Kahoot is by far my most favorite web site and formative assessment tool. Kahoot has been around for a while, but many clinicians have not heard of it, and its implications for increasing SEL. Kahoot is extremely fun, informational and engaging. So what is Kahoot? Kahoot is a tool that can be used for a variety of purposes, assessing students, collecting data, checking for understanding and having fun. Kahoot is free, easy to set up, and can be used with any device (cell phone, Ipad, Android tablet, laptop or computer). One important note, you should have a large screen available (like in the picture above), to display/project the questions on. The participants need to see the questions all at one time to participate in a Kahoot.
I have introduced Kahoot to kindergarteners and they were able to pick up the concept easily. Kahoot gives the instructor the ability to restrict people from entering a name on the board that is offensive or inappropriate. The instructor can just cross off the name on the board and it will disappear. Some students may struggle with the coordination of looking at the screen and matching the correct answer to the color on their screen, but with practice, these students catch on wonderfully. Kahoot also can promote collaboration as students can play as a team, or assist each other. It is a great social emotional learning tool.
Here’s what the Kahoot site shares about this phenomenal tool
Through a simple ‘drag & drop’ creator tool (using any device), build quizzes with embedded imagery and video, based on educational content. Or, find public content to play.
It’s fast, intuitive and fun!
Engage the room and focus attention by projecting the quiz onto the screen at the front. Without needing an account, everyone in the room quickly joins through their personal device, seeing their name appear at the front.
Join using any device with a web browser!
Answering questions in real time through an easy-to-use interface, they play against each other aiming to top the on-screen leaderboard, whilst you facilitate and discuss the content.
Formatively assess individual knowledge and adapt learning to suit!
Here is a short video on how to make a Kahoot.
I have used Kahoot for many social emotional learning lessons. I use it for review with social skills books such as learning about differences, or tattling. I reinforce a skill that was taught in one of their classes, and promote collaboration skills. The best part is, you can use the data to show learning outcomes. Kahoot is really a great way to get your students involved. Leave a comment on how you would use Kahoot in your clinical practice. Have Fun!
Here is a Kahoot for social emotional learning. https://play.kahoot.it/#/k/2514d6a5-daea-4011-b97a-6be8e95bb03a