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Monday, May 12, 2014

Kahoot Adds Another Helpful Option - Dismissing Names

Last week Kahoot added a slick rich text editor to its already excellent student response system. Over the weekend another helpful feature was added to the teacher's control panel. Teachers can now kick out inappropriate nicknames. If a student enters an inappropriate nickname the teacher can simply click on that name in the Kahoot Lobby (the Lobby is the screen that is displayed while waiting to start an activity) and the name will be removed. The student who entered the inappropriate name will see his or her screen turn red and will have to enter a different nickname in order to participate in the activity.
Applications for Education
Kahoot is one of my favorite tools for quickly assessing your students' understanding of a lesson. The game-like environment provides a good way to engage students in the informal assessment activities that you run through Kahoot.

On Kahoot you create a quiz or survey that your students respond to through any device that has a web browser (iPad, Android device, Chromebook). Your Kahoot questions can include pictures and videos. As the teacher you can control the pace of the Kahoot quiz or survey by imposing a time limit for each question. As students answer questions they are awarded points for correct answers and the timeliness of their answers. A scoreboard is displayed on the teacher's screen.

Click here to learn more about Kahoot and see how it compares to other feedback tools.