I thought I would share this website with my followers, as it is absolutely amazing. How many time do you want to make groups or put the students in partners? Doesn’t it seem to take more time than necessary?
I have used this random student generator website for a few years now and it is amazing how much the students love it. I have a lot of partner and small group work in my classroom and I can guarantee that EVERY time I say there will be partners, the kids always ask, “Can you use the Random Student Generator?”
This is how it works. Enter your class list ONCE. Bookmark this webpage and every time you go back, your students will appear. The website saves it for you. After you enter your list, click save on the bottom. This will take you to this screen.
You can do multiple things here. First, you can obviously see that you can choose how many groups you would like. All of the groups will appear on one page and the students can find their name and quickly get with their group.
To the left of the groups, you can also choose to pick one student. THEY LOVE THIS! Many times, I’d like to randomly choose a student. This will choose one student at random and their name will appear on the screen. They get so excited when their name pops up. One downside to this is that it can pick one student 4 times and some students won’t get picked. I just skip the student if they get picked more than once.
Here is the link: Random Student Generator