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How to use a Mentimeter Spin the Wheel activity for revision and groups

Graphic showing a bright, multi-coloured wheel of fortune type wheel with 11 sections with biology topics.

Important

Please note that this feature will become locked by Mentimeter on 26th February 2024. This means that users will no longer be able to add the feature to their presentations. The feature will remain operational for those who embed it into their presentations before this date, however it will cease to be supported by Mentimeter in May 2024.

Introduction

This Mentimeter slide type acts like a “Wheel of Fortune” and will randomly select a topic from the wheel. It can be used to decide who presents first, topics for discussion or allocation to a student group, revision or as an icebreaker activity.

Alignment to Principles of Digital Teaching and Learning

https://teach.coventry.domains/articles/the-4-principles-of-digital-teaching-and-learning/

Active, Applied, Social, Inclusive

This Spin the Wheel slide supports all four Digital Teaching and Learning Principles depending on the questions or topics included in the activity. For instance,

  • Social – Spin the Wheel is primarily a whole class/group activity and therefore always active.
  • Active – Students may write questions for each topic or answer questions you have designed for each topic. Students can also choose the topics they would like to cover on the wheels.
  • Applied -You can develop a set of questions, which relate to real life situtations and the quiz would therefore be applied.
  • Inclusive – All students are involved in the activity. If they’re writing the questions then they’re involved in co-creation and the questions will be written in a more accessible way. Questions may use the students own language making it more accessible to them. Students can choose topics to clarify understanding or for revision.

How can I use it?

1. You can use the Spin the Wheel slide for any activity where you’d like to choose a random topic. For instance, you can work with students to co-create a range of topics for discussion and then Spin the Wheel to choose which one to discuss.

2. You can co-create a revision or formative assessment activity with your students. Ask your students for topics they would like to revise or learn more about and use these to create the spokes on the wheel. When the topics have been agreed, ask the students to write a questions for one or more topics.

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Step-by-step

Step 1 Create a new folder or select an existing one

Step 2 Click “New presentation” to create your slides

Step 3 Select Slide Type and scroll down until you find Spin the Wheel

Step 4 Add your Presentation name and click Create Presentation

Select Slide Type and scroll down until you find Spin the Wheel

Add your Presentation name and click Create Presentation

Step 5 Add up to 30 topics for random selection by the wheel, you can use up to 50 characters for each topic. Click Add to create additional topics as you need them.

Add your topics for random selection by the wheel, you can use up to 50 characters for each topics. Click Add to create additional topics as you need them.

Step 6 Underneath the Extras menu, click Eliminate options to prevent repeated results

Step 7 Click the Customize tab to change voting, layout settings and colour selections.

Underneath the Extras menu, click Eliminate options to prevent repeated results

Step 7 Share your Menti

Share your Mentimeter Presentation

Further Reading

https://www.mentimeter.com/slide-library/spin-the-wheel

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Updated on February 20, 2024
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