Talking About Everything with Harry Hawk.
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Talking About Everything: A podcast with Harry Hawk. Speaking about society, marketing, food, technology, media, fun & games, education, funny stories, odd art, + everything else… New episodes every Thursday plus specials and news bulletins. Talk back on Twitter @hhawk. Harry would like to talk to you too! So let us know what you want to talk about!
Most Recent Episode
Kahoot: Engagement and Gameplay in Classrooms
4 days ago
Traditional Education is Very Passive
Sitting still at your desk "absorbing" knowledge from teachers is very passive. While students have always been easily distracted, the prevalence of smart phones, and smart watches don't help.
Cahoot - usually used in plural they're in cahoots. He was robbed by a man who was in cahoots with the bartender. - Merriam-Webster
Playing Games in Class
A first blush, it might seem "wrong" (and even a bit odd) that a solution to holding students' attention is gameplay. With 40 million active users, the learning company Kahoot! is happy to be "in cahoots" with students and their teachers to change the way people learn.
Gameplay is Active Learning - Harry Hawk
19th Century Learning
CUNY's disgusted professor Cathy N Davidson has often noted that our current educational system was created in the mid 1800's to train the children of farmers to become factory workers.
This is why our educational system "insists" on work that you do yourself, alone, while sitting quietly at a desk without help from anyone else - Harry Hawk
21st Century Learners
Today's work place is full of collaboration, and self directed learning among multiple stakeholders with various areas of domain expertise solving problems and creating processes that that span teams, departments, and even multiple businesses.
Today workers are expected to band together and solve problems with sustainable multi-stakeholder solutions - Harry Hawk
Kahoot! Knows Games Engage Students
Jamie spoke about the level of fore-thought to build elements into Kahoot! which positively impact classroom dynamics.
Kahoot! encourages players to “look up”, creating an engaged, collaborative and loud learning space - Jamie Brooker
One Game Leads To Another - Which Leads to Learning
Learning is almost always more than a single lesson. Similarly, a properly deployed Kahoot! involves multiple games in the same day or over a number of days or weeks, etc.
Gaming Improves Your Classroom
Kahoot! encourages students to "look up" -- and while offering some light competition students are also encourages to speak with each other, and to even help each other.
Embedding your next video into a game can make it more engaging - Harry Hawk
Kahoot!'s pedagogy encourages learners to