If you are using different methods of choosing students names in class, here are some techie and fun ways to do it in the classroom.
You can use this Dart Board Selector to choose your students. Simply copy and paste your students names and throw the virtual arrow. You need to sign up to the website to be able to use it.
Here is another colorful dart students’ name picker that you can use. You can edit and save your class list, you can even embed it to your blog so that it will be ready to use anytime.
Here, copy and paste your class list, set the timer and click on ‘go’ to choose a student. You can remove the name once that student is selected. This is actually my favorite one.
Random Name Generator will help you to create a class with a password and add your class list. Then you can see the names of the students one by on a blackboard screen. This tool also lets you create a seating chart or it will automatically group the students for you.
Fruit Machine is another student picker tool. It turns your class list into kind of a gambling machine where you can choose a student by moving the lever. It’s fun too!
How to use in class:
Instead of writing names on the student selector tools, you can write numbers and each student can be responsible for one number. Like that we can use it in all classes without changing the names each time.
Instead of writing the names of the students, we can write some questions. In pairs, the students ask each other the questions.
Also, we can write words instead of students names and play Hot Seat. To play this, choose a student, s/he sits with his/her back turned to the screen. As the words appear on the screen, the rest of the class try to describe that word.
Hope you enjoy!
cross-posted at ozgekaraoglu.edublogs.org
Özge Karaoglu is an English teacher and educational consultant in teaching young learners and teaching with web-based technologies. She is the author of Minigon ELT book series, which aims to teach English to young learners through stories. Read more of her ideas about teaching English through technology and Web-based tools at ozgekaraoglu.edublogs.org.