Colonel Mustard, in the Classroom, With Kahoot

Luke Orlando
Jun 8, 2019 · 5 min read

Reviewing the value of classroom gamification, focusing on Kahoot.

It’s the stuff of dreams to the educators of yesteryear.

Every student, with a laptop in hand, eyes glued to the board, waiting with baited breath for the next question to appear. When it does, there is a flurry of excited yelps, finger taps, and quiet chatter. The students are deeply engaged in a review session. One can hear bubble-like popping sounds as educated guesses pour in. Then, as quickly as the prompt appeared, it vanishes and points are doled out…