Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Kahoot Acquired - What Could That Mean for You?

Last spring I got quite excited about a new online whiteboard tool called A lot of other people did, too. This blog post that I wrote about had more than 100,000 hits! The success of didn't go unnoticed by other educational technology companies as evidenced by the announcement that Kahoot has acquired

The announcement that Kahoot published was short on details on about what the acquisition of means for both services going forward. Initially, it appears that will continue to operate as normal. My guess is that Kahoot plans to integrate some or all of the functions into of into the Kahoot game platform. 

If Kahoot were to integrate into its game platform we could see options for teachers to use a whiteboard function to draw or write math problems and or diagrams. We could see options for students to reply to questions with free-hand drawings and writing on individual whiteboards. I'm curious to see what the engineers at Kahoot and develop together for teachers and students. 

Here's a short video overview of how works today.