Kahoot goes into the cupboard of shame!

Has Kahoot had its day? Read on…

Keeping on top of the research and best practice ideas in Computing can feel like a struggle. This is actually a good thing, because it shows there are a lot of great people cracking on with driving our subject forward. But how to stay up to date and not drown? I like podcasts. One in particular has become a must-listen and I am catching up with old episodes this holiday.

Learning Dust: CAS Master Teacher Andy Colley and his sidekick IT Manager Dave Leonard have had a stellar lineup of guests on their pod since starting just over a year ago including Miles Berry, Prof Damian Hughes and Tom Sherrington.

There was controversy in a recent episode, when creator of and Director of Computer Science at Outwood Grange Trust, Tristan Kirkpatrick dared place “Kahoot” into the “Cupboard of Shame”. Why? Because it encourages speed of answers over depth of thought. Students race to be first, rather than right.


For what it’s worth I totally agree, which is why I use Forms, Quizziz and Quizlet, and occasionally Quizlet Live, instead of Kahoot now. What say you? And what podcasts do you listen to? Comment below, or on Twitter.


By mraharrisoncs

Freelance consultant, teacher and author, professional development lead for the NCCE, CAS Master Teacher, Computer Science lecturer.

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