From the creators of TeacherTipster.com comes “Win-a-Spin” - a colorful, exciting and easy to use app that will keep your kiddos motivated to behave day-in and day-out!
This behavior game is simple enough:
•Personalize your wheel by entering up to six unique prizes in each of the three game doors. (special snack, extra computer time, sticker, cool pencil, free recess, lunch with the teacher, etc.) Type in anything you’d like! These are the prizes that will show up on your spinner. Setting up your wheel is a snap. And feel free to change out your prizes anytime you’d like. You control what is revealed.
•Explain how the game works to your class. Help them understand that they can “Win-a-Spin” by showing strong and positive behavior or completing a tricky task.
•IMPORTANT – Do not choose your winner right away! Too many teachers are reactive when they reward students. Use this tool in a proactive way! Hold this “carrot” in front of the kiddos to motivate them to behave over a period of time. Remind the kids throughout that time span that “you are looking” for someone to “Win-a-Spin.” Also, take this chance to explain what kinds of specific behaviors you’ll be watching for. Kindness, self-control, responsibility, hard work and determination are just a few of the skills that you might encourage.
•Now you can choose your winner! Allow them to come up and spin the wheel of prizes. (Simply swipe the wheel with your finger to spin.) Round and round it goes! Where it stops? Nobody Knows!
•The kids will giggle with anticipation as you wait to see where the pointer lands. It will be one of the six prizes that you entered earlier. Reward the winner for their strong behavior. And remind the class WHY your winner was chosen. This step is important! Be explicit with your praise. Use this time to not only praise your winner, but also to teach the others about strong social emotional skills. The other students will hear this and be eager to exhibit those same behaviors in the future. They want to please you!
•Use the “Win-a-Spin” app again and again. If used properly, this tool will motivate your students to behave in class and at home.
•Note – You can play “Win-a-Spin” with a full class, small group or even individual students. This behavior management tool is also a great option parents. Feel free to explain how this app works to the parents of students in your classroom. They may be more likely to behave for you if their parents have promised them a spin when they bring home a good report from school.
A master teacher is one who understands how to motivate their students. “Win-a-Spin” will do just that for your kiddos. “Win-a-Spin” makes classroom management fun for the students and the teacher. Add this app to your teaching tool belt today!
Added two additional game doors for a total of three game wheel prize options.
Ratings and Reviews
Problem with sound
If you are having problems with the sound try this fix: change the position of the switch on the side of the iPad. In most situations that will take care of the problem.
Disrespectful female image
This is a great idea, and it's easy to set up and use, but I will never be able to use it with my class because the image of the female who presents the prize is disrespectful to all women. You can see her on the image shown in the App Store. So look closely before you buy this. Hopefully you don't want to portray women this way to your students and WON'T buy this.
This is a good app for selecting rewards to give to students. I would like to make a suggestion for an update, though. What I would like to see is the ability to set up more than one wheel. I have multiple classes (I'm a middle school teacher) and it would be better for each class to be able to choose the prizes that motivate them. As it is now, I can only enter six prizes and all of my classes get the same six things on the wheel. Please make this change if it is possible. Create a class option so we can have a separate wheel of prizes for each class we have. Thank you for your time.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.