In my first post on this blog I wrote about my first EDC3100 lecture and tutorial. We used iPads to fill in surveys and our lecturer got the results in real time. At the time, I thought this was a fantastic way of gaining student ideas’ and knowledge quickly. I was unsure at the time how you could implement this technique in a primary school classroom.
I came across real time survey website ‘Kahoot!‘ when reading Daniel‘s blog post. Kahoot can be used “to create quizzes, surveys or polls related to specific topics; either asking quick questions ‘on the go’ to get feedback or opinion, or more in depth questions for formative assessment.” To engage an entire class, Kahoot can be projected on a screen at the front classroom, while students join in through their own internet connected devices (computers, laptops, iPads, iPods etc.).
I like that teachers can instantly “get an overview of the current knowledge levels of everyone in the room for formative assessment and can adapt their teaching accordingly.” This is a great alternative to my thumbs up/thumbs down method. I also think students would enjoy the colourful, game oriented format.
Below is a video example of a grade five class using Kahoot which Daniel linked in his post.