Should we Kahoot it? Using game-based learning and quizzes for fun and quick learning activities

Delivered on October 18, 2022, 1:30 to 4:00 pm

 "Thank you for a great game changer for our lessons! so many tools that we can use and engage our learners to enjoy fun learning! I have to go to a zoom session to teach and am inspired by all the learning tools!😀 - session participant



AlphaPlus Showcase Summer Burton.pptx

Summer's slides

Kahoot Panel for AlphaPlus - Stephanie Hicks (Fleming AU).pptx

Stephanie's slides

Wndy's new slides.pptx

Wendy's slides


Tools like Kahoot make learning fun and engaging for learners while allowing instructors to quickly assess learner’s progress. With so many tools to choose from, like Kahoot, Quizlet, Pear Deck, Mentimeter, and so many more, what are others in literacy programs using? How are they using it? What works well?

Join us for a discussion with guest presenters and Tech Q&A to share and explore how instructors use game-based tools with learners in synchronous and asynchronous environments.


Organizations/presenters from various sectors will be represented during the discussion component of the event.

Summer Burton

Project Manager at Literacy Link South Central (LLSC)

 With a corporate background that includes adult education and administration, Summer has experience in classroom and workshop facilitation, writing, editing, coaching and mentoring. She has done extensive work in curriculum development, and her key focuses include adult and accelerated learning philosophies, play-based learning, gamification in education, and effective communication. In 2021 Summer was chosen as the winner of the 17th annual Council of the Federation Literacy Award for Ontario for her work in innovative program development and design.

Stephanie Hicks

Program Coordinator and Faculty at Skills on Demand - Work and Academic Upgrading: Fleming College 

Stephanie has been teaching in post-secondary and Academic Upgrading for over 10 years. She has a Master of Science, a Bachelor of Education and is a member of the Ontario College of Teachers. She is an avid curriculum developer for online, hybrid and in person courses in all subject areas and is always interested in including interactive games in the classroom. 

Wendy Teahen

Group Instructor at The Literacy Group of Waterloo Region

Wendy has been teaching in ESL and academic upgrading programs for 10 years. She has a TESL certification from Conestoga College and is currently taking courses in eLearning Development. She has a great interest in using games in the classroom to increase engagement and encourage teamwork in the classroom.