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Active Learning Using Kahoot, a Free Polling Software

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Active learning and shared strategies for classroom use were demonstrated with Kahoot!, a platform which can be accessed by any student using a mobile device, tablet, or computer. Kahoot! generates classroom discussions and creates active classroom assessments.

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Active Learning Using Kahoot, a Free Polling Software

  1. 1. Active Learning Using Kahoot! By: Miriam Huddleston Assistant Professor Integrated Business and Applied Technology Harford Community College mhuddleston@Harford.edu Session 1.9. Thursday, January 10, 2019 AFACCT Conference, hosted by Cecil College
  2. 2. Presentation Guidelines • When you see the Kahoot! icon ( ), we’ll be using Kahoot! • Kahoot! can be accessed via: • Option I: Downloading the App • Option II: Directly Accessing Kahoot.com. Enjoy and have fun!
  3. 3. What is active learning?
  4. 4. What are examples of active learning?
  5. 5. How many people use polling software? (Show of hands)
  6. 6. Kahoot!: The Four Options 1. Survey – Gather Opinions 2. Quiz – Test students’ knowledge of materials 3. Discussion - Generates classroom discussion 4. Jumble – Drag answers into correct order (Each option in Kahoot! is created the same way, using the same interface. The differences lie in the options/results provided by each choice.)
  7. 7. Option I: Survey (sample)
  8. 8. Option I: Survey (sample, cont.)
  9. 9. Option I: Survey – “Time to try it!”
  10. 10. Option II: Quiz • Great tool to record student answers • Assesses comprehension of course material • Offers immediate results
  11. 11. Option II: Quiz – “Give it a shot!”
  12. 12. Option II: Quiz – Mobile Devices
  13. 13. Option III: Discussion
  14. 14. Option IV: Jumble
  15. 15. Kahoot!: Discover
  16. 16. • Question: Which option do I most often utilize?” • Answer: Option II: The “Quiz” • Kahoot! Quiz allows me to: • See if students have read material • Know which concepts need further discussion • Test students via in-class assignments/quizzes • In addition: • Once created, quizzes are re-usable • Videos can be inserted into quiz!
  17. 17. Free Polling Software Examples • Poll Everywhere - https://www.polleverywhere.com • Micropoll – http://www.micropoll.com • Crowd Signal (Poll Daddy) - http://www.crowdsignal.com • Kahoot! – http://www.kahootit.com
  18. 18. Questions? • Contact Information: • Miriam Huddleston • mhuddleston@Harford.edu • (443) 412-2426
  19. 19. Sources • Brame, C., (2016). Active learning. Vanderbilt University Center for Teaching. (2018, December 26). Retrieved from https://cft.vanderbilt.edu/active-learning/ • Promoting active learning. (2018, December 26). Retrieved from https://teachingcommons.stanford.edu/resources/learning- resources/promoting-active-learning.

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