Kahoot, learn and play
And that represents to be a good opportunity to put our aim into practice and moreover to motivate the students.
That´s why we got the idea to use this application, which we already knew because a number of our teachers were already using the application for some practices during the lessons.
What is gamification?
The application of game-design elements and game principles in non-game contexts. Through the Integration of playing elements it should be reached an increase in motivation of a person as well as the way to reach a goal or to solve a problem should be improved by that.
Begin to use Kahoot
Even though we already knew and also used it we wanted to use the application in another way. Therefore we planned to invite some teachers to our school.
So that we thought to introduce a new activity which would be a lot more funny and interactive. The solution was Kahoot.
This application offers you different options to play it. Our favourite is the Quiz. Because next to finding the right answer it is also important to look at the speed of giving it.
So this way the teachers would pay more attention to our presentation and could also win a prize.
The installation of the application
The process of the installation is very simple. You only have to go to the website of kahoot and register yourself there.
Within the application we have to choose between Quiz, Jumble, Discussion und Survey. In our case we will concentrate on Quiz.
This game consists of a series of questions with a number of answers and to choose the correct answer before the other participants.
As soon as we have chosen the game we then have to choose the number of questions which we want to take into the game as well as the possible options of answers. Moreover we have to look at the available time to give an answer.
As soon as the game has been prepared we would like to put it into practice which makes the game a lot easier. During which one should pay attention to the following points:
- An internet connection has to be planned for the participants
- They need to have a mobile or computer
- They should download the kahoot application from the AppStore or from Google Play and they should be well connected with the website .
As soon as we finished the preparations for the game Kahoot, we will get a pin. A key which gives us entry to the game which we prepared.
Let´s start gaming
As soon as the participants open the application or the website of Kahoot, they will be asked for a pin. When the participants entered the game, we can see them.
When all participants are ready the administrator (in this case the school) starts with the game and begins to ask questions.
After each question we know the answer, the winner and who answered first. Moreover we can see their valuation.
In the end the one is the winner who gave the most correct answers the quickest way.
For us kahoot seems to be a very good application to motivate the students and to make the learning of spanish funnier. The application gives us lots of options to highlight the content with which we are working.
And moreover you get this application for free (although it exists a version with more options which has to be paid). It is completely advisable if you want to arrange your classes in a more funny way..