I was teaching a hydro mechanics course for the first time, and was eager to make the classes interesting and relevant, but I was uncertain about the level of knowledge and not very confident about my own teaching skills.
Introducing Kahoot! was a lucky strike! First of all the students got very excited about this new way of learning, and it increased their interest for the subject. Some of them told me that they even did the hydro mechanic Kahoot! quizzes with their friends at home. For me it was very useful to have direct feedback after the lesson, to see what they had understood, and what I needed to be explain over again. Sometimes I got really surprised to see that the things I thought were very difficult turned out to be understood by most of the students, and on the other hand, things I thought I had stressed and explained well, was not at all captured. The students liked when I spent some minutes to explain the answer before proceeding to the next question. Kahoot! also inspired me to try to make better lessons, since I test at the end of the session whether I had succeed or not.
Hanne Nøvik - Lecturer, NTNU (and a Kahoot! user)