There are lots of neat things that you can do with Google Sheets if you know how to get started. Getting started is often the hardest part. Fortunately, there are sites like Flippity that offer great Google Sheets templates that are easy to follow. The latest template added to Flippity is a random story starter. Simply called Randomizer, Flippity’s latest template can be used for story starters and random name selections for groupings.
If you just looked at Flippity’s sample of the Randomizer template you would think that you can only add words to it. But when you watch my new video that is embedded below you will see that you can include pictures in the Randomizer template.
Applications for Education
Flippity’s Randomizer template could be great for randomly generating writing creative writing prompts. The template could also be used to randomly generating groupings of students.
On a related note, Flippity does offer a random name picker template. A demonstration of how to use that template is included below.