The search for new teaching and learning methods has found out how to include games in them. An example could be this Kahoot! that has arrived on tablets and smartphone after working as an online service.
What is Kahoot!?
It's a platform that brings together teachers and students, encouraging the latter to do research, create and share knowledge in a social manner. It allows the creation of debates, surveys and contests.
An attempt for a more participative pedagogy.
Despite allowing communications in just one direction, in which the teacher asks the questions and his students reply, it's much more flexible than all that: the intention is to allow the students to ask questions, so that everyone can settle their doubts.
How does Kahoot! for Android work?
Students don't need to sign up, but simply access with a PIN code provided by their teacher. The following could be a usual process within this application:
- The teacher introduces a topic.
- Students are invited to create their own questionnaire about it.
- The educator rates both the quality and appropriateness of the questions and their answers.