Kahoot! is deeply committed and passionate about empowering students to take the lead in class, going from a learner to leader, from a listener to a presenter and facilitator. The people behind Kahoot! call it the “learners to leaders” pedagogy, and it’s part of why they’re a 2019 Cool Tool Award Winner for Best Mobile App as part of The EdTech Awards 2019.
To put students in the driver’s seat in learning, as well as facilitate creativity on the go, they provided the ability to create and host kahoots in their app anywhere, anytime!
Since the tool’s inception, the “learners to leaders” pedagogy has been focal to their mission, vision, and goals. Devised from typical behavior, gaming and teaching models, the pedagogy creates a loop which encourages both independent or collaborative research and creation. It also empowers students to take ownership of what they are learning, and present and share their new-found knowledge to their peers, in a playful and social way.
Via this loop, students go from consumers of knowledge, to researchers, to creators, to facilitators, and finally to leaders, completing a full cycle of learning. Deeper learning also happens when learners consider not just what the correct answers are to questions, but also what the potential incorrect answers are. The more creative they are encouraged to be with their content, the deeper they will understand the concepts.
With the ability to easily create kahoots in the app, teachers are empowered to challenge their students to research, create, and share their own learning games on a specific subject or learning unit. Teachers can then assess student knowledge based on the quality of the content they create. Learn more.