General Science and Teaching

Increasing Student Engagement in Science Lessons

Tue Oct 10, 2017 10:38 PM

Hello Fellow Science Educators. If you are like me, then you're always looking for ways to make learning fun and engaging for you and your students.  If you have not tried Kahoot.it then you should. Kahoot is a free game-based learning platform for teachers.  Students play, learn, compete, have fun and celebrate together!  I recently used a Kahoot that I created to review for an exam with my students and it was awesome! Sign up for an account on Kahoot.com. Students go to kahoot.it for the learning game and enter the Game PIN. Students can respond using their phones, tablets or iPads, and computers. Try a Kahoot with your class today and share ways that you get your students engaged and excited about learning about science.  

Visit https://kahoot.com/how-to-play-kahoot/ for inspiring ways to Kahoot!

Raquel Ratchford
Raquel Ratchford
70 Activity Points

Wed Oct 11, 2017 12:53 PM

I agree that Kahoot is fun and engaging. There are so many great apps out there like Nearpod, Quizziz, and Smithsonian. I think the apps can work as a way for students to self-assess after conducting experiments or as a way for students to create questions to challenge other students' learning.

Pamela Dupre
Pam Dupre
81447 Activity Points

Wed Dec 06, 2017 1:01 PM

Kahoot is awesome! I have seen it used in other classrooms before as a pre-service teacher and I can't wait to try it in my own classroom soon!!

Erin Scroggin
Erin Scroggin
3185 Activity Points

Sun Nov 26, 2017 9:06 AM

I've done Nearpod and the students absolutely loved it. Kahoot is also great. However, our students aren't allowed to use their cellphones in elementary schools. We used laptops instead.

CHARLES HAYES
CHARLES HAYES
785 Activity Points

Sat Dec 02, 2017 11:35 AM

I have used Kahoot! as well, and my students absolutely love it! Not only are they engaged in the lesson, but they always ask when we are doing it again! We have an iPad cart at our school, which makes using this program possible. I am currently working on making my own activities in Kahoot!

Jennifer Wimberly
Jennifer Wimberly
240 Activity Points

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