Showing posts with label Random Numbers. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Random Numbers. Show all posts

Sunday, December 5, 2021

SpinnerWheel - A Great Random Name, Number, and Word Picker

SpinnerWheel is a new-to-me site that provides an easy way to create custom spinners for random name selection, random number selection, and even random image selection. What's great about SpinnerWheel is that in additiona to customizing the names, words, numbers, and pictures that appear in the spinner, you can also customize the sound and visual effects of the spinners you create. 

SpinnerWheel lets you place multiple spinners on the same screen and spin them at the same time. By doing that you can create a random group picker, generate randomized writing prompts, randomly generate math problems, and even create random quiz game questions. 

You can use SpinnerWheel without creating an account on the site. However, if you do create a free account on SpinnerWheel you will be able to save your spinners to use whenever you like an as often as you like. 

In this short video I demonstrate all of the key features of SpinnerWheel including creating multiple spinners, customizing the spinner content, and modifying the sound and visual effects of the spinners. The video also provides a demonstration of using multiple spinners simultaneously to create randomized writing prompts and randomized math problems. 


Thursday, October 4, 2018

Virtual Dice and Random Number Generators

On Wednesday morning I was looking for an online tool that would roll virtual dice for a game that I had designed for a faculty meeting. That quick search brought me to Random.org. On Random.org I found virtual dice to roll.

Random.org has many other virtual game tools in addition to the virtual dice. On the site you'll find a random number generator that you can use on the Random.org site or on your own site. Simply copy and paste an embed code from Random.org their number generator on your own site as I have done below. 


Applications for Education
The next time you need to draw numbers for a PTA raffle or you need to assign numbers to students, give Random.org a try.

Friday, August 21, 2015

Try This Handy Widget for Making Random Selections

Earlier this month I shared a method for selecting random names from a Google Sheet and in the past I've shared other random name selector tools. Those tools are great if you have names to enter. However, if you really want to randomly select people for a task or a prize, try using a random number selector from Random.org. Using one of Random.org's widgets you can specify a range of numbers from which a random number will be generated each time someone clicks "generate" on the widget. Try a widget below.

Applications for Education
The next time you need to draw numbers for a PTA raffle or you need to assign numbers to students, give Random.org a try.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Random Number Generator Widgets for Your Blog

Last month I shared with you a handy random name selector. That tool is great if you have names to enter. However, if you really want to randomly select people for a task or a prize, try using a random number selector from Random.org. Using one of Random.org's widgets you can specify a range of numbers from which a random number will be generated each time someone clicks "generate" on the widget. Try a widget below.

Applications for Education
The next time you need to draw numbers for a PTA raffle or you need to assign numbers to students, give Random.org a try.