Scenario: Friday a week ago, my 5th period class arrived eager to learn (ha) after I had spent my entire morning (including my planning period) in a meeting with the state dept. I had nothing prepared that I needed for their lesson. So, on a whim, I created a game to help them practice graphing sine and cosine waves. That day we used IXL.com with my Mimio. In the pictures you see below, I had already pulled out this same game for another class. That day we used Kuta Software's presentation mode and good old-fashioned dry erase markers.
This particular game works best for graphing, but I'm sure some of you will find applications in other ways--please share!
I LOVED how every student was engaged. Not knowing when their name would be called meant they had to be ready, AND the fact that everyone was working on the same problem meant they had to comprehend what had happened ahead of them. Plus, this requires no advance prep from me. Go to IXL or generate some Kuta questions in a flash. It was beautiful!