Description: This passage focuses on the kahoot login, which shows you a new feature on Kahoot that will improve engagement and critical thinking. In addition to the quiz format, Kahoot introduces a Jumble game where answers have to be placed in correct order
I have found this great tool on Kahoot that you can use to help improve learning and engagement, we’re going to show this to you, on the left is what your projector would look like, on the right is what the kids would see on their phone.
First if we go to Kahoot and you sign in, what you’ll notice is that to add something new, they’ll put it at the top of this, you’ll see a new game called jumble that they’re going to play now, they’re going to give you some examples, you can use these examples on your own, you can copy them and edit them.
We’re going to take a look at one that’s called build the equation, this is a good math exam and also shows you the power of what jumble is, Susan found this tool, it’s neat, because it’s a more interactive way to have Kahoot, it’s more than pick one choice, you have to put things in order based on the four choices that are available.
We’re going to do this one from math because this is a very fun way they did it, this would be very good for format, we’ll show you one for English as well, you open up your Kahoot, the kids will sign on, the jumble is one of many different tools you can use.
They show you how to do a Kahoot, they have discussion and survey, initially the phone’s going to be a little slow but it will catch up, it’s a build the equation, the great thing about they serve is this nice warm up question, it’s a good way for them to practice using jumble.
The first question my phone is to put the number in order from lowest to highest, you’ll see it come up on the phone, you’ll see the four choices, you have to drag the colors and the shapes in order, in this case it would be blue, red, green, then yellow.
They drag it, when they’re good, they click that, it gives you that bar to tell you how many are correct which is same standard format, this is very interesting, this takes me a minute because I’m an English teacher, this gives you time to think and remember, you can go all up to 120 seconds.
The answers are 10, 78, 45 and 9, then you click the button, the button won’t let you submit until you have all 4 fit in there, this was interesting, they write out an equation as a sentence, what you have to do is to look at a sentence and create the equation.
A number that is increased by 12 is 18, a number would be X, that would be plus, once you start whittling down, it comes easier, they took an image, they created that blank equation format, they made it an image, when you create the question, you can upload media, in this case they upload the image.
I can show you how to do that in Google Drive where you can create these images and load them up, a number divided by 80 is 4 less than 40, this is cool because I have to stop and think and figure it out, if the kids get it wrong, they can slide it back down, this is cool.
It’s not team mode, it’s only single player mode, but that’s fine, it collects data like any other game, 10 questions go on like this, it gives you a question at the end that’s an equation, you have to create the sentence, I think for the sake of time let’s take a look at how you can also use this for reading and language, but the math example is good.
Susan showed me that, we liked it, if you go to jumble, they show you some pre-made ones, some of them are clearly games, but something could be educational, we want to look at word jumble, now it’s not the best example for language, it’s something that you can build from, you can use as a frame.
Get the second normal Kahoot started and get it load up, make sure if the kids are on the Wi-Fi, the Wi-Fi is shaky, you tell them to use their carrier signal because they want to get kicked out in the middle of the game, I mean they can rejoin but it makes wi-fi shaky.
The kids would punch in the code, they have it set up, like Wheel of Fortune there is a warm up, this is a good way if you give them something simple the first time they do this to get them used to this format, it’s very good practice for PARCC test because they have to learn how to manipulate things to do with the fingers on the phone.
In this case we’re going to spell out the word, it’s a good warm-up, this is a practice to get familiar with that, you don’t have to win any points for it if you don’t want to, the next question is good if you want to practice clauses and phrases.
You get a sixty character limit per box, so you could probably fit in phrases, you can practice using modifying phrases or even if you’re in a foreign language, you could set it up to where you’re doing a sentence in a foreign language.
As Susan point out for Esau, this is great for kids learning how to construct basic sentences, fill in the missing gaps, this may look simple, it looks like a wheel of fortune, but when I first saw this, I’m thinking back to my days of learning French and having to learn the different accents.
Having to pick the right one would be a good a example of that, what’s neat about jumble is that you get a chance to have more manipulation, more student involvement and a little more problem-solving rather than plain old multiple-choice.
If you can give this a try, let Susan and I know if this worked out for you, we’re interested to see how you use this and what what ways that students could make something of this, I hope that this has been helpful, thanks for reading.