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ERIC Number: EJ1212450
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1559-9035
Play and Learning with KAHOOT!: Enhancing Collaboration and Engagement in Grades 9-16 through Digital Games
Zucker, Lauren; Fisch, Audrey A.
Journal of Language and Literacy Education, v15 n1 Spr 2019
This Voices from the Field piece tells the story of a fortunate meeting on Twitter between a high school teacher and a college professor that blossomed into an exchange of KAHOOT! games and the recognition of shared pedagogical beliefs. KAHOOT! is a web-based platform that allows users to easily create and play interactive, multiple-choice-style games. The authors used KAHOOT! games in their respective classrooms to teach MLA format and academic integrity--traditionally dry topics that were enhanced by playing games. Through the use of KAHOOT! games, the students and teachers were able to play their way into substantive and student-centered discussions. The authors discuss the opportunity Twitter provided for professional development and collaboration, their students' experiences playing KAHOOT! games in class, and their reflections on using games to promote active learning. The piece concludes with recommendations for educators to make use of digital collaboration tools to connect and share expertise with colleagues across educational sites and levels in order to work together to meet the learning needs of new generations of students.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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