I don't know about you, but I get quite frustrated with physical resources like using lollipop sticks pulling slips of paper out of a hat when I want to do random selection in my lessons. As I teach 10 different classes, it also gets quite difficult to organise these resources and it can get very time consuming and expensive! Well, I recently came across a fantastic free tool that seems to have solved all my problems and I can't wait to share it with you!
The tool is called "Wheel Decide". It comes as an app for both iOS and Android as well as a web version too. It's really easy to use: simply add the options you want to select, change the colours up if it matters to you (this is important to me, haha!) and click on the wheel! It will spin (with optional cool sound effects - the kids love them so I always leave them on!) and land on a random option. You have the choice for the wheel to remove each option after it has been landed on too which is quite a handy feature depending on what you're using it for!
Here are some suggestions on how you can use it in your classroom!
So there you go, hopefully this has given you a solid foundation to feel confident using Wheel Decide in your classroom too! If you come up with any other ideas, please feel free to share below!