Wednesday, July 9, 2014
I am currently en route to Las Vegas for the TPT Conference! I am so excited to meet other sellers that I feel like I know because I follow their blogs or like them on FB, but I don't really know them so I still need to meet them, you know? The beauty of the online world!
Anyhow, I wanted to share something with you that I think will make your life SO much easier!
Do you like to play bingo in your classroom? I LOVE to use it as an engaging way to review a topic and keep everyone on task with the hopes of winning a jolly rancher or something. Problem is--I NEVER have enough time to create bingo cards ahead of time and I like to have the kids make them up themselves by giving them a list of the possible choices and then they get to decide where they go. I feel it gives them ownership. Really, it just saves me time and gives me a few minutes to get attendance done and other housekeeping items at the beginning of class.
Here is the problem: There is always one kid who never knows what to do or has to erase their board a thousand times because they didn't follow directions. In a 50 minute class period, time is precious, and when it comes down to it, I just want them to do some math before they leave the room.
It is a great way to enter in all of the possible answer choices and randomly generate as many cards as you need. You can either print directly from the site, or you can have kids use their iPads or other devices and play virtually.
I think you can print from the website for free, but if you want an account to keep track of what you create on the site and to play online, you will need to purchase a lifetime membership for under $10. I figure if I use it a few times a year, it will pay for itself in saved headaches!