This week's idea is short and sweet. I know many of you draw sticks from a cup to randomly call on students for student engagement. This app does the same thing right from your iPad or iPod. Simply give it a range of numbers, and it will randomly select one for you. There are many versions you can download for free.
This is the one I downloaded.
It is really very self-explanatory. Here are some ideas for how students might use this in stations:
- Have students generate a number between x and y and write it in expanded form, identify the place value of a certain digit, etc.
- Have students generate two numbers and write a word problem involving those numbers.
- Have students "draw" their number.
- Use the number generator with a numbered list of words, sentences, activities, etc. Students generate the number, then go to that number on the list.
Once again, this is just a tool that helps make activities you are already doing a little more engaging for your kids!