Kahoot is a favorite among students and teachers alike. It’s a fun way to jazz up assessments with gameshow style quizzes.
But what if we took our Kahoot beyond the walls of our classroom? What if we used Skype or Google Hangouts to connect multiple classes and all played together at the same time?
Steve Auslander and Steve Sherman have done just that.
They have connected classes around the world bringing students together through a simple Kahoot game. But the real magic happens before and after the game itself.
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Kahoot! games don’t have to be limited to the students in your classroom. Steve Auslander (of Indiana, USA) and Steve Sherman (of Cape Town, South Africa) share how a video call can turn your traditional Kahoot! game into a “Connected Kahoot!” game.
What if your students could partner with organizations outside of school? If they could brainstorm solutions to big problems together? Sidekick Education is making that happen. Sarah Shaw shares how all sorts of classes are starting these projects.
Missouri administrator Lance McClard and I participated in a panel discussion at the ISTE Conference in Chicago. Lance shares some of his takeaways and his responses to questions, including: “What happens when everything blows up in your face?”
Sarah Kearns has spent her entire career in the corporate world, now working as Director of Marketing for ViewSonic. Her perspective helps us see what the work world really wants from students and how we can help prepare them for it.
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