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TeamMaker App

NOT BASEBALL

I give pair quizzes in some classes. The students get part of the time individually so that they can still use the quiz as a formative assessment. Then they get some time in pairs. I say this is fine because the pairs are chosen randomly or the pairs are not repeated, and the quizzes are easy enough for individuals to do.

I usually use the non-repeated because randomly choosing the groups takes too much class time. There are Google Sheet Templates and apps like Names in a Hat that would do a good job, but they require just the names of the people who are there that day. An absent student needs to be removed the day of selection, and then re-added before the next day of selection.

TeamMaker avoids this. It has a toggle by names. Toggle the student off if they are absent and run the selection.

You can toggle off the names of absent students without having to delete and re-add their names.

You can toggle off the names of absent students without having to delete and re-add their names.

TeamMaker also defaults to making groups slightly larger if the number of people is not divisible by the number of groups which is the way I prefer it to work. The app is free if you can tolerate x-ing out ads every few picks, or $0.99 via in-app purchase if you prefer an ad-free version.