Kahoot Launches Learning Content Academy
- By Dian Schaffhauser
technology company Kahoot!
has launched an academy where teachers can find and share learning
content. According to the company, the Kahoot Academy will serve as a
"knowledge platform, community and marketplace" for
educators. Kahoot produces a quiz-based learning platform used in the
classroom. The announcement came during a recent virtual
hosted by the company.
who post their materials in the marketplace for sale keep all of the
proceeds; Kahoot said it would charge no sales commission. However,
teachers who choose to apply to become "verified educators"
with the right to publish materials on the site need to subscribe to
Kahoot's premium service, which starts at $9 per month per user.
who come to the academy in search of learning resources and community
pay nothing. However, registration is required.
publishers are also being invited to participate on the website,
through "premium partnerships." Currently, the
organizations that have agreed to use the marketplace include the
American Museum of Natural History, Britannica, Common Sense
Education, iCivics, Merriam Webster and National Geographic.
will organize based on subjects taught, curriculum and teacher
for Kahoot Academy, including availability in other languages than
English, will be rolled out gradually from June 2020 and into the new
of the biggest challenges we educators face is the lack of time,
resources and the ability to connect with peers to share knowledge
and materials," said Linda Sees, history department chair at
Roselle Catholic High School in New Jersey. "I am so excited to
be one of the early
to become a part of what is the first global community and knowledge
resource for teachers that puts us front and center."
Dian Schaffhauser is a senior contributing editor for 1105 Media's education publications THE Journal, Campus Technology and Spaces4Learning. She can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter @schaffhauser.