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Show Questions/Answers On Every Screen/Device

Instead of just seeing four colors, I'd like the option to turn on having the text of the answer show up as well. This is especially helpful for students who have coordination issues reading off a screen and transferring the answer to their device.

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  • JJ commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I understand the issues of putting the questions and answers on the students' devices, wouldn't it be an idea to allow this as a game option for the teacher to set at the beginning of the quiz? Just a thought!

    Others have suggested this, just thought I would add my voice too.

  • Julie Altier commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I agree. I understand the concept of the "Blackberry prayer" but I would like to see how much research has gone into different classroom setups and using it with students with disabilities. I have a Smartboard, but I also have a very long narrow room. Students find it hard to see the board and having the questions on their devices helps with sight issues. It also helps those with reading disabilities who have a hard time making the connection between the question, the correct answer, the color/shape of the answer, and then back down to their screen. I like the idea of being able to turn it on or off of their screens.

  • AdminKahoot! Support (Kahoot! Support, Kahoot!) commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Great to see all the engagement around this feature request. We are evaluating this in context of new game modes, so stay tuned and please keep adding your ideas.

    Why does the current game mode not support questions on student screens?

    The playing side of Kahoot! is a result of several year's research at the Norwegian University of Technology and Science. Many different approaches were considered, tested and measured for impact in terms of student engagement and learning value.

    It was overwhelmingly clear that the unique experience Kahoot! creates within classrooms diminished the moment a student didn't need to look up and away from their personal device. What's known as the "Blackberry prayer" (when a person is fixated on their own device, oblivious to what's happening around them) is something we absolutely want to avoid.

    Thus, the Kahoot! we see today is designed to create a fun, social and playful learning environment, engaging students through gaming elements that stimulate healthy competition and a will to learn, and encourage students to communicate and engage in conversation with their classmates around the educational content they are playing - because they are forced to look up to the room around them by having the questions and answers displayed at the front.

    For more insights into the research that has gone into Kahoot!, please read these articles linked from the FAQ.


  • Billy commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Students that have vision issues would benefit from this. I did read the article about research, but the font size of the writing on the screen is too small.

  • xTranzit commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This is a really great idea, using it on the host screen is the worst idea.
    why not have it on all screens? it won't hurt and it will help a lot!

  • Adri commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This is a great idea, Just like Alex said. I wish they would do this.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    There would be no drawback to the idea of having the option to turn on or off the text for the individual screens. It needs to happen!

  • Chris commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    It would also cut down on the potential for cheating if you use a computer lab.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This would be a big help for our students with cognitive deficits. Looking at the board, reading the answer and then having to retain and transfer that information to their blank screens can be difficult.

  • viperfish commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    i does not let you look in the device in stead you have to look at the hosting screen witch takes longer.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    In stead of having the answers up on the just the screen why not put them beside the shape so us students can read the question up on the screen and then look down and still see answer choices.

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