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Thank you for choosing the Student Randomizer App from the Blaine Mably store. This application is designed for use on a SMARTBoard or other interactive whiteboard.
This lightweight free version is simple to use. Simply save this StudentRandomizerFree.jar file on your desktop, double click to open it, then click the 'Go' button to have random student names display on the screen (you will need a file with your student's names on you hard drive - more details in the 'ReadMe' file).
I use this application as a great way for quickly choosing random students to answer questions or complete tasks in class (I teach mostly math classes). It is a way to ensure fair and equitable questioning in the classroom. I have also noticed students pay more attention since there is a good chance they will be called on!
For even more interest, I reward students that are called on three or more times in a class period. If they answer all questions/tasks correctly they get a sticker! I have also noticed students get interested on how it works and whether or not it is really random.