How To Create a Kahoot!

10 December 2014
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Have you played Kahoot! yet?  My students ask to play this game every time we review.  My kids always get excited and get VERY into the game.  It’s like using clickers in class, but students can use their phones, iPads, or computers.  Students like using their own devices and I like that the game keeps them very engaged.  Students get more points for answering the questions correctly and quickly.  I usually give small prizes for the winners.  

How to Create a Kahoot!

1.   Go to getkahoot.com and create an account.  They don’t email or spam you.
2.   Go to create.kahoot.it and sign in (if you aren’t already).
3.   On the main page, click the question mark to create a quiz.

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4.   Give your quiz a name.
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5.   Type in a question.  This is my favorite part - you can put in pictures (graphs, diagrams, etc).  I like to take a screenshot of the questions and “dump” them into the quiz.  It's so much faster than typing out the questions.  Notice that when I dropped the screenshot into the quiz, it only half appears.  That’s ok.  You can change the number of points and the time limit for each question.

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6.   If you scroll down a little, you can see the place to type the answers.  Type them in.  Notice that when you type, you have the option to use some symbols?!  Yay!  For the correct answer click the “Incorrect” button to change it to “Correct”.  Click “Add Question” to continue adding questions.

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7.   When you’re finished adding questions, click “Save & Continue”.

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8.   Fill in the information.  I usually choose “School” as the Primary Audience and tag a few words.  Then click “Save and Continue” again.

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9.   You can add a cover image here, if you’d like.  Then, click “Done”.

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10.   Now, your quiz is saved.  It is available to play immediately if you wish.

Play Your Kahoot!

1.   Go to create.kahoot.it.  Click “My Kahoots” at the top of the page.

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2.   Find the quiz that you made and click “Play”.  Once the quiz loads, click “Launch”.  Your screen should look like the picture below.  You should project your screen for your class.

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3.   All of your students should go to kahoot.it.  They should type in the game pin that is displayed on your computer.  They will be prompted to choose a nickname.  As they log in to the quiz, their nicknames will be displayed on your computer.  When you’re ready, click “Start now”.

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4.   While your computer displays the question, the student only sees the color of the answer options.  This is the key part that keeps them engaged!

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Stats are shown as the quiz progresses.  Also, if you play with the teacher side a little bit, there is all kinds of data you can download.

I created two triangle congruence quizzes to share with you.
Triangle Congruence Quiz 1
Triangle Congruence Quiz 2
If you click on "Public Kahoots" at the top of the page, you can search for pre-made Kahoots.  Nice.

Have fun!


Have you used Kahoot! in your classes?  Did you like it?  Leave a comment about it below!

15 comments:

  1. very cool! Thanks for sharing. I can't wait to test this out!

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    1. You're welcome! I hope you and your students enjoy!

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  2. This post was a complete game changer for my teaching. After learning of Kahoot through your post, I made a "practice" one and played it with my Consumer Math seniors. You would be hard pressed to ever have seen my students as enthusiastic as they were yesterday. Completely, 1,000% engaging. Wonderful. Life-changing. THANK YOU!!!!!

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    1. I am so glad that it went well for you!! I played it on Friday too and my students were so into it and so competitive. I hope it continues to go well for you :)

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  3. Is this only for math? I teach 7th grade science and this looks like a game my kids would really get into. Thanks!

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  4. This works well for any classes. I've actually played it during professional development and my students often play it in history and Spanish. I hope your students enjoy it!

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  5. Many thanks Mrs.E! I've known about Kahoot! for quite a while but have been 'resistant' to the learning curve of another piece of software. Your article has made it easy to understand and I had a play around with your triangle quizzes, which consolidated that. I can definitely see myself using this a lot in future - an excellent resource! :D

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  7. How do you enter exponents into Kahoot!? My students love using Kahoot! in my Algebra I and II classes, but I have no idea how to type exponents or radicals. Could you help?

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  8. I just played around with it. When you actually start to write the questions, a little toolbar pops up with formatting options. You can see an example with the picture that corresponds to step 5 above. You can add any exponents that you wish!

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  9. My third graders love kahoot!
    We use it for digital citizenship, rules and procedures at the beginning of the year, Science, and anything else I can think of..

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  10. I am not quite clear on how the public Kahoots work - I know I'm doing it wrong because it keeps asking me to wait for other players - I don't want to wait for other players I want to copy it for my own class and have them play it during class…please tell me what I am doing wrong! - thanks!

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  11. Public just means that any teacher can access the quiz and use it in their class. You don't have to copy it, as long as you have the link. The quiz isn't "saved" anywhere. I have to have the link to play too.

    When you open the quiz, click Play. Then, click Launch. The game pin that is displayed is for the students. At that point, it's ready to go for your class. If you wanted to test it beforehand, you could grab someone and each use your phone. Once all the students have logged on, click Start Now.

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  12. i still need more time to study kahoot. Nice explanation by you. thanks.

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  13. Is kahoot a k-12 daigram? I have seen some similar illustrations in Creately diagram community.

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