Random Student Generator

The Transum name selecting application helps teachers choose students in a completely random way. Click on the select button to find one of the student names in the class list.

Edit the class list using the text boxes to the right of this page.

Saving Names

Click on the 'save' button at the top of the list of names to save them to a cookie on the computer you are currently working on. The names will then be available the next time you visit this page on this computer up to 365 days from now. Please see our Privacy Policy regarding the use of cookies.

More Classes?

This version of our Generator is designed to remember one class only. If you would like to use it with multiple classes sign up for our Class Admin system.

Arrange Students

If you have saved the list of names in the class list on the right of this page you can also:

Insert your students'
names here*:

*See notes on saving names on the left side of this page

Random Students

Melissa Mazur, LearningLabResources.com

Thursday, January 12, 2017

"I have used this random student generator website for a few years now and it is amazing how much the students love it. I have a lot of partner and small group work in my classroom and I can guarantee that EVERY time I say there will be partners, the kids always ask, 'Can you use the Random Student Generator?'. more...
Random Student Generator"

Ian Guthrie, CSC

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

"Can you add some music to the Random Generator page or applause or some encouraging sound?"


Saturday, February 10, 2018

"I like the random student generator, but I want a feature to have a true "pick from the hat" where you start with ... say 10 names, you pick 1 and then that name is removed until you reset... so next time you pick you are only picking from 9 names, then 8, then 7.... until you have randomly picked all the names, then you reset back to the original 10."


Sunday, February 11, 2018

"Great idea Jim. A hat has been provided and can be found here: Names in a Hat. Your suggestion of sound effects Ian, have been added to that page too. Thanks everyone for the feedback."

R.Thompson, Rockville

Friday, May 11, 2018

"I have two classes can two separate classes be saved?

[Transum: In order to save two or more classes they need to be first set up in Class Admin.]"

Henry D, PA

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

"Is there a way to export this to a smartboard program to include it in our morning meeting?

[Transum: Hello Henry. There is no need to export it. Just use it directly from this web page. The computer code that makes it work would not survive the exporting process!]"

Elizabeth, Oregon

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

"Is there a way to save a class and then eliminate people who are absent? I have a poor attendance rate!

[Transum: Thank you for your question Elizabeth. The short answer is no but this facility can be included in the list of features to be added during the next upgrade.]"

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