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I am very excited to share this week's FREE web tool that allows you to create interactive quizzes and polls for your students to take using any internet enabled device in your classroom!

To get started, you will need to create a free teacher account at: www.getkahoot.com

Your homepage will look like this when you sign-in:


To create a new quiz, just select the create new Kahoot quiz option and you will be able to add your questions.


The interface is very simple, you enter your question, add an image or video from YouTube, and then enter the answer choices along the bottom. You then mark which choice is correct. You can add or take away answer choices by using the minus button.

Once you are finished with your first question, you can click the white "+ add question" button to create another question.

Once you have the desired number of questions, click on the green "next settings" button.


You can edit the title or order of your quiz questions. Click on the green "next settings" button to continue.


You will be asked to select the language, privacy, and audience of your quiz. You can choose to make your quiz public if you would like people to be able to search for your quizzes. Click on the green button to continue.


Finally, you can now add a cover image to your quiz if you desire.  Click on the green button to continue.

Now that you have made a quiz, you can preview it to see what it will look like:


The left side represents what will be seen on your classroom display and the right side shows you what the students will see on their device. As you can tell, you will need a projector or SMART Board to show the question screen to the students and they will respond to the question using their device. If you do not have enough devices for each student, think about using teams or groups to answer questions.

Ready to launch? 

Go to your homepage and find the Kahoot you have created and click play:


This will start the launch screen which will give you some options for gameplay:


Click on "Launch" and you will see this screen:


Your students will need to open their internet browser and type: kahoot.it (no www or http)
Then, they enter the game pin number and their name on their device.
Players will show up on the teachers screen.  Once all desired players have entered the game, click "Play" to start the quiz.

Each question will be controlled by the teacher, you will need to click on the next question to continue the quiz. Students will receive immediate feedback and a score for their answers. A scoreboard will also show after each question who is in the lead. 


At the end of the quiz, you will see a final scoreboard. You can click on download results to open an excel spreadsheet with data for each question and each student to show results and grades. You can also play the quiz again or a different quiz.

The excel spreadsheet looks similar to this:


Kahoot also has a library of quizzes and polls that other users have created. Click on the Public icon on the top of the homepage to view over two-thousand Kahoots ready to be played. 

I hope you explore this exciting and free web tool.  Your students will love to take quizzes and you will have instant data to share with them and give feedback.

Questions or comments?
Please email me at: pamelabatchelor@johnston.k12.nc.us

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Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Wednesday Web Tool: Use Kahoot to Create Online Quizzes and Polls across platforms!

I am very excited to share this week's FREE web tool that allows you to create interactive quizzes and polls for your students to take using any internet enabled device in your classroom!

To get started, you will need to create a free teacher account at: www.getkahoot.com

Your homepage will look like this when you sign-in:


To create a new quiz, just select the create new Kahoot quiz option and you will be able to add your questions.


The interface is very simple, you enter your question, add an image or video from YouTube, and then enter the answer choices along the bottom. You then mark which choice is correct. You can add or take away answer choices by using the minus button.

Once you are finished with your first question, you can click the white "+ add question" button to create another question.

Once you have the desired number of questions, click on the green "next settings" button.


You can edit the title or order of your quiz questions. Click on the green "next settings" button to continue.


You will be asked to select the language, privacy, and audience of your quiz. You can choose to make your quiz public if you would like people to be able to search for your quizzes. Click on the green button to continue.


Finally, you can now add a cover image to your quiz if you desire.  Click on the green button to continue.

Now that you have made a quiz, you can preview it to see what it will look like:


The left side represents what will be seen on your classroom display and the right side shows you what the students will see on their device. As you can tell, you will need a projector or SMART Board to show the question screen to the students and they will respond to the question using their device. If you do not have enough devices for each student, think about using teams or groups to answer questions.

Ready to launch? 

Go to your homepage and find the Kahoot you have created and click play:


This will start the launch screen which will give you some options for gameplay:


Click on "Launch" and you will see this screen:


Your students will need to open their internet browser and type: kahoot.it (no www or http)
Then, they enter the game pin number and their name on their device.
Players will show up on the teachers screen.  Once all desired players have entered the game, click "Play" to start the quiz.

Each question will be controlled by the teacher, you will need to click on the next question to continue the quiz. Students will receive immediate feedback and a score for their answers. A scoreboard will also show after each question who is in the lead. 


At the end of the quiz, you will see a final scoreboard. You can click on download results to open an excel spreadsheet with data for each question and each student to show results and grades. You can also play the quiz again or a different quiz.

The excel spreadsheet looks similar to this:


Kahoot also has a library of quizzes and polls that other users have created. Click on the Public icon on the top of the homepage to view over two-thousand Kahoots ready to be played. 

I hope you explore this exciting and free web tool.  Your students will love to take quizzes and you will have instant data to share with them and give feedback.

Questions or comments?
Please email me at: pamelabatchelor@johnston.k12.nc.us

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