Resource of the Week "Whosnext" (#3)
If you have an 'iPhone' or 'iPad' this mobile application will be available to download from app-store; this resource can be useful for selecting who will be next in completing a specific activity.
To keep things simple, just add the names and let the tool do the rest.
Once up and running, the app will randomly select a learner using a spinning disc with names manually noted (all people watching on a big screen are likely to be focused on who's turn it will be. In my experience, this application is very effective; perhaps, it is the technology; however, I believe it is the combination of peer pressure and this application that creates a fun and 'must do' random selection tool.
No need to make your own choice anymore as the computer does it for you
Many people accept this (perhaps, its fate).
Possibilities is only limited to your imagination:
Who does the dishes?
Who chooses the TV program?
Who drives (doesn't drink)?
What do we eat tonight?
Who sings a song?
Where will we go tonight?
Who offers a drink?
Who disguises himself as rabbit?
What game do we play tonight?
Who puts the trash out?
You need to know the names of all delegates; although, you could assign people into groups (i.e. group a, b, c or 'the greens, the blues, the reds').
You could use your mobile phone, however, I find it much more effective to use a big screen; to use this you would need to connect your device to the screen (an adapter tv or projector maybe required).
Ideally, this application could be improved by removing the selected 'name, group or thing' that has; however, it does have the ability to tick the already selected.
Not suitable for everyone: This application could also be improved with audio answering, for example, once a person is selected the name Tom could be announced which maybe helpful for individuals who have visual impairments.
Conclusion: Yes, the drawbacks are evident; however, this is an awesome application. If the application was to be improved, it could potentially be the 'resource of the year'.
How to set it up:
A user-friendly application, simple to set up:
1st, you create a question, as an example: "Who does the dishes?"
2nd, you add the nominees (possibly from your address book)
And finally, you just have to start the draw!