A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this app.
What parents need to know
- Parents say
- Kids say
What's it about?
KAHOOT! PLAY & CREATE QUIZZES prompts new users to describe how they intend to play (as a student, as a teacher, for work, or socially) followed by a prompt that asks users their age. A home page allows for easy access to existing quizzes and polls. It also has a section for creating new ones from scratch. There are three main modes of play: Challenge, Host Live, and Single Player Practice. In Challenge mode, kids choose up to 100 participants. An account is not required to play, but users need to enter a computer-generated PIN to join a challenge. In Host Live mode, play takes place in real time and can be one on one or team vs. team. And in Single Player Practice, kids can pause and resume individual quizzes and view their past results.
Is it any good?
If you want a fun and competitive way for kids to learn or to test their knowledge about an unlimited range of topics, this app does the job. It’s nice that kids can create their own quizzes and polls, empowering kids to focus on their interests. Creating team challenges teaches kids to work collaboratively, and adults can have a bit of fun too. It's also an excellent opportunity to foster friendly competition, which can help with social skills later in life such as empathy and resilience. Since some parents report seeing iffy content, it's important to keep an eye on who might be joining the quizzes with younger kids and what info kids can access -- or input.
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about how they can use Kahoot! Play & Create Quizzes to create quizzes about some of their favorite topics and challenge each other. Ask kids which quizzes are their favorites and why.
Talk about how kids use the app at school. If they use it, does it help them learn? What are the challenges of using this kind of technology instead of traditional paper and pencil quizzes? What are the benefits?
Find quizzes about social-emotional learning that focus on life skills that you think kids might need help with. Work together on the quizzes and talk about the results.
- Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
- Skills: Thinking & Reasoning: applying information, asking questions
Creativity: producing new content
Collaboration: cooperation, respecting other viewpoints, teamwork
Tech Skills: digital creation
- Price: Free to try
- Pricing structure: Free to try (unlimited access plans start at $4.99/mo.)
- Release date: October 4, 2019
- Category: Education
- Size: 81.10 MB
- Publisher: Kahoot! AS
- Version: 3.6.4
- Minimum software requirements: iOS 9.3 or later; Android 5.0 and up
- Last updated: December 7, 2020
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