What you need: Some devices, ideally one per student. They can use tablets, laptops, cell phones, iPods - anything that has an internet connection and a web browser. You will also need a device for yourself as the game administrator. Again, it can be a laptop, iPad, etc. A Smartboard is very helpful, especially one that the students can view easily. If your laptop is connected to the Smarboard, that will also be extremely helpful! Speakers are not required, but the music is catchy! They change up the suspenseful tunes every so often, but it adds to the competitive mood of the game.
To start the game: On your teacher device, you will go to https://getkahoot.com. Go ahead and make a bookmark for yourself. Click on "Get My Free Account" and follow the quick steps to set up your account. You may want to choose a username that is easy for you to remember, especially if you want to share quizzes later. The login screen will look like this:
On each student device, students will go to https://kahoot.it. Again, have them bookmark the site. If they are using an iPad, iPod or iPhone, they can click the Share icon (located next to the address bar; it looks like an envelope with an arrow coming out of it), and then select "Add to Home Screen." If will save the Kahoot! site and appear on the home screen, similar to an app. The icon is a purple square with a white "K!" Your observant students will quickly notice that the background to the website changes colors. It will look like this: