This is the interview I conducted with Ms. Jamie Pilgrim about the open-source educational tool called Kahoot.
Q: How do you use Kahoot?
A: As review for a large section of content that we have learned. It’s a fun, less stressful way to see where everyone is at with the material that’s been covered. If there are areas I see students where majority of the class didn’t know the answer, I know that’s a good part to have a more through review on.
Q: How often do you use Kahoot in a classroom setting?
A: I just started using it, but the first round was a great success. So I’m looking to make it a regular thing by having one at least once a month.
Q: Is your experience using Kahoot generally positive or negative?
A: Very positive. Even when students get something wrong I am impressed with how easily they can brush it off.
Q: Are there any problems that you have encountered while using Kahoot?
A: Figuring out the platform at first took some time and tinkering with, but overall it has been easy to create quizzes and have students participate.
Q: If there are problems that you have encountered, what do you think could be the solutions?
A: Perhaps a walkthrough on the features of the game, especially for first time game creators. I feel like I am still uncovering some of the really great features the site has to offer.
Q: Does your class generally enjoy using Kahoot?
A: Absolutely, it’s a huge success and I can better gauge where students are without having to have them sit though a quiz or test.