A few weeks ago I was at an iPad workshop and was introduced to this AH-mazing website!

This website allows you to find or create quizzes that your students can take using any device that connects to the internet!  They could use iPads, phones, or even an iTouch.

There are so many quizzes already created out there for anyone to use.  Be sure to search for "educational" quizzes and preview the quiz yourself for content before playing with your class!

I prefer to make my own quizzes so I can focus on exactly what I want my students to review.  For this Kahoot, I was working on the ou/ow sound during phonics that week.  So I created a quick little review game for those sounds and spelling patterns.

You can search "MissDembs" and find any quizzes I have created.  There aren't many now, but keep checking back as I create more!

I initially set this up to use with a small group during reading.  I brought my own laptop.  The students will need to see the laptop screen, because the questions and answers are displayed on the website only.
The students see four color choices on their device that correspond with the answer choices displayed on the website.

Once you find or create a quiz, you will get a unique quiz pin number to use to enter the game.

Students go to kahoot.it on their device and then they will be prompted to enter the pin number.

After entering the pin number, they will be prompted to put in a nickname.  When we work in teams they have loads of fun coming up with their team name!

I created a Kahoot! icon on my iPads so that my kids just have to tap Kahoot!, the website will open, and they will be prompted to enter the pin number.  They were able to easily type the pin and then their team name.  Setup was a breeze!

Once everyone has entered into the quiz, it's time to play!  Here the question and the answer choices are displayed on my laptop.  Students then tap the corresponding color of the answer they want on their own device.

You can see the four color choices the students see in this pic!

You can also play this on your Smart board!  My firsties really got a kick out of this.  I paired them up and they created their own team names.  I really enjoy seeing what team names first graders create.  Some of them (and their spellings) really had me laughing!

These two were seriously concentrating...

Questions have a set time limit for answering.  When you create your own quiz, you can set the limit anywhere from 5 to 120 seconds per question.  

The question is displayed and students all try to answer.  The team that answers correctly the fastest gets more points.

The answer results are displayed after each question with how many teams chose each answer.  Then the top five team scores are displayed.

The cheers were so loud when their team names were displayed I thought we were going to get yelled at for disturbing other classes!!! 

As a little bonus, the kids get to rate the quiz at the end!  They gave me 4.2 stars for this one.  Guess I need to work a little harder to get a solid 5 stars, haha!

Oh and on a final note... there are quizzes for adults, too!  How about that for your next game night with friends?!!!

Happy Kahoot-ing!

It's no surprise that Teachers Pay Teachers LOVES and appreciates teachers!

So for Teacher Appreciation Week they are throwing a huge sale!

All the items in my TPT Store will be 20% off.  You can get additional savings with the coupon code ThankYou at checkout.

Be sure to stock up on goodies for the end of the school year...

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Yay for May!  It has FINALLY stopped snowing in central NY.  No joke, it snowed more than once in April.  So not cool.

Time to link up with Farley at Oh Boy 4th Grade for this month's Currently...

Listening - Gettin' my country on today with this week's episode of Nashville.

Loving - I'm loving the fact that I finished my 10 mile hill race STRONG today!  It was so hot, which really caused many of us to struggle.  After all, we've been training in the cold and wind for months.  Today was an usually bright and sunny day with temps in 70's.  That might not seem hot, but when you are trudging up a ginormous hill with no wind, the heat really does a number on you!  It was a slow go for me, and my mental game really took a beating halfway through the race.  But I finished with a smile and I'm proud of myself!  Shout out to my parents and aunt and uncle for making the drive up today to see me at the finish.  So awesome to have a cheering section as you cross that finish line!

Thinking - I'm thinking a lot about my sister this afternoon.  She is very near her due date for her 3rd baby.  It's so hard to be so far away from her at a time like this.  I wish I could be there to help her and my brother-in-law with my nieces and give her some much needed R&R.  This has been a tough pregnancy.  She's almost to the end and I can't wait to meet my new niece or nephew!

Wanting - I didn't sleep much last night before the race (shocker), so I could really use a nap right now.  Of course, it's almost dinner time so I don't think a nap will be helpful when I'm trying to go to sleep tonight!

Needing -  I am seriously in need of a bigger camera bag.  I just can't cram much more into my current bag.  Too much gear!  Time to shop...

Summer yes, hope, dream - Can you tell what's on my mind?!  LOTS of visits to Chicago.  Maybe I should just move in with my sister for the summer.  What do you think, sis?!

What are you Currently up to?

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