In January 2015, I introduced Kahoot! at my first in-service. Since then, the Kahoot community of quizzes have grown and additional options have arrived. If you are using Kahoot in your classroom, I encourage you to try Ghost or Team mode.
If you are new to Kahoot, check out how to get started here.
Ghost mode can be used for students to compete against themselves or another class. When I first saw ghost mode, I couldn't figure out why students would play the same game 2 times in a row. Then, I found out you could play ghost mode at a later time by using the link in the My Results screen (see images below).
Tip: I would encourage students to use their real name so it is easy to identify who they were in the first version of the game.
Team mode is great for a class that does not have 1:1 devices, or if you are using teams for a review tournament (review Olympics!).
Tip: When I exported the results, only the team name was kept, not the students. Have one student record down the team name and players on a piece of paper or on a class whiteboard.
Team members are given time to read the question and about 5 seconds of team time to discuss. I have not found a way to add additional discussion time, only additional question time.
Kahoot's article about Team Mode
If you try one of these modes, let me know what you think with a comment!
~The IT Persin,
About the "IT Persin"
Carol has her degree from Duquesne University in elementary education (K-6) and the Instructional Technology Specialist certificate. She has 4 years of teaching experience K-8 & 1 year of computer para experience. Carol is currently the Technology Integration Specialist for Keystone Oaks School District in Pittsburgh, PA. She has been married 5 years to her loving husband and they have a retired racing Greyhound, Henry.
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