Kahoot Floods

Kahoot

I often use Kahoot to review with my students. My classes love the game and request that we play to help prepare for our assessments. So when a request came in to use Kahoot to review for an assessment, I was happy to oblige.

In my class of 10 students, suddenly there were 200 people playing this Kahoot. How?

Bots.

A student in my class went to a spam site and inserted the game code, then we were playing with my 10 students and 200 of our closest robots.

But don’t despair, it’s easy to keep bots from playing your games. In your game setup, where you choose to play in Classic Mode or Team Mode, scroll down to turn on “Enable 2-Step Join.” It will require players to answer an additional question before they can join the game. Now you can play without worry!

Kahoot 2 step join

Speaking of passwords…

Once we’ve migrated fully to Gmail, we will begin asking users to manage their passwords, and change them over time. Changing, and using a strong password, is the single best way to manage your security, your online identity, and keeping things protected.

A strong password consists of upper and lower case letters, numbers, and special characters, and is long. A good password includes all of the above, and is longer than 10 characters – preferably longer!

Which one, below, is best?  

password   |   mypassword   |   MyPassword   |   MyP@$$word!@#$

Keeping multiple passwords in your head can be a chore. Try using a service called LastPass to manage your passwords. By creating one, very secure, master password, all your other passwords are automatically managed from there. You can use LastPass to sync in the Chrome browser automatically. Get LastPass here.