Parents' Guide to

Kahoot! Play & Create Quizzes

By Debbie Gorrell, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Competitive quiz-making fun -- when used as intended.

App iPhone , iPod Touch , iPad , Android Free to try Education
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this app.

Community Reviews

age 5+

Based on 5 parent reviews

age 5+

Poor design

Kahoot is incredibly laggy on any device used at my high school. Also, it censors my actual name. Overall, it isn’t the best.
age 6+



Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (5 ):
Kids say (24 ):

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.

App Details

  • 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
  • Pricing structure: Free to try (unlimited access plans start at $4.99/mo.)
  • Release date: October 4, 2019
  • Category: Education
  • Publisher: Kahoot! AS
  • Version: 3.6.4
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 9.3 or later; Android 5.0 and up
  • Last updated: November 8, 2019

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