By Kagan Publishing
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Here are 3 super simple, super attractive classroom spinners. The Student Selector picks one student on each team. Designed for teams of 3, 4, and 5. The Team Selector picks one team in the class. Designed for 6–9 teams in the class. The Partner Picker randomly picks Partner A or Partner B with each spin. Get 3 great spinners in 1. This App is compatible with iOS7.
Good but needs to be better
Takes too much time to spin during teaching because if all the buttons that need to be pressed and all the different screens that need to load. I often switch between team and student spinners, and it needs to be a one click function. Instead of choosing which spinner we want, and then a second screen popping up where we then press another button to spin, consider selecting and spinning with one press instead. Then touching the screen anywhere would then instantly take us back to the spinning screen where we can then quickly spin a different spinner. Or another possible design would be to spin all spinners at once every time. In any case, believe it or not, these extra few seconds really do matter when trying to maintain students' focus on what's happening in the lesson.
I've had all five days of the Kagan training and decided to buy the app for selecting students and groups. It's worked out fine for me and the class is always rooting for the selector to pick them (and sometimes not get picked!). I'm happy with it and not having to remember which numbered students I've picked before. I recommend this app.
I was using the cardboard spinner and finding it warped. This works just fine for the classroom. I don't toggle between spinners, mostly use the 1-4 selector. Fun little whizzy and ding noises. My 8th graders get a kick out of pressing the button. I display this on my ipad under a document camera.
- Category: Education
- Released: May 18, 2011
- Version: 1.0
- Size: 10.0 MB
- Seller: Kagan Publishing
- © 2011 Kagan Publishing
Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.