Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Random Team Selector

When I posted about Instant Classroom, I mentioned that it can generate random teams or groups for you. But if you're looking for a more mobile version, this iOS app might be just what you're looking for... It's called Random Team Selector.

It's made by the same company that made Random Name Selector, so the look and feel of this app is very similar to the name app.

Be aware that there are plenty of ads in this app, and they're a little annoying.

Two themes are free: the jungle theme that you see above, and a metal theme. You can unlock the other themes by upgrading, which also gets rid of the ads. I'm not interested in upgrading, so I didn't even check the price... sorry!

Here's the jungle theme in action:

Click the blue button to start the generation and the orange button to generate a new name

Here's the metal theme in action:

Divide students into 2, 4, or 8 groups

Key Features
  • You can create as many groups as you want, and each group can have as many members as you want. You do have to type all the names in manually, though; there is no import feature.
  • Names are displayed in random order and divided evening between the groups. For instance, Student A would go to Group 1, Student B would go to Group 2, Student C to Group 3, etc. 
  • There's an alert that tells you when your students will not divide evenly into the groups, but you do have the option to press forward, anyway.  
  • You have the ability to switch a name "off," which means that it will not be selected for any group.
Verdict: I like that this is a free app and that it does what it says it will do. If I didn't already have a random name selector that I liked, I would probably use this app in class. 

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