If you’re looking to change up your classroom management or share curricular content differently, a digital spinner is a fun option. Decide Now is a simple, but useful app that lets you create any spin wheel template. Here are a few ways that I use it in my classroom:
- Art Trivia. Have a few minutes left in class? Spin the art trivia wheel and share a few fun facts about art.
- Shape Selector. A fun project I do with my second graders is a lesson on abstract non-objective design. Simply spin the wheel of shapes and the students create that shape on their paper. How each student interprets that shape (size, location) is up to them.
- Classroom Jobs. When assigning clean up jobs – sometimes it is just easer (and more motivating) for kids to take a spin at the wheel and see what job they get to do. I might have multiple kids picking up scraps off the floor or organizing marker trays – but that doesn’t feel like a real problem.
- Line up order. So everyone doesn’t rush to the door at once I will often call kids to get in line by a color they are wearing or birthday month. Spinning the wheel just adds a little extra element of fun.
- Art Game Board. Have your students create their own art game board related to curricular content and then a customized spinner to go with it!