Ed Tech Tips with E. Mosier
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A website that I recently learned about was Wheel Decide. It is simply a spinner to randomly select names to call on. But, what's great about this site is that you have complete customization over what information is added to each part of the wheel. So, for example, you can insert names of states and students have to provide the capital. Or, you can fill it with questions related to the classroom content, and you can then spin the wheel. There are quite a few uses for this if you're looking for a quick, random selection tool.
The AWW APP
One of the most engaging pieces of a lesson is the ability to insert interactivity, whether done by the students or the teachers. Many teachers have SMART Boards or white boards, but the web-based Aww App is easy to use, and it's free! Quite simply stated, the Aww app is known as "A Web Whiteboard" as the acronym suggests. An added benefit to this whiteboard is the ability to collaborate with others on the same whiteboard.
If you have never heard of, or checked out Flippity, please take a few moments to do that now! This site is a mecca of Google Sheets templates that you can use in your classroom for various activities. From Jeopardy to Wheel of Fortune to a random name selector, all the way to a Scavenger Hunt, this site has it all! You simply download the template that is provided, customize it with your information, Publish it to the Web, and then share that link out with students, and it becomes an engaging lesson that all students will be able to enjoy.