Kahoot delivers ready-made games and quizzes to its broad base of K-12 users

Kahoot Studio is a free digital library of curriculum-aligned quizzes — a shift from the edtech company’s previous dependence on user-generated content.

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Kahoot, a game-based learning platform, has achieved wide success and popularity by empowering students and teachers to create their own classroom quizzes and educational games, known as kahoots. But after hearing from teachers who said they couldn’t keep up with students’ demand for more games, the edtech company on Wednesday launched Kahoot Studio, a library of free, curriculum-aligned, ready-to-play games for grades K-12.

“We want to see teachers use our products even more, and they want to use the products even more, too. But the constraint is time,” said Erik Harrell, Kahoot CEO, in an interview with EdScoop.

The company-curated games and quizzes will be housed on Kahoot’s free mobile app and website. Math kahoots, covering concepts like algebra, fractions and geometry and appropriate for grades 5-12, are available now. Teachers can duplicate or tailor the games to fit their students’ learning paces and needs.

Kahoot Studio is intended to save teachers time by equipping them with high-quality, standardized online quizzes from a brand they know and trust, the CEO said. (Kahoot)

During the month of September, Kahoot will introduce pre-made science and English/language arts (ELA) games. By the end of 2017, the company expects to have rolled out 300-plus kahoots ranging from science and math to ELA and history. Their goal is to have more than 1,000 pre-made games available by the end of 2018.

In context, that may not seem like a lot — public, user-generated kahoots number about 20 million — but by creating original curriculum-aligned content “with a Kahoot-quality stamp on it,” Harrell said,…

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