DigCompEdu Competence area
Minimum digital skills level of Students
Minimum digital skills level of Educators
- Internet connection
- Kahoot account
A selection of fun interactive games for educators to break the ice, use as a recap exercise and build relationships among classmates. These games can be used as part of a teaching session or as part of an online learning experience.
Kahoot interactive icebreakers can be in the form of timed challenges, True or False type quizzes or more fun games. Learners must interact and generate their own responses to the questions.
Benefit of tool implementation for educators:
Fun interactive teaching, easy accessibility and inclusive to all levels of learner.
Benefit of tool implementation for learners:
Fun and engaging.
How to do it (step by step)
It’s tricky to jump straight into lessons. Students – and teachers alike! – need time to ease into new environments, processes, get to know new classmates and teachers. Understand your students’ feelings and mindsets.
Create a Kahoot account or log in to your account.
Open a Kahoot you would like to use or click on the three dots to create a new kahoot.
Click on existing Kahoot and Duplicate – a copy of the kahoot is automatically made and added to your kahoots
Click the three dots dropdown on the kahoot card, and click Edit.
Tailor the kahoot to fit your needs by editing questions, answers,
time limits and media. Turn off the question timer to make the game all about accuracy and not speed.
Copy the link and share it with your students – via email, via your LMS, or other messengers. Alternatively, you can share the PIN of the game.
All done – you’re ready to play!
There is more…
Kahoot has created templates for educators to duplicate and edit, or simply to get a little inspiration from!
Encourage learners to share their stories through a game – and we bet they have tons of summer photos on their phones to add to the questions! Not only this is a fun ice-breaking activity, but it also helps to develop your learners’ storytelling skills.
Snap a quick picture of a written sentence, equation, graph or map to upload into a game in the app.
Students struggling to come up with game ideas? Try pairing them up, or put them into small groups to research questions and answers. It will boost collaboration and teamwork!
Don’t forget to save and share a screenshot of your fun icebreaker questions after your presentation is finished. To save a screenshot: go to polls, select an activity, and look for the ‘Export’ button in the lower right. Then send it out in a follow-up email to attendees. Poll Everywhere automatically records all responses for all of your activities on your personal page. Check back any time to see the responses sent to any of your activities.