Kahoot! for schools

Ways to play

Learn about our different question types, explore game modes and get inspiring tips for playing Kahoot!

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Play in class or assign self-paced games

To host a kahoot live in class, you’ll need a big screen so everyone in the classroom can see. Questions and answer alternatives will be displayed on the shared screen, while students answer on their devices.

Assign self-paced challenges that students can play from anywhere, anytime on their own devices. Questions and answers will be displayed on their screens.

Additionally, students can play in single-player mode in our app to practice or just for fun.

Students play individually or in teams

After you’ve hit Play, choose a game mode to proceed:

In Classic mode, each student joins and answers every question individually on their own device, competing for top score against all of their peers.

In Team mode, several students share a device to discuss and submit an answer together. After the question has been displayed, there’s 5 additional seconds for team discussion.

Mix and match question types

  • Quiz: add a multiple-choice question on any topic, for any subject
  • True/false: test attention and activate students with a simple true/false question
  • Poll: do a quick pulse-check or collect feedback with a poll question – no points will be awarded (Pro or Premium subscription required)
  • Slide: give more context to questions and present additional info with slides – students need to look up and learn (Pro or Premium subscription required)
  • Puzzle: test deeper understanding by asking students to arrange answers in the right order (Pro or Premium subscription required
How to create a kahoot
How to add polls
How to add slides
How to use puzzle

Adjust game dynamics to your class

Here are some additional settings and options that will put you in full control of game dynamics in class and help you adjust your kahoot to the class goals.

When creating a kahoot…

 Adjust timer in each question depending on its complexity

 Raise the stakes or add a bonus question with double points, or give learners a little break in the game by toggling off points

 Use image reveal to build anticipation or give hints (Pro or Premium subscription required)

When hosting a kahoot in class...

 Randomize order of questions – especially helpful when replaying kahoots for revision!

 Randomize order of answers

 Enable nickname generator to avoid inappropriate nicknames in the game, or help learners get in the game quicker

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Introduce new topics

Assess prior knowledge, introduce new concepts or preview content.

Review content

Identify topics that need follow up and help students practice for their tests.

Teach a lesson

Combine quiz with other question types in one seamless and awesome lesson.

Reinforce knowledge

Recap on topics and replay kahoots to improve knowledge retention.

Break the ice and reward

Play a kahoot to kick off a class or use it as a fun way to wrap things up.

Run formative assessment

Use analytics from game reports to assess class learning progress.

Collect student opinions

Add poll questions to your kahoots to gather learners’ opinions or check their understanding of a topic.

Deliver self-paced learning

Assign Kahoot! challenges that students can play from anywhere, anytime on their own devices at their own pace.

Turn learners into leaders

Encourage students to create their own kahoots, individually or in groups, to deepen understanding and mastery.

Foster creativity & teamwork

Boost collaboration, teamwork and communication by playing kahoots in team mode.

Connect with classrooms globally

Host games with players from as close as your own school district to as far as a different continent.

Teach colleagues in PD sessions

Liven up your PD presentations and engage other educators by adding a kahoot to the mix!