Kahoot! Why I Blog

Kahoot!

This evening I learned something new!  I was just sitting down to write my blog post for the day and I came across this blog by Chris at Reading Amidst the Chaos.  I hadn’t ever heard of Kahoot! before. I decided to check it out. I liked how involved she and the other staff members at her school seem to be in their staff meetings. She seems to really like her principal.  I think it is important for students that staff and principals work well together – toward the best for the kids.

When I got onto the Kahoot! site, I played around a while. I took a quiz. It was kinda fun. Cool. I found myself thinking about how I might use it with teachers and how it could lift the level of engagement and give us immediate and actionable feedback for our students. But I almost got stuck.  There was a lot to read on the website. I thought, “Oh. I just don’t have time for this right now.”  But then I poked around a little more and I made a decision.

I’d just try making one.

After all, Kahoot! says it’s easy. Even though there were a lot of words I could have read before trying to make a quiz, I just decided to start.  And here is what I discovered!  It was FUN.  Once I had an idea for a topic … and my blog post for today was a the fore in my mind…I was off and running.

Here is my result, fellow bloggers!  A Kathoot! Quiz especially for participants in the Two Writing Teachers March 2015 Slice of Life Challenge.  I’m super excited to share it with everyone! I hope you’ll take a moment to take it.  It is just for fun.  And we may learn even more about ourselves as a community of writers.

You’ll need to use your computer to launch the quiz and watch results. You will need to use your phone or tablet to take the quiz.  It’s a little of a learning curve at first.  But you’ll quickly get the hang of it. You blog – you already have super powers.

Once you click START on your computer it will give you a game pin.  (The one I got is:  263100.  I think it is the same for everyone on this quiz.)  Create a nickname.  Then enter the pin on your phone or tablet. Then click start on your computer.  (I gotta admit its more fun with a few additional participants in the room, but is also possible solo – and your results will be added to all of ours.)

Jump in, writer!  Begin!

Here it is…the Kahoot! Quiz for TWT SOLC2016 participants! 

Sometimes just jumping in and trying is better than doing all the prep in the world.  It took me about an hour from starting to look for a post topic to finishing this post.  I am looking forward to trying Kahoots! with the staff at the Sweetest Little School by the Sea.

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Two Writing Teachers SOLC2016 Community – I learn more here than I can say.  Making a commitment to writing and publishing every day is arduous but completely worthwhile.  The journey is amazing and the rewards real and tangible. Thank you for your awesome support to so many writers and teachers of writers. Click here to read some awesome and amazing slices of life.

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About Be Strong. Be Courageous. Be You

Principal at the Sweetest Little School by the Sea at the south end of Los Angeles Harbor. Working to make the world a little more awesome.
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12 Responses to Kahoot! Why I Blog

  1. Cathy M says:

    This looks like fun. I tried to play, but apparently there needs to be other players present. (?) I love the way you just dove in and gave it a try. I can’t wait to hear more about what you discover. (And Chris is full of good ideas.)

    Cathy

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  2. jarhartz says:

    I tried too, but couldn’t get it to work. Sounds fun though. I’ll try later!

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  3. I’ve used Kahoot with my students. They LOVE it!!! So much fun! This was a fun quiz to take.

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  4. elsie says:

    I will be checking out your Kahoot! I learned about it at a conference at the end of February. I made one with descriptors of the six traits for a fun review for the teachers. We will play it in April, but I can see lots of ways teachers can use this if they have the technology.

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  5. It was definitely fun. And I got them all right! Haha (well except for the one that I ran out of time for because I was refilling my coffee)! What a fun way to connect and interact with people. Thanks for sharing!

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  6. So glad you were inspired to have some FUN with Kahoot! I am looking up the quiz and can’t wait to play!

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