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Encouraging Classroom Engagement with this app

Encouraging Classroom Engagement with this app

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Hello,

My name is Mario Guzman. A Few months ago, a high school teacher approached me with a request to make an app that he could use in his classroom in order to get students to participate in class. This app has 2 major functions. One, it could randomly select students in class to answer a question or come to the board and Two, it can break your class up into groups in one of two ways.

This app was tested in the classroom and proved a few things:

1. A teacher can learn student names much faster.
2. Students are engaged a lot more in discussions.
3. Useful to randomly break students up into groups.
4. Students loved it. They love hearing their name being spoken by an iPhone.

Because this app is for Education, it is completely free of charge and always will be! The app has no ads either and has been tested and designed for ease of use.

It's available no on the App Store for iPhone and iPod touch.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/randomly-random-student-selector/id84398...

I hope that you enjoy it and get much use out of it. I sure enjoyed developing it!

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Samer Rabadi
Community Manager at Edutopia
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Hi Mario, thank you for making this available to the community.

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Keith Heggart
High School Teacher from Sydney, Australia
Facilitator

Hi Mario,
Great stuff - looks very useful. I was wondering - I want to make an app that picks up an RSS feed and pushes out messages to students - instead of teachers having to read out the notices each morning. Do you think that would be hard to make?

Keith.

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