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Spinner engages a large group of students. It encourages thoughtful listening and turn taking while students sit or stand in a circle. With each turn, the spinner randomly lands on a new student and presents a question. The student takes their turn to verbally respond before passing the wand to the next participant.

Configurable timers allow you to set the turn-taking and overall game duration. At the end of a round, review the group’s questions and responses.

Choose from our library of existing activities to address Science, Math, Language, subjects. Or, create your own! It’s as easy as typing text to create custom activities for Spinner. You can even use this scenario to support anti-bullying conversations or any type of group discussion.

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Configure to allow an entire class to sit around the spinner circle.

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Students take turns responding to questions as the spinner lands on their spot.

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Download or create your own activities with a text editor.


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SMALLab Learning

SMALLab Learning was founded in 2010 with the mission of advancing embodied learning in schools and museums.  Our work builds from years of research by an interdisciplinary team of dedicated faculty and graduate students at Arizona State University’s School of Arts, Media and Engineering.  For more information, please visit the About Us page.