Within virtual settings, sometimes you get to have some fun!
It’s amazing how a random generator can liven up a meeting or a classroom!
In a meeting around a table, we can pass cards (as in the Quotes Introduction Activity) or we can distribute a sheet of prompts (as in the Transitions Activity), but within a Zoom meeting (or Google Hangout, or whatever flavor of videoconferences you prefer), those things can be more complicated … and more ho-hum!
But thanks to NSRF International Facilitator Dave Nelson, we’re test-driving a “random number generator” that creates a sort of carnival wheel, along with a new activity called the Random Questions Activity. For the moment, I’ve setup this wheel using random questions about one’s job, but you can follow the link just below the wheel (beside the volume icon) and create your own with whatever questions you like, for your classrooms or for your meetings. Beware: I’ve set this one to include sounds (so beware if you don’t have a headset!) and to run for five seconds, but those things, and the colors, can be changed, too.
Be aware that we’ve embedded this wheel into this blog post, and if you use a simpler method of copying and sharing the link, your users may see a random ad at the top of the page. I’m not sure how the website set up security and how child-friendly the ads might be, so embed your final wheel if you can, like we did.
Enjoy! And if you like, type your random question and its answer as a comment below!