The “Randomness” Widget
Pick random numbers, words or images.
Here are some examples of Randomness widgets that can be created with BookWidgets. These widgets are of course not fixed, but can serve as inspiration for creating your own Randomness widgets with your own content.
Let the student create a grammatically correct sentence by combining a randomly selected subject, verb, and tense.
Perform a live probability experiment by repeatedly rolling dice, and recording the results.
Perform a live probability experiment by repeatedly tossing a coin, and recording the results.
Tickle your student's imagination and let them write an inspiring story about a combination of a random everyday object, a person or animal, and a place.
A fun activity to get to know each other at the start of the year. Let a randomly selected student talk about a randomly selected topic.
Learn the multiplication tables by repeating lots of different multiplications. In this example, every number is only listed once, making each of them equally likely to turn up. Make the exercise more challenging by removing the easy numbers 1 and 10, and adding more instances of the numbers 7 and 8 (so they are more likely to come up).