What's in this article?
The tools described in this article are helpful in engaging students and running LiveSchool systems! You can find each of them by going to the Points screen > clicking the 3 dots in the right-hand corner > Tools (displayed at the bottom).
Ditch the popsicle sticks with the Randomizer!
Choosing a random student can sometimes be met with “but they already had a turn!” And cold calling a student can make students feel called out. Use the Randomizer to solve both problems and select students the fair way!
The Randomizer remembers which students have already been selected; every student will be picked before a student gets a second turn.
And if you select a group of students before clicking the Randomizer, it will randomly pick a student from within that group.
Use Timer as a shot-clock in the classroom!
There are a few things you can do with Timer:
Choose a pre-added Timer, or create your own in increments of 15 seconds
Add some jeopardy-like music
Minimize and keep giving points as usual
Add 15 seconds at any time
Set the Timer to automatically repeat for recurring classroom procedures
Use “Reset” to start over
Turn on the “Repeat” function and set the Timer to 5 minutes. Whenever the Timer goes off, look for students meeting your expectations and award points! It’s a fun and engaging way to stay positive.
LiveSchool’s Stopwatch makes it easy to time students, and continue giving points!
With Stopwatch you can:
Minimize and keep giving points
Add jeopardy-like music
Clear to reset back to zero
There’s a “Top Times” feature, that lets you track the top 3 shortest or the top 3 longest times.
Test students’ PEMDAS skills – or use it for quick calculations or double-checking (for us non-math teachers).