Use of Kahoot! for Assessment in Chemistry Classroom: An Action Research
Keywords:Kahoot!, Chemistry, Formative assessment, Instruction, Classroom
Kahoot! is a game-based learning platform used to review students' knowledge, for formative assessment, or as a break from traditional classroom activities. This study implements formative assessment in chemistry education classroom instruction using Kahoot! to monitor students' development and assess their interest in learning. The action research adopted experiments and survey design. Thus, two instruments (a test and a survey) were designed to obtain data from 32 enrolled undergraduate chemistry education students at Sokoto State University. A paired-sample t-test was conducted to monitor students' development between different test scores performed by the same respondents. The result indicated that while pairs 3 and 4 had no significant difference, there was a significant difference between pairs 1, pair 2, pair 5, and pair 6. Moreover, the results also revealed an effective enhancement of students' interest when Kahoot! is implemented as a tool for formative assessment in chemistry instructions. Kahoot! is a free online game-based application that includes quizzes, discussions, and surveys that make learning challenging, fun, and engaging. The study concluded that teachers should cautiously reap the benefits of Kahoot! in engaging, interesting, and monitoring students' development in learning.
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