Kahoot is becoming increasingly popular as a tool which turns assessment into a game. In the program, learning games are called ‘kahoots.’ There is quite a variety of kahoots already set up in the program, or you can design your own series of multiple choice questions to match what you are teaching. You can then add pictures or videos to the questions or multiple choice answers to make the game more dynamic.
Kahoots were originally designed to be played in group setting (i.e. classroom). In this scenario, the game is displayed on the projector while students answer the question on their own device. However, if all students in your class have access to a mobile device, there is a new Kahoot app which they can download to play kahoots in lieu of some homework. In either scenario, all student data is updated instantaneously to your account, making assessment that much easier.
To find out more about Kahoot!, the mobile app, or to explore some of their existing games before you decide to dive in, visit their website at www.kahoot.com.