So you have been using Kahoot! to evaluate students for a while now, but have you ever considered to implement Kahoot! when presenting a new lesson or concept?
While many people create and play kahoots for review, formative assessment or to re-energise the class, others are using Kahoot! differently in a new approach called Blind Kahoot. Blind kahoots are designed to give every learner a chance to feel success and motivation throughout the game, and with long lasting effects. In a single game, you’ll be sparking curiosity about the new topic, laying the foundations for understanding increasingly complex concepts, and giving learners the opportunity to immediately and successfully apply their knowledge.
Below are a few steps that you can have in mind while creating your own Blind Kahoots
- Introduce the game to let learners know what to expect, and that it's about learning, not about getting all of the answers right the first time.
- Use a "Blind" question (a question about something completely new to them) to spark curiosity, so learners are more receptive to the explanation.
- Explain the answer
- Reinforce using a series of questions focused solely on what they have just learned
- Another Blind question prompts learners to actively listen to the explanation - this is a great opportunity to teach subtleties, exceptions to the rule or to build on what they have just learned
- Reinforce with another series of questions solely about the most recent Blind question
- Now use Compound Reinforcement to help learners consolidate everything they have learned in the whole kahoot