Before we had the Qball, only a few students were actively involved in the lesson. Now, everyone is engaged! Students that mumbled before speak clearly because they can hear how they sound. They were so excited and all wanted a turn. Even after they started working independently on a worksheet, the students tried harder and did a better job. I am glad I took a chance on the Qball!
When the Qball arrived I used it as an incentive. The students were intrigued and had excellent behavior so that we could earn using QBall. When I brought QBall out and demonstrated, the class erupted with excitement. We simply passed it around and shared something we remembered about our day in class. Since then, we have incorporated QBall into our daily morning circle. We share thoughts, feelings, birthday wishes, and so much more. The students love that they are speaking into a microphone and it allows my quiet as a mouse students to be heard. I have 100% engagement. We love our QBall!!! I also love that I just plug it in to charge, no batteries to deal with!
I love the Qball. My students love it and have become so engaged! It's something new and exciting and something they have never seen before! I have a very talkative class and while I'm using the Qball, I hardly have to redirect!
In my music classroom I was looking for a way to encourage students to get over shyness at speaking or singing in front of the class. Qball allows students the opportunity to sing from the receipt and have me be able to hear them. Also the students are excited to throw/roll it and everybody wants a turn so no fear of students not wanting to participate.