There are so many classroom management tools that I love (here’s a list of 19!). Two of my favorites, iLEAP Pick A Student (opens in new tab) and Random Name Selector, (opens in new tab) make sure that you call on every student in your class. Instead of the traditional coffee can full of popsicle sticks with students’ names on them, use one of these free apps to make sure that all of your students are held accountable in class discussions. Try projecting the screen from your iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch so that students can see which one of their peers is up next!
Check out one of my Common Core aligned lesson plans where these apps could be used during discussion time!
Android users can check out this similar app on the Google Play Store.
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Monica Burns is a fifth grade teacher in a 1:1 iPad classroom. Visit her website at classtechtips.com for creative education technology tips and technology lesson plans aligned to the Common Core Standards.