Travis Armstrong from Dublin wrote this post. My comments will appear in red. To read my first post on Kahoot from last school year click here!
Garth and I had talked last week about how we can get even more interaction between our students. Ya, the students get to see each other on a daily basis and help one another as an additional resource but what else can we include to enhance the experience?
Now, Travis mentioned the slight advantage his school had. It seems the skpye/kahoot relay 130 miles away was just a split second behind. My students felt they were being "cheated"--- Kinda like being mad it takes a second to download a webpage from England, right? The only real problem, we experienced other then lag, was the sound. My student's did not mention it, but I missed the Kahoot music. We think we fixed it for next time.
So, here is what you need to make this work:
1. Data Projector (two if you want to see the other student's and play--one if you only want to play: Note the one image above, we played one game without a projector. Students read the questions off a desktop--not the best option, but it worked.)
2. Skpye accounts for both teachers (google hanouts/meeting.io/anymeeting-as long as it has screen sharing)--and know how to share your screen (Person who pulls up and runs Kahoot shares their screen)
3. A common Kahoot topic (@Kahoot do you have a way to allow teachers to build a common Kahoot over distance?)
4. Some type of web device for student's (laptop, cells, etc..)
5. A willingness to try something new.
Give it a shot and let both Travis and I know how it goes for you:).