Did you know that Google will help you randomly call on your students? If you have the Google Classroom app for IOS, you can use the Student Selector feature to ensure that you are engaging students equally.
To get there, open the Classroom app on your IOS device and choose the class you are working with. On the bottom of the screen, launch the “people” tab. You will see a set of three squares and a diamond in the top-right corner… click that!
From there, you will click “start” to launch the student selector. Students will appear in a randomized order to help you with calling on them or putting them in groups. If a student is generated that you don’t want to call on, you have the option to “call later” or mark “absent.”
There is no need to write names on popsicle sticks anymore, just open your Classroom app!