This past weekend I was attending the AACS Conference in Las Vegas. As I walked through the casino I kept hearing the words “Wheel of Fortune” it was as if it was calling to me. As I stood in front of the game and was watching random people play, I observed how excited they got when they could “spin” the wheel. I thought to myself, how could we create this much excitement in our classrooms? How could we use the concept “Wheel of Fortune” to increase our student’s engagement while they learn a new skill?
After doing some online research I found it! It’s called “Wheel Decide.” It’s a free online spinner tool that allows you to create your own digital wheel spinner games.
There are several ways to integrate “Wheel Decider” into your classrooms.
Use it to select a random student to answer a question or participate in a classroom activity.
Place questions on the customizable wheel for a fun end day review activity.
Insert key terms and with a simple click the wheel turns and lands on a word. Students can either look up the term or use their knowledge to answer the question.
Go to http://wheeldecide.com/ scroll down to Wheel Builder, fill in prompts with Wheel Title, Wheel Choices and click Apply. It’s that simple. With one “click” you will be on your way to creating a new “spin” for student engagement.
Patti Wanamaker brings 21 years of experience to the Milady team, where she currently serves as an Academic Training Specialist. Her intimate understanding of the salon, school, and beauty industry comes from 18 years of hands-on experience as a multi-faceted training specialist, including 8 years of salon and spa ownership of 3 salons with annual sales of $5 million. Her experience in all 3 areas of our industry allows her to think outside the box and develop innovative trainings that not only inspire, but empower educators/trainers to create the most effective learning environments for their students.