.” These kahoots are offered in the 60+ courses Kevin now sells on Kahoot! marketplace, covering math and language arts for kindergarten through to fifth grade.
On Kahoot! marketplace, a global marketplace for learning resources, Verified creators can create, share, and sell their courses and other teaching resources directly on the Kahoot! platform. Kahoot! marketplace enables educators, parents, and learners of all ages to access thousands of high quality learning resources on a wide variety of subjects and in many different languages.
What’s kept Kevin creating on Kahoot! even after retiring from teaching? “I retired, but I wasn’t really ready to retire. By creating kahoots, you keep your foot in the door of education, and the fact that they’re selling and that there are so many kids out there who have done at least one kahoot of mine now is pretty cool. I like the fact that the teachers are buying something I created and are using it in the classroom, and that it’s not only in the United States. I’ve even heard from someone in Australia who used my kahoots in their classroom.”
Maximizing impact on students’ learning
For Kevin, the drive to create kahoots and courses started with his commitment to delivering real educational value through the Kahoot! experience: