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Kahoot! Learning Game Platform Reaches An Astounding 1 Billion Players

For any educational game to reach an astounding number of players like the 1 billion playing Kahoot!, a company must be doing something very right. The company announced their milestone earlier this month, showing that it is definitely one of the fastest growing learning tools to date.

"Kahoot! makes it easy to create, play and share quiz-based learning games--on any subject, in any language, and on any device, for all ages and in all contexts," according to a recent release

"Launched in 2013, based on the mission of making learning awesome, Kahoot!'s free game-based platform actively engages the heart, hand and mind -- creating a wildly more social, meaningful, fun and powerful learning experience. Kahoot!'s platform and easy-to-use features not only attract educators and students but reach beyond the classroom to corporate powerhouses, sporting and cultural events, and any social and learning context."

Kahoot's Quiz Show system is highly regarded as one of the most positive, fun and effective ways for teachers to help students learn. Teachers play a role similar to that of Alex Trebek as students take on the role of contestants. Every student has a chance to cast their answer, making it a little different from the game show Jeopardy.

Students tend to take well to a competitive, hands-on game that brings excitement. Kahoot manages to harness that idea and create a super useful classroom tool for educators. 

"Kahoot! is counted as one of the top 10 tools for education in the K-12 classroom in the U.S., according to the Center for Learning and Performance Technologies," according to the release. 

"The company recently announced funding that will help drive future initiatives and growth."

The Kahoot blog also provides educators with a host of ideas for classroom Quiz Show questions and focuses. Most recently, language learning has been the focus with a two-part blog. You can check out the Kahoot blog for Quiz Show ideas and more.

Read the full release.

Article by Navindra Persaud, Education World Contributor.

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