Use of Kahoot in History Lessons
With the advent of the technological era, history learning has been undergoing exciting transformation. The public exams, ranging from former HKCEE or HKAL to current HKDSE, have included more skill-based elements to train learners in the ability to think critically and more importantly, to develop problem solving skills. The History Department of Ying Wa has been devising different strategies to cope with the needs to innovate classroom activities to motivate learners. A trial session was held in each S3 class where a mini-quiz competition was held to test their knowledge on WWI, WWII and the Cold War, with the use of the software, Kahoot. Students enjoyed the lesson immensely. This is a step forward for us in terms of using more computer technology and devices in the upcoming new campus with WIFI connection. All history teachers in the Department were invited to observe the trial sessions and more strategies are to be developed for collaborative teaching.