Teachers in ‘Kahootz’ at Bethany Catholic Primary
Teaching educator, Paul Stenning and teacher Grant Jones completing the Kahootz training.
On 15 and 16 September, teachers from across NSW met at Bethany Catholic Primary, Glenmore Park to participate in a training program on the creative software, Kahootz.
The course was led by Peter Maggs, former head of new media at the Australian Children’s Television Foundation, who has had extensive input into the design and creation of Kahootz. Bethany staff members, Grant Jones and Moira Thomas, joined CEO teaching educators Stan Wawrzyniak and Paul Stenning, to learn how Kahootz can be incorporated into learning programs in schools.
Kahootz provides students with a wide variety of tools to design and create 3D presentations, stories, inventions, habitats, games, movies and soundtracks. The program is designed for both primary and secondary students and offers learning opportunities that are directly linked to key learning areas, particularly mathematics and literacy.
Using Kahootz, students can create a presentation or present a narrative story in a dynamic way. The tools include a collection of backgrounds or ‘worlds’ and ‘objects’, the ability to record and import sounds and movies, and special effects and animations.
Teacher librarian, Moira Thomas, looks forward to integrating Kahootz into learning and teaching at Bethany.
‘By providing our students with access to the latest technology, including programs like Kahootz, we are creating a learning environment which is more engaging,’ said Moira.
‘Students are challenged to be creative and imaginative, while developing curriculum based multimedia skills.’
Kahootz will be initially integrated in to Stage 3 (Years 5-6) learning, where students are currently embarking on a unit of work entitled Bethany Enterprise. In this unit, students plan, design, create and market a particular product and students will be able to effectively describe and market their products with the help of Kahootz.
« Return to news list