Kahoot!…Our Newest OUESD Tech Adventure!

Get ready for our newest OUESD Tech Adventure….

Kahoot is a fun, engaging way for classes to preview/review lessons, practice drill questions, test prep, and more!  It’s also great for brain breaks, extra minutes at the end of the day, or anytime your class needs some “bonding” time.  It sort of feels like a game show and the kids LOVE it!

It’s super easy for teachers to create a Kahoot game to align with their curriculum or use one of the thousands of pre-made games shared by other teachers and users from all over the world.  Students do not need accounts and Kahoot! integrates nicely into Google Classroom.

Students can respond to questions in groups (great for classes with 6 Chromebooks), individually (great for classes with 1:1 Chromebooks) or even as “whole class vs. the teacher” (great for classes with just 1 device).

If you’re looking for an exciting way to jazz up your lessons, check out Kahoot!  You can either explore it on your own at www.kahoot.com or take a guided tour on the trail of the newest OUESD Tech Adventure!  If you’re new to the OUESD Tech Adventures, start here.

This Adventures does not take long to complete and includes a Kahoot digital and physical badge!

OR if you’d like me to come to your class to demonstrate Kahoot in action, just sign up for your preferred date/time and I’ll be there (select the yellow dot, “Web 2.0 Tools).   Side note:  you’d be able to earn the Kahoot! Adventure badge during this short demo!

*A sneak preview of all upcoming Adventures can be seen in the Web 2.0 Tools folder on the Tech Adventures “trail”.


Geo Tools- Let’s Explore!

Thank you to all of the teachers who invited me into their classrooms to explore our Google Geo Tools:   Kelly Torres (LES), Julie Swan (VES), Alyssa Trop (LES), Katherine Johnson (DVS), Sharelle Dalida (OPS), Sara Lacaba (VES), Stephanie Cookson (GES), Janice Chrobak (AGS),  Sue Grandin (LES) and Amanda Merrill (VES).  Amanda’s students got to see my FAIL (First Attempt In Learning) so they also saw my persistence when I returned the next day!  🙂

We had fun with Mystery Hangouts (video chat puzzle with other classes around the world), Mystery FlipGrids, Virtual Tours/Expeditions (including Ellis Island, the Empire State Building, the depths of several oceans, the International Space Station, and more!), created digital maps (CA Regions), took 360˚ pictures, completed an Amazing Race Breakout, and more!

If you’d like to explore Google Geo Tools, I’d love to come to your class too!  I’ve worked out most of the kinks (knock on wood!), but can help support your curriculum in many ways.  Email me for more info or sign up for your preferred date/time (select the green dot, “Geo Tools”) and I’ll be there!