A Spanish Teacher, Maria divided the project into two parts:
Two of our Kahooters, Brentson Ramsey and his colleague, David Mearns, teach an English preparatory program in Istanbul, Turkey to 14 to 15-year old ESL students.
At the end of the academic year, they asked the students to present their 3 favourite parts of the curriculum, be it academic or ICT-related, and they were kind enough to share with us the short video made by Sima, one of their students, who chose Kahoot as her favourite ICT-tools used in the classroom.
Check out the video! Nice going, Sima & Thank you!
Also, have a look at the blogpost they wrote earlier this year about Kahoot and how they use it to engage the students in reading.
Thank you, Brentson & David!
We love hearing stories about how Kahoot! has impacted people’s lives, no matter how big or small!
Jessica Runtz (@MagistraRuntz) recently Tweeted us to tell us about the messages her student’s left her in cards at the end of the year:
Many of my thank you’s specifically mention how much they love @GetKahoot and hope we will do it next year :)— Jessica Runtz (@MagistraRuntz)June 14, 2014
We wanted to see some of them, so she very kindly shared these!
Thanks to Kahoot! user Danit Isaacs (@Danit_Isaacs) who works at The Open University of Israel for this brilliant tutorial on how to use Kahoot! with right-to-left languages, such as Hebrew or Arabic.
As it’s still early days for us, Kahoot! isn’t ideally set up for right-to-left languages (stay tuned!), however, Danit has provided us with this excellent guide for how to make right-to-left work when creating questions/answers!
Our experimental feature to embed videos, allows you to surf Youtube and find the videos that best describe the question you’re asking, so we thought we would give you a few tips to do a quick and efficient search.
Try asking yourself the following questions (which also apply to when searching for images):
When doing research, there are a few things we can do to get our research to be a bit more efficient. For instance:
In this article, you can find some very specific and smart tips on how to close in your search results. Have a look!
Thank you @sherrymacmc for the picture
However, doing this research in a safe way, i.e. avoiding inappropriate or shocking wording, images or video, is not the most easy thing to do. Particularly when you are trying to get your children to do the research by themselves, but want to feel confident that they’ll do it in the best and safest way possible.
Well, we decided to have a look at a few things we could advise you to do, in order to make researching safer.
First of all, Google has this amazing website, called Google Safety Centre that gives you several tips and tools, not just for yourself but also for your family.
When doing an online search, we all know to use Google or another popular search engine. But there are plenty of alternatives that will give you better results. For instance:
In this article from About.com, you can find several links to this type of search engines.
These other search engines, also provide valuable information when doing deep research:
I just wanted to share with you that our test scores were absolutely amazing this year! I owe a HUGE part of it to Kahoot! You guys have provided me with an amazing tool to help kids enjoy learning.
Our scores improved from 79% passing last year to 88% this year! My 4th grade students scored higher on the Writing exam than on the Reading and Mathematics exams, which did not use Kahoot! as means of review.
I can’t wait to start using Kahoot! from the beginning of the school year! Our scores should be out of this world next year! I only discovered Kahoot! about 3 weeks prior to the exam. I can only imagine how much better my kids will do next year with a full year’s worth of Kahoot!