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Amid coronavirus, students flock to Kahoot! and Duolingo. Is it the end of language teachers?

USA Today logoGame-based learning services such as Kahoot! are seeing a huge uptick in signups as a result of distance learning.

As children nationwide settle into weeks and months of remote learning, educational technology companies are having a heyday, marketing their products as must-have solutions to keep students with internet access connected and engaged.

Kahoot!, another game-based service for world languages and other academic subjects, also offered free premium accounts to teachers and schools through the end of this academic year. During the height of new traffic, the company was getting more than 100,000 new accounts per day, a spokeswoman said.

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