Teacher approved nicknames
The new kick feature is good, but not exactly necessary. Better is to show the teacher the list of nicknames before they are displayed on screen and the teacher must either approve or disapprove. In this way, it cuts out the chance that a student uses an inappropriate nickname that automatically gets displayed on screen, which in turn, could derail the entire class. Taking away the students' ability to be the class clown and detract from the experience seems more efficient and effective than taking a passive approach to nickname approval, such as kicking those whose names have already been displayed.
A new Game option called “Name Generator” has been recently added to prevent students from entering inappropriate nicknames. This is already completed.
Mike Oxbig commented
it is the dumbest feature we cant express out 1st amendment as students and kahoot is lame now we will riot
Lily Bridges commented
Here's one: lovevictory
show me de way commented
you make me sick
dont b a lil bitch
I freeze the whiteboard so they can't see the names coming up. Anyone using an inappropriate name gets a warning in accordance with our behaviour system.
maybe it should automatically kick nicknames that are obviously inappropriate
Brian Rodgers commented
Please! I just had to cancel the activity today because of the rudeness of the nickname posted. The problem is, I can't backtrack it either.
I need this or I'm not sure I can trust enough to do this activity again.
Sure, the kids like it but it's not worth the risk.
Alfonso Navarro commented
Also, the ability to approve names should remain through the playing process. I've had a few students by-pass the "kick" feature by signing in after the game started.
Strongly agree! This has become an issue at our HS to the point that teachers hesitate to use Kahoots, as it disrupts the classroom so much.
I support this idea!