Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Wheel of Names Selector

Every teacher needs a way to select names from a list that is fair for everyone. We have all used popsicle sticks, name cards, and other tools. The Wheel of Names web tool is easy, free, and FUN! Head to the site and create your own. The best part, you can save your lists and use them any time you want! 

Create a List:
  1. Copy from a list and paste (or enter in) your students’ name in the box on the right. 

  1. When you enter them in you will see they are automatically added to the wheel. (You can also select the image option to insert images instead of on text for our littles.)

  1. Click the “Save” button. 

  1. Type in a name to save the list. These are saved in your Google Drive (you will be asked to give the site permission to save this list in Drive). Click “Save”.

  1. Click on the wheel to spin! The winner will be displayed for all to see! You will also have the option to remove this name from the list so they can not be chosen again.

Bring up an Already Created List:
  1. Click on “Open” at the top.

  1. Choose the list from the ones you have created (or delete any you no longer need).

  1. Spin to win!

If you want these steps in a document click HERE!

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Create Educandy Activities

Learning should be fun. That is one of the most important things to remember. If we can make education enjoyable and engaging then it makes learning that much easier. Educandy is a site that makes creating fun and engaging word activities for your students very easy, and best of all...it is FREE! Check out Educandy to see the activities you can create for your classroom today!

Create Learning Activities:
  1. Head over to educandy.com and set up a free account.
  2. Click on “My Activities”.

  1. Choose what type of activity you want to create: 

    • Words: make a list of terms to do activities with
    • Matching Pairs: make a list of terms that are related to another term 
    • Quiz Questions: make multiple-choice questions

  1. Add questions/terms.
    • Words: 

    • Matching Pairs: 

    • Quiz Questions: 

Share the Activity with Your Students
  1. Click “My Activities” and choose the one you created that you want to share.
  2. Click the “Share” button.

  1. Copy the link and share it with your students. You can also embed it in a website if you wish. Make sure to share the code and which activity you want them to do:
    • Words: 

    • Matching Pairs: 

    • Quiz Questions: 

  1. You can also click “Play” and choose the specific activity you want to play. Then share that web link from the web address bar so they do not have to choose which one to do.

Jump in and explore Educandy and see if it can make learning fun for your students!

If you want these steps in a document click HERE!

Monday, October 14, 2019

Create Picture Collages

Are you looking for an easy way to share pictures in a collage format? There are lots of tools to do this, but some require accounts. Collage Maker does not! Below are some tips on how to use this FREE tool to make great images from multiple images.

Create a Photo Collage:
  1. Get some images on your device (PC, Mac, Chromebook).
  2. Choose your layout on the left (there are many to scroll through).

  1. Click “Add Images” in the top right to choose images from your device.

  1. Drag images to the place you want them in the collage and drag image to the location in each spot to fit the best display.

  1. Edit the border size and color. 

  1. Click the “Share” button.

  1. Click “Download Photo”.

You now have an awesome collage creation ready to use in your project!

If you want these directions in a document click HERE!