The Lollipop stick goes high tech!

If you want to have a bit of fun selecting students at random, then try using this “name generator”.  To get started all you need to do is click the “Change names” button and then enter the names for your class – if you have these stored electronically, you can just cut and paste the whole class list in one go.  As each name comes up, you have the option to remove it from the list if you want to avoid some people getting selected several times whilst others do not get selected at all.

Name generator

Don’t feel you just have to use this tool for selecting names.  If you have a class working on creative writing, why not put in a list of adjectives, and then set the pupils the challenge of including in their composition the first four to be selected.  If you’re running a revision session in just about any subject, you could enter a list of questions, or topics, or themes.  The range of possibilities is as broad as your imagination …


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