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What is Kognity?

Our digital-first platform combines the best of pedagogy and technology to engage learners, build student agency and empower educators. By using Kognity schools improve results for students and save time for teachers.

Kognity is built for US High Schools Science and international schools following the IBDP or IGCSE curriculum.

Most liked features include: interactive content with 3D models, videos and simulations, teacher support, statistics on student progress, a question bank for assignments, autocorrected assignments, and student practice center with strength battles.

Explore why educators all over the globe use Kognity to save time and guide students on active and inclusive learning journeys to unlock their full potential

Recommended Usage

At least 3 times a week.

Educational Impact

reduce teacher workload
90%
build student knowledge
89%
improve attainment
83%

Additional evidence

Jan 2023

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CompanyBusiness Name: Kognity
HQ Location: Sweden
Founded: 2014
Age Range14-16, 17-18
FeaturesTextbooksDigital TextbooksAssessment CentreSend AssignmentsStudent Progress Tracking IgcseIbdpLesson PlanningNgss
LanguagesEnglish
AccessibilityModerate features
PoliciesTerms of ServicePrivacy Policy
RequirementsInternet - Low BandwidthDesktop - MacDesktop - WindowsDesktop - ChromebookDesktop - LinuxMobile - iPhoneMobile - iPadMobile - WindowsMobile - Android

Teachers should each have a computer and for students a minimum of at-home access to a computer. Kognity also works on mobile for assignments. A teacher can also have access to a projector to show Kognity content in the classroom, there's a printing feature available for teachers if needed. All users need an individual email to set up their accounts.

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3 days

TrainingLive OnlineWebinarsDocumentationVideos

We provide training for all schools, all teachers & students, either online, through workshops, or videos, depending on the school situation. 15 - 30 minute share my screen session

SupportEmailFAQs/Forum24/7 Live Rep
Home Learning

School must create the account.

TagsIBDPIGCSEIBDP resourceIGCSE resourcedigital educational platformeducational platforminteractive platforminteractive textbookintelligent textbook digital textbookexam practiceassessment tooleducation platform digital assignmentsave teacher timestudent progress trackingprogress trackingNGSShigh school science

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Kognity Reviews

4.3 out of 5

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SANNI Samadou

Chemistry teacher

Ecole Internationale Arc-en-Ciel, Togo

Used Kognity daily for 1-2 years

Sep 2023

SANNI Samadou found Kognity:
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    It makes it easier for learners to understand the content by providing details
  • Significantly improves attainment
    It's the main teaching resource I've been using for the last two years and the results obtained are proof of that.
  • Significantly builds student knowledge
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Neha Chaudhary

Teacher-Biology

Pathways World School, India

Used Kognity occasionally for 1-2 years

Jul 2023

I would expect to have more topic specific practice questions taken from the past papers to support students learning and their achievement levels

Neha Chaudhary found Kognity:
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    helps in lesson planning and provides support for individualised/personalised learning
  • Significantly improves attainment
    By practicing past paper questions and many other questions in relation to a particular topic, students get better hang of the concepts and its relevance.
  • Significantly builds student knowledge
    There are additional examples given with each topic to support their in-depth understanding of the context
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Ruramai Rinomhota

Teacher

Dominican Convent Harare, Zimbabwe

Used Kognity weekly for 1-2 years

Jun 2023

Because it is very good

Reply from Kognity:Hi Ruramai, Thank you for your review! We greatly appreciate your feedback and are thrilled to hear that you find Kognity to be very good. Regards, Josefin
Ruramai Rinomhota found Kognity:
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    Well structured materials makes teaching easier
  • Significantly improves attainment
    Helps to attain
  • Significantly builds student knowledge
    Students find it easy to follow and understand
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matilda wine

teacher

Dominican Convent Harare, Zimbabwe

Used Kognity weekly for 1-2 years

Jun 2023

its an excellent platform

Reply from Kognity:Hi Matilda, Thank you so much for your review and for sharing your experience using Kognity. We are thrilled to hear that you find Kognity to be an excellent platform. Your feedback is greatly appreciated. Regards, Josefin
matilda wine found Kognity:
  • Moderately reduces teacher workload
    assessment of pupils work
  • Significantly improves attainment
    it grades pupils work
  • Moderately builds student knowledge
    syllabus content is covered
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David

IB Teacher

Linden Hall High School, Japan

Used Kognity daily for 7–12 months

Jun 2023

Easy to recommend as they offer a quality product and a quick response when bugs or acceptable answers are suggested

Reply from Kognity:Hi David, Thank you so much for your review and for sharing your experience with Kognity. We greatly appreciate your kind words and recommendation. Regards, Josefin
David found Kognity:
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    Reduced time preparing for classes, shorter grading times and less paperwork.
  • Slightly improves attainment
  • Moderately builds student knowledge
    The content is topical, relevant and a wider range than I see with some textbooks
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Ian

IB Biology and Chemistry Teacher

Saint George’s School, United States of America

Used Kognity weekly for 3-4 years

Jun 2023

As a "textbook" it is the best product I have used in the last decade because it helps hold the students accountable and provides resources for them to reinforce the content in the text.

Reply from Kognity:Hi Ian, Thank you for your review and your comments about how Kognity supports students and teachers. We couldn't be happier to hear that! Regards, Josefin
Ian found Kognity:
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    It is easy to assign recall quizzes to help the students focus on the content in the readings and see how well they are doing.
  • Moderately improves attainment
    Students who take the time to do the readings and then go back for strengths tests can make marked improvement in their understanding of the content.
  • Moderately builds student knowledge
    The strengths tests are great ways for students to identify their knowledge gaps, which they can then address.
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LGM

ToK coordinator

Davy College, Peru

Used Kognity weekly for 1-2 years

Jun 2023

There is always something to improve

Reply from Kognity:Hi LGM, Thank you for taking the time to write a review - we're so happy to hear that we reduce teacher workload! We are always looking for feedback on our platform, so please reach out to info@kognity.com if you have anything you would like to share with our team. Regards, Josefin
LGM found Kognity:
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    Planning activities
  • Moderately improves attainment
    NA
  • Slightly builds student knowledge
    NA
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Vicky

IBDP coordinator

Nexus International School (Singapore), Singapore

Used Kognity occasionally for 5 years+

Jun 2022

You are on a rolling contract and can get stuck into a package that isn't relevant to your current cohort. There is no flexibility if you miss the deadline

Reply from Kognity:Dear Vicky,  Thank you for your review. We’re sorry to hear that you are not happy with your Kognity experience. We make sure to be upfront about our subscriptions having a rolling contract, and we also make every effort to highlight exactly when a subscription is due to be renewed so that schools can make adjustments ahead of time. In this case, we were unable to make contact with you after multiple attempts, so the automatic renewal ultimately went ahead in line with the agreed contract. Please feel free to reach out to your Kognity account manager or email support@kognity.com, so that we can look into how your subscription could better meet your school's needs. We can of course have some flexibility if you feel an error has occurred. Thank you again for your review, and we look forward to connecting with you. Regards, Josefin and the Kognity team
Vicky found Kognity:
  • Slightly reduces teacher workload
    None
  • Slightly improves attainment
    None
  • Slightly builds student knowledge
    Not really different to a textbook
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Peter Banfield

Teacher

Penrice Academy, England

Used Kognity weekly for 7–12 months

Mar 2022

Is 10 most likely to recommend?

Peter Banfield found Kognity:
  • Moderately reduces teacher workload
    Having lots of homework to mark
  • Slightly improves attainment
    An example is when someone gets better marks than they did last time
  • Slightly builds student knowledge
    When a student learns something, that could be said to be an impact on student knowledge
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Claire

Teacher of MYP Science and DP Biology / DP ESS

Hong Kong Academy, Hong Kong

Used Kognity weekly for 3-4 years

Oct 2021

KOGNITY is a VERY useful resource for teaching and learning

Claire found Kognity:
  • Slightly reduces teacher workload
    I use Kognity as a teaching and learning tool - it is used as resource i.e doesn't directly reduce my workload
  • Moderately improves attainment
    Students find the exam questions very useful
  • Moderately builds student knowledge
    Consolidation / revision before assessments
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Kholt

Teacher

International School of Dakar, Senegal

Used Kognity monthly for 5 years+

Oct 2021

It's really useful in terms of practice problem solving and content knowledge.

Kholt found Kognity:
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    I don't have to grade homework or find problems for students to solve.
  • Moderately improves attainment
    Not right now
  • Slightly builds student knowledge
    No
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Ogunmola Olanrewaju

Teacher

Principito y Marcel Laniado de Wind, Ecuador

Used Kognity weekly for 4-6 months

Oct 2021

Kognity serves as an additional resource for teachers and students to have an effective teaching learning process.

Ogunmola Olanrewaju found Kognity:
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    Questions to be applied have been readily created on Kognity for appropriate usage.
  • Significantly improves attainment
    Students get to read about topics to be taught before and after classes at their own pace.
  • Moderately builds student knowledge
    Kognity was built to simplify the course for easier understanding with audiovisual resources.
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Christina

Deputy Head of Mathematics

New Cairo British International School, Egypt

Used Kognity weekly for 3-4 years

Oct 2021

I think it is a fantastic resource, great on the environment and the students are able to use more than just their textbooks and teachers to learn from.

Christina found Kognity:
  • Moderately reduces teacher workload
    Putting together exercise questions for students to use, exam style questions to use, reading [prior to teaching a new concept, learning to use the calculator myself and helping students with their own calculators are all things I can do within Kognity.
  • Significantly improves attainment
    Student get a different perspective on the topics than my explanations, they get to see some of the more dynamic aspects within the text book, so that they deepen understanding. These things help them prepare the students better at understanding the style of the questions and then, the practice helps them to put this into action.
  • Significantly builds student knowledge
    There are some visual learners in one of my classes and they gain better understanding when they see the applets work within the examples and often refer back to them when asked to explain their answers or thinking.
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Mirna sahili

Biology teacher and CAS coordinator

AHISK, Saudi Arabia

Used Kognity daily for 5 years+

Oct 2021

All in one

Mirna sahili found Kognity:
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    Kognity provides teacher with all the necessary coloured diagrams and pictures addition to videos relared to the topics .the lesson is well presented and no need for power point preparation
  • Significantly improves attainment
    👍
  • Significantly builds student knowledge
    Cover all tge syllabus in addition to the connections with CAS and TOK
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Turgut Fahri Akbatur

Physics teacher & HOD of science

İELEV, Turkey

Used Kognity daily for 3-4 years

Oct 2021

I want to clean assessments to make new regulation but it is not possible.

Turgut Fahri Akbatur found Kognity:
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    not only existence but also quality and point of view guiding me
  • Significantly improves attainment
    the scheduled program is working well
  • Significantly builds student knowledge
    the assessments are not easy, not hard so the students learning without suffering
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Esther Alicia Villarreal Ramírez

Math teacher

Colegio Fontanar, Mexico

Used Kognity weekly for 1-2 years

Oct 2021

There are more exercises on some topics and depending on the level, some have very high standards for the subject

Esther Alicia Villarreal Ramírez found Kognity:
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    evaluate
  • Moderately improves attainment
    Exercises to check learning
  • Significantly builds student knowledge
    Homework exercises or practicing concepts
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Aileen

Teacher

LDVC, Germany

Used Kognity monthly for 3-4 years

Oct 2021

It is an excellent add-on to my teaching

Aileen found Kognity:
  • Slightly reduces teacher workload
  • Does not significantly improve attainment
  • Moderately builds student knowledge
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Ines

English Teacher

Colegio Santa María de Salta, Argentina

Used Kognity monthly for 4-6 months

Oct 2021

The English B textbook still needs revising for mistakes. My students and I have come across many of them while solving the activities. I've reported some, but not enough time to report all of them. I can't see students' responses. I’m new to the platform and my experience has been good, but honestly not great. The textbook material and resources are helpful, yet it is hard to check student progress for reading assignments (there is no place where to assess the end of each section short activity the book proposes). Only a progress bar where you can see if the student actually clicked/checked on the material you assigned. However, i’m trying a new approach. Reading/Listening together in class and creating google classroom submission assignments for them to upload the activity proposed. Most of those activities include answers that students can check right away, so I don’t find them particularly helpful, The platform also lets you create ‘question assignments’ in which you have a question bank to choose from or include your own. I think the idea is cool, but I don’t find it very useful. Example: I created a question style assignment (all from the same subtopic), yet when my students answered them (even when they had read the assigned text) the questions weren’t directly related to the reading. They were more about language use than reading or listening comprehension they need for paper 2. I don’t know if it’s as useful as I thought. On another note. I also find it annoying I can’t modify the textbook by choosing what to show students, they get to see everything including SL assignments (I teach HL). If it’s an online platform, it would be a lot cooler to select only the subtopics I want them to see and show them only the activities of HL.

Reply from Kognity:Hi Ines, Thank you for sharing this feedback! I am sorry to hear that you have found some mistakes in our brand new English B book—we are always happy to make corrections as needed! Our authors are excellent, but they are still human so we sometimes find errors too. The nice thing is that since our book is fully online, it is easy to make updates right away. Regarding our assignment functionality, there are ways to see student responses to both Reading and Question assignments, and we would be happy to help set up some additional training for you at your convenience to ensure you have a good familiarity with all our tools. When selecting questions, you can choose from a broad subtopic (Ex. “Chapter 1.2”) or a more specific theme within a subtopic (Ex. “Chapter 1.2.4). I’m glad to see you have been exploring many ways to use the platform and would be happy to find some time to set up some extra training for you! Mark, Kognity
Ines found Kognity:
  • Moderately reduces teacher workload
    Self-correction is a plus sometimes, not for extended answers though. Also because some of the right answers as rendered as wrong.
  • Does not significantly improve attainment
  • Slightly builds student knowledge
    I can't attribute much impact, it's just an aid that contributes to the overall impact in the class.
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Bob

Teacher

Eastern Mediterranean International School (EMIS), Israel

Used Kognity weekly for 3-4 years

Oct 2021

For the reasons shared above. Kognity first provides a very good textbook on the IB material. This reading, combined with the school textbook (Oxford), gives students two views which can help remove somewhat incorrect concepts which arise from reading only one source. Second, Kognity provides a large bank of questions at two levels for students to practice their mastery. These along with problems assigned from the school text give a good and broad range of experience with the material for the student. Finally, Kognity provides the option of student dueling with the material which appeals to the more competitive types. The only downside is the grading of problems which look only at the answer which must be in one of a number of formats rather than the method used to get the answer.

Bob found Kognity:
  • Slightly reduces teacher workload
    a. In the sciences, Kognity provides a large body of questions both simple and complex and this saves time making up new questions for the students. b. The teacher has the option of having Kognity grade the work, but this has difficulties which have yet to be satisfactorily solved. For instance, a student may write the correct answer but not in a form expected by Kognity and it will be marked incorrectly. Further, even if the student gets an incorrect answer, it may only be due to a calculator error and the method is correct. Since the method is more important than the answers (in the sciences at least), this can really gives the student the wrong idea about his competence. Hence, my main use of the questions is to hand them out and I grade them to see how the problems were solved.
  • Moderately improves attainment
    Students become more proficient by working more and a variety of problems. By combining the two levels of problems from Kognity with those found in our textbook (not to mention Kognity's textbook, which, in most cases, is better than ours) the students get a large number of problems to work. Those who are diligent to complete the assigned work will be better prepared for the IB exams.
  • Moderately builds student knowledge
    By providing a good textbook on the IB material, the students get the same material from somewhat different perspectives and this helps dispel incorrect concepts.
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Eugenio

Teacher

Tec de Monterrey, Mexico

Used Kognity weekly for 3-4 years

Oct 2021

I believe Kognity is a very useful tool to help a teacher organize their class according to the IB program

Eugenio found Kognity:
  • Moderately reduces teacher workload
    Less time spent on checking assignments
  • Moderately improves attainment
    Kognity helps me be more punctual with giving feedback to students
  • Significantly builds student knowledge
    Students can review and practice different topics on their own
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Sarah

Secondary Physics Teacher

BIS, Germany

Used Kognity weekly for 3-4 years

Oct 2021

There are no downsides to Kognity! It complements how we are already teaching our students, and makes different modes of learning (including distance learning and hybrid) easier. My students also love it as an extra resource.

Sarah found Kognity:
  • Moderately reduces teacher workload
    It allows me to quickly set lesson plans for days when I have appointments or I'm unable to come to school. There are also lots of resources that can be integrated into existing lessons, saving time on finding resources or making new ones. The statistics showing who has read the sections and done the questions also saves time as this is all automatically checked and displayed graphically.
  • Slightly improves attainment
  • Moderately builds student knowledge
    Exposure to different vocabulary / different ways of explaining things enhances student's understanding of concepts.
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Stephanie Dukes

IB Teacher

Irmo High School, United States

Used Kognity weekly for 3-4 years

Oct 2021

I absolutely love using Kognity! Kognity regularly updates the material so it always current.

Stephanie Dukes found Kognity:
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    I can't imagine teaching TOK without Kognity.
  • Significantly improves attainment
    I see a lot of growth when students take the strength tests as they are learning new material.
  • Significantly builds student knowledge
    I can see the student data which is organized in a way that makes it easy for me to see how students are learning the material.
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Renu

Teacher

AICS, Netherlands

Used Kognity monthly for 5 years+

Oct 2021

As said, students need to see the answer after each question when the question is still fresh in their minds and not at the end .

Renu found Kognity:
  • Moderately reduces teacher workload
    Good replacement for Formatives
  • Slightly improves attainment
    Students don't end up doing it as it is online and they don't get to see the answers after each question
  • Moderately builds student knowledge
    If a student misses a lesson, the notes are good enough
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Scott Yetter

Teacher / Athletic Director

Ogden High School, United States

Used Kognity daily for 1-2 years

Oct 2021

It is so nice to have everything in one place. The material is well organized and of high quality. The ability to have individualized and targeted exam review can't be beaten.

Scott Yetter found Kognity:
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    Everything is in the system. Reading assignments, question assignments, review. But the biggest significance for me is the review materials and practice exam questions that are built in. It made exam review much more efficient and relevant to each individual student.
  • Significantly improves attainment
    Last year was our first year using Kognity, and the overall IB scores were better than they have ever been, and this was not the most talented group that I have had.
  • Significantly builds student knowledge
    The built in review with strength tests and battles helped to solidify their knowledge.
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Mariane Brust

Mathematics teacher

Colegio Suizo de Mexico, Mexico

Used Kognity monthly for 3-4 years

Oct 2021

I find it an excellent resource for the final IB year to restudy all the topics to prepare for the IB exam

Mariane Brust found Kognity:
  • Moderately reduces teacher workload
    Practice exercises graded
  • Moderately improves attainment
    Some students need more time to read it over and over
  • Moderately builds student knowledge
    Students can review and that helps them
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