Sunday, 1 May 2016
KAHOOT! How had I not heard of this amazing teaching tool?
I observed a student teacher using this with his class to review for a final exam in his course. It was brilliant! Students follow along with their cell phones, or iPads, and answer questions by selecting the correct answer for each question. Kahoot! tracks every participant's results. The teacher knows how well students know the material and can take time to reinforce learning.
Later that day, I went to the Kahoot! web-site and tried a few. If you search the database, there are SO MANY files already in place in a huge range of TOPICS. It is quite impressive. Just be sure to remember your login name and password.
I then went to the TpT web-site to see if teacher-authors had Kahoot! lessons. Yes, indeed, they do. Some are designed to explain how to use Kahoot! while others are linked to specific Kahoot! lessons.
I was then curious about the terms and conditions of Kahoot!, as it states clearly that it is FREE! I sent them an email asking about it. Here is the response:
Thanks for reaching out about this.So, now we know. Use, make, share, but don't break copyright. It really is a great resource for teachers. I recommend it!
Per our Terms and Conditions, "Attempting to copy, duplicate, reproduce, sell, trade, or resell our Resources is strictly prohibited."
Also, "any content posted by you using any open communication tools on our website, provided that it doesn't violate or infringe on any 3rd party copyrights or trademarks, becomes the property of Kahoot! AS"
With those statements, selling access to specific kahoots is a violation.
I hope that helps! Let me know if there are any other questions.