Online teaching competencies

KAHOOT! in an online classroom setting

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Kahoot! is a tool that delivers and presents questions to students. It is set up as a game that students can play either individually or in groups. Instructors provide students with multiple-choice questions, which are projected on a classroom screen. After each question is answered, the correct answer will be displayed as well as a scoreboard of the highest point earners. At any time, instructor can track student progress and scores.

A few ways to inculcate Kahoot in an online classroom setting

Present a new topic by assessing what students already know about the topic and what areas they should know: Kahoot! can survey students prior to a course lecture to determine whether students have an understanding of the topic. It also can guide instructors in selecting their lecture content and identifying the key points.

Help with vocabulary terms, terminology, and definitions: Kahoot! focuses on fast-paced questions, it can assist students with learning course-related vocabulary, terminology, and definitions.

Poll students about their opinions: Kahoot! allows instructors to present opposing sides or viewpoints of an argument or dilemma. This presentation is ideal for courses using case studies as there might be different solutions to the problem. Taking poll also saves valuable class time that can be used for student discussion.

Review for an examination or test: Students like the ability to review class material in a game format. Kahoot! helps them retain the material because it is presented in a fun and entertaining manner. Because each game can be played more than once, instructors can repeat the game as a way to enable students to understand why their previous answers were incorrect.

Learn information in sequential order. Kahoot! recently launched a Jumble mode, which allows students to put things into consecutive order. This allows instructors to ask questions about chronological or progressive order.

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