Why aren't questions/answers shown on student screens?

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    Aaryan_Raj

    Your idea to show the questions only on the host screen is great, but it leads to cheating among the students and that's really bad. However, your app is great! And I love it a lot.

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    Cparker2314

    An optional feature for viewing questions and answers on our students' screens would be ideal as an accommodation for our students with visual impairments ... unfortunately, since this is not an option, I will have to use an alternative strategy to review content. We hope to see this feature added in the future.

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    gtrotter

    Agreed all around. Kids love the colors, music, countdown, etc.  But not having the option to have the answers on the screen is a deterrent to using Kahoot.  I get the full room engagement piece rather than having kids all staring at individual screens, but having the choices on the screen would make this already fun tool much more accessible to other students and situations.  I just observed kids today doing a kahoot that had trouble making the transition back and forth between the screen at front, their own screen and back to make an evaluation about various answers.  I second the suggestion about a code or a way to turn it on for certain kids. 

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    SaraEH6

    Hi! I appreciate the sentiment behind the way this was designed, but in practice it's highly exclusionary. Schools without the financial means to have a projector or shared screen and students with visual impairments or other learning disabilities are just two of the groups unable to use kahoot because this design. If it was at least an option for the classroom teacher to display questions and answers on individual devices these problems could be eliminated while still maintaining the integrity of the shared screen experience for those able to use it. 

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    MsAdkins2017

    I am going to try using Quizzizz instead. I do not know if it will read the questions or answers aloud, but we have other apps that can do that on the Chromebooks for visually impaired students so they might work together. 

    Pros to Quizzizz:

    -Students / Players can see the questions and answers on their own screens

    -Free as well

     

    Cons to Quizzizz:

    -Some of the pictures (like a quiz on clocks are small) but with a touchscreen device you can at least zoom in on the pics

    -NOT as many preloaded quizzes available - but if I'm going to take the time to make my own quiz, it will be with Quizzizz where my kiddos can at least see the question and answer choices on their own screen! 

     

    I still really like Kahoot - but if they do not follow what the comments are suggesting and have an optional feature to view questions & answers, then I will exclusively use Quizzizz or another app. I wish Kahoot would listen to their customer's suggestions! 

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    Perez_the_Perry

    Please add this function. I have a very small screen in my class and nobody can read the question. It's a choice I really need to have

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    .doodoobutter.

    Please Add This Feature It Very Good For People Like Me 

    (I'm a Youtuber)

    And I Can't Live Stream So Everyone In The Lobby Of My Kahoot Is Ready But they cant see the answers or questions Or when you make a kahoot account it asks something about what are we using kahoot for and if you put "Other" Then That Person Should Be Able To Enable/Disable Questions  

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    Christenhj

    The questions and answers on the individual devices would be very beneficial as an option under “game options” for a variety of reasons.  I too have students who sign in virtually and they are unable to join along.  

    Thank you for considering this option. 

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    natalya.j.jarvis

    "Making learning awesome" and having "social learning" is difficult when students with disabilities and/or visual impairments are unable to participate. This should be an optional feature, preferably for individuals, because it is embarrassing and time consuming for these students to use your software. Your accessibility mission statement says "Our product should be perceivable to all users, including those using assistive technologies. This includes but is not limited to text-to-speech technology users, Braille users, and other users with sensory, cognitive, or other disabilities. All users should be able to perceive and access the content Kahoot! presents." This is absolutely NOT the case. This is hypocritical and it makes people not want to use your service.

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    mwhlr19

    As many have previously comment, the "social learning" aspect of displaying the answers only on the host's screen does not work in practice for those in a less than ideal environment.

    I teach English at elementary and junior high schools in Japan. None of the classrooms are equipped with a projector. Most have a single television. For a class of 30, the students at the back of the class have problems reading anything other than large titles. We cannot use the application effectively for this reason.

    Please consider accomodating for teachers in all manner of environments and add this as an optinal feature. Let us judge for ourselves what the most effective means of using the application in OUR classroom is. At the end of the day, any engagement is better than not being able to use the software in the first place. 

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    LibrarianJLW

    I concur.  Please make it an option to display the Questions and Answers on the participants screens.  Inability to see the questions displayed on the screen is the number one complaint in my experience of using Kahoot! in my classrooms.  Students love Kahoot! and respond well to it, but if they can't see the screen it is not such a great tool afterall.  In the age of litigation over accessibility issues, this cool tool (Kahoot!) could become a nightmare.

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    JosemaLopez

    I am a high school teacher, and can't use kahoot in my classes because I can't show the questions and answers on the students devices. 

    I've read the article and found it very interesting, and think that it's got a point. Nevertheless, in my high school we do not let students to bring the mobile phones to class, thus to make a kahoot we would have to go to the computer's classroom, BUT there is no projector or big screen in the computer classroom so I can show the answers to my students. Consequently I cannot use kahoot in my classes, what I think would be incredibly beneficial for my students. 

    In my opinion the option of showing the answers in the students screens should not be activated in a default mode, but it would appear available so that the host of the competition would be able to show the questions in the devices, and also adding a link to this page in order to explain the reason why it is not the default option. 

    Thank you for this great tool for education. 

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    gillianrl

    this is a serious impairment of the functionality of Kahoot in my classroom. Please, PLEASE provide the option for answers on screen to make kahoot more accessible and useful.

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    Jimbobleeharry

    Add the feature, there is an overwhelming need in SEN education. Thanks,

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