Random Name Picker is a free tool from Classtools.net. This game can be used to select students for class discussions, presentations, or group projects. English teachers can use this game for helping students with creative writing: choosing names for stories; creating character sketches based on names, writing scripts etc,.
This guide provides step-by-step instructions for adding student names, playing, saving and sharing the game.
Click New to load your class names…
2. Click Save this list as currently shown.
3. Choose a Password
4. Copy your unique URL address somewhere.
5. Click to Spin to begin playing the game to select a name
Click on the link below to download a free PDF guide for using the Random Name Picker Game
Jeopardy Labs allows you to create a customized Jeopardy template without PowerPoint. The games you create can be played online from anywhere in the world. No fees, registration and you don’t need PowerPoint.
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Flubaroo is an add-on for Google Drive. I have used Flubaroo several times this semester to grade multiple choice Google Form quizzes. Flubaroo recently added a new option so that you are now able to share graded quizzes to students through Google Drive instead of just by email. The screen shots below show the step-by-step process to share grades…
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Click on the link below to download this free lesson…
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click on the link below to download this free activity…