OK, likely to be of interest. A teacher chum of mine recently did an A-Level class using a new “thing” called Kahoot, and said it went down a storm. I’ve just had a look and I can definitely see it has possibilities and potential and someone with a bit more creative nous than me could make something great out of it. It’s free to use, and you can use it “socially” so feel free to experiment.
The idea is you set multiple choice quizzes, with pictures and audio and video if you want, and the teacher or host plays it out on a big screen. Questions are up to four multiple choice and you can choose how much thinking time your players get. Pupils or players go to Kahoot.it on their computers or mobile devices and input the PIN on the big screen, put a name in, then you’re ready to go – the questions and answers pop up on the large screen and the players pick the shape that represents their chosen answer on their device. When time is up, everyone has locked in, or the teacher wants to move on the correct answer is revealed and the teacher and pupils can discuss the question. Then it shows the Top Five leaderboard after each question. At the end the teacher can download a file with everyone’s scores and answers.
This evening I made a quiz and advertised it on Twitter. Making the quiz was quite easy, unfortunately we discovered quite quickly that the questions and answers don’t show up on the players devices which is basically a massive shame. However it does strike me that it’d be possible to do something over Google Hangouts – people watching on Youtube wouldn’t work I don’t think because of the thirty second delay, but with people in a party I think you might be able to put something together.
HERE IS AN AMAZING THROWN TOGETHER EXPERIMENT:
brigsbigquizresult – Here’s a link to the Excel file the teacher can download after the game with all the responses and timings as an example.
Rewatching the video it’s a shame you don’t seem to be able to find out who answered what on the big screen and can only infer it from the scores – I presume that’s not to embarrass kids which is fair enough although in a more social setting that’s where a lot of comedy lies, as Everybody’s Equal has taught us. The option would be nice at least.