Friday, 18 March 2016

Kahoot - Fun for All (and Data for Teachers)

All of my classes (except Year 11, for some reason) LOVE Kahoot. Even the Year 13's love Kahoot and regularly ask for it. 9KLe plays it every Friday afternoon, as a reward for working well and also for me to collect data and see who has understood what and where I need to go next. 

In case you don't know, Kahoot is a revision tool where teachers can easily and quickly set up multi-choice questions. Then during class time the questions and options can be projected up onto the board for students to answer on their devices. This comes complete with music and a constantly updating leaderboard.  I like to just ask 10 questions, and a review can be done in under 5 minutes, but that's just me. 

An important note: If you want to use the data from the game, students must log in with a username you can recognise. Just their name, for instance. I concede to modifications of their name; for example Robin in KLe likes to be Echo Robin, while Pili in Y13 likes to cleverly merge his name with the topic being quizzed, e.g. Pilikinesis

Link for teachers:
Link for students to log in and play during class: 

Once all the fun and games are over, you can log back in and look at the full data set from the game. This is how:

Step 1: Sign in

Step 2: Look on the bottom-right hand side of the next webpage that you're taken to, and click on the little blue, green and yellow Drive button for the quiz's data you want to download to Google Drive, or the purple one if you want to download another way.

Step 3: Click save.

Step 4: Choose where to save your results to. I have a folder for Year 9 Kahoot data in my drive. Hit change to choose your save destination.

Step 5: When happy with the destination, click save.

Step 6: Open it by clicking the Kahoot Results link and have a look.

Step 7:  Quickly see which student got the most correct, or scroll sideways across to see which question/s stumped students the most (in red). 

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