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SBAC Practice with Kahoot! Game Show

on April 16, 2015

Wow!  It has been a year since I posted, because the last time I wrote about SBAC Practice!  Argh!

I spent a lot of time over spring break, making Kahoot!s out of the online SBAC Practice Tests.  I am no fan of the SBAC, or multiple choice tests,  and I know some of the questions are ridiculous, but, I have to prepare the students.

So instead of going through each question with them, online, I decided to make Kahoot!s.  If you haven’t checked out Kahoot! yet, it is great and FREE!.  You may not be able to get any high rigor or DOK levels here, but it can be a lifesaver.  When we have a lesson finish quickly, we can quickly review using a Kahoot!.  My daughters love playing it on the TV at home!   There is a Kahoot! for nearly every topic, or you can make your own.

Kahoot! is a trivia like game online.  Students with internet access can play (phones, tablets, computers).  Sometimes we play as desk groups, sometimes as pairs, sometimes by themselves.

Students are given a code to enter into the website and then asked for a nickname.

When your students are entered, you begin the game.

Multiple choice questions come up and you choose the correct answer.  The quicker you choose the correct answer, the more points you get.  You can then go to the next question, or review the previous one.  The students love it!

Monday we are going to do my SBAC Practice Kahoot!s.  I did them for 6th and 8th grade.  Instead of making one big test, I separated the questions for each grade level into 3 smaller Kahoots.  I see that some people have already played/favourited my Kahoot!s before I even played it with my class.

Students are given a code to enter into the website and then asked for a nickname.  When your students are entered, you begin the game.  Multiple choice questions come up and you choose the correct answer.  The quicker you choose the correct answer, the more points you get.  You can then go to the next question, or review the previous one.  The students love it!

Here are the links for the first parts, just search SBAC Math Practice 8 or 6 for the second and third parts.

Grade 6:  https://play.kahoot.it/#/k/9fa46c22-cba6-42fd-ab74-5f2bc7551b53\

Grade 8: https://play.kahoot.it/#/k/cb9ab973-b8e3-4948-8646-148c452cfb90

 


One Response to “SBAC Practice with Kahoot! Game Show”

  1. Susanne Salerno says:

    I find Kahoot to be a great tool to engage student learning. The only problem that I have encountered is students rushing to be the first response and selecting any answer. Sometimes I use it to review for a chapter test. Students will work on a practice test for homework and then select the answers from their to respond. This allows me to gauge understanding and readiness. Have you encountered any issues while using Kahoot?

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