Monday, July 21, 2008

Fruit Machine


Fruit Machine is a great little tool for making groups. You can type in students' names and the Fruit Machine randomly picks students. I have used this with picking student pairs for projects.

I have also opened two fruit machines with one list of students' names and the other list of Texas Heroes. The first machine picks the student name and the other machine picks the Texas Hero. The student then has the name of the Texas Hero for the project.

There is also an option of using a typewriter as well. Both are fun. I have put it on my Language Arts page if you need it during the year.

7 comments:

heather and cuong said...

Love it! I will use this!!!

A Mitch said...

Great! On the site they also suggest putting questions in the Fruit Machine, too. It spins and lands on a question and the student has to answer that one.

jchoy said...

I used this last year and my kids LOVED it. It projects very nicely on your Activboard.

Jackie said...

How cool! I'm going to try it out this year. I bet the children will love it!

A Mitch said...

Yes, it has great sounds and cheering. Very positive.

Mrs. Estupinan said...

I love your blog!! Thank you for sharing the fruit machine - what a cool tool!! I hope you don't mind but I linked to your blog as a favorite!!

Keep on postin'
-Audrey
http://mrsest.blogspot.com

A Mitch said...

Mrs. Estupinan, thanks for stopping by. What an honor to be linked to your blog! Good luck on your student teaching!
Check out my school site during the year as well.
http://tce.springbranchisd.com/Default.aspx?tabid=5732