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Published on February 21st, 2015 | by Patricia Fiorelli


Give a Kahoot in Physical Education

Finding new ways to incorporate technology into physical education is always exciting, but not always easy. The game-based classroom response system, Kahoot, is an easy and fun way to integrate technology, and see how much your students already know or have learned about a concept or skill.

I first used Kahoot in the physical education setting during a nutrition unit to quiz my students on the food groups. The following week, many of my students asked why we were not taking a Kahoot quiz again! I later stumbled upon Aaron Hart’s Invisible Dumbbells and Muscular Endurance for Children station cards. I knew this was my chance to create another Kahoot to quiz my students on what the muscle focus was for each exercise. I had some very excited students when I announced we were taking another Kahoot quiz that week! Here is a link to the Invisible Dumbbell Kahoot I created:

What is a Kahoot?

  • A learning game that consists of multiple-choice questions.
  • It is projected at the front of the classroom/gym and played by the whole class in real time.
  • Students answer using any mobile device, tablet or laptop.

How do you create a Kahoot?

What do you need to make a Kahoot Quiz successful in your physical education setting?

  • A Kahoot account,
  • A projector that can be hooked up to your laptop or tablet.
  • 6 tablets or laptops.
    • I put my students into groups to share a tablet for the quiz. This helps them focus on the content, teamwork, and sharing.
  • 6 different colored cones.
    • Each group will be asked to put in a nickname.
    • I instruct my students to enter in their nickname as the color of their cone to make things a little quicker!

Before I pass out the tablets to my students I split them up into 6 groups and then project this slide.


So, how do you plan to give a Kahoot in physical education?

About the Author

Patricia Fiorelli is a physical education teacher in the Cabarrus County School District located in Concord, North Carolina. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and her North Carolina Teaching License in K-12 Health and Physical Education from Catawba College. Patricia is a member of the Society of Health and Physical Educators of America (SHAPE America) as well as the North Carolina Alliance for Athletes, Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Dance, and Sports Management (NCAAHPERD-SM).

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