What is Your Student Engagement Rate?
Random Name Picker- Keeping students engaged in the classroom is an essential element if we, as teachers, are going to continue to maintain a positive learning environment. Typically you will have a few kids that attempt to answer all of the questions and other students just sit. You never know for sure if the quite ones understand, are confused or are just daydreaming with their eyes open. As teachers, we know that it is our responsibility to take on the task of providing a quality educational experience for every child that walks through our classroom doors.
How Can I Get More Students Involved?
Wouldn’t it be great if there was an other teaching tool that could assist us in getting students excited about participating in class? It is unlikely a boring methodical or stagnant poster or flashcard could help you in this situation. But wait – What if there was a colorful, game like website that quickly allowed you to choose a student in an unbiased manner? Would you try it out? I have and love it. My answer to this situation is the “Random Name Picker.”
Random Name Picker
In the past teachers may have used pop sickle sticks in a cup with each student’s name on it in an attempt to choose a child at random. This may functionally work for the teacher however, doesnt provide a mentally or visually stimulating experience for the student. My recommendation is to go to https://www.online-stopwatch.com/classroom-timers/, which has been traditionally known for creating animated and fun times for the classroom. These classroom timers were so fun to watch that the web designers decided to include fun “Random Name Pickers.”
How Do I Use the Random Name Picker?
To use the Random Name Picker click HERE. There are 9 single name pickers and 3 1st, 2nd and 3rd place name pickers.
The Single Name Picker Programs Include:
- Random Name Picker Wheel
- Random Cog Machine
- Magic Box
- Magic Hat
- Crane Claw Picker
- Random Egg
- Piggy Bank
The 1st, 2nd and 3rd Name Picker Programs Include:
Why This Site is Great
This is why this is a great Teacher Resource:
- It is FREE
- Provides a quick way to choose a student (or group) of students at random
- Allows you create a customized list of your students (AND numbers-or any other list you wanted)
- Bright and Colorful
- Animated with corresponding Sound Effects
In conclusion, I highly recommend experimenting with this website and hope you will see if it right for you. You may find it gives your students just that little extra bit of motivation to stay better engaged in your class. Thank you for reading this post and hope you found value in it. Be sure that you subscribe to The Band Buzz Blog for future music, education and technology posts.