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Student Team Presentation Selection

As part of the classes I teach, I task my students with preparing a lot of presentations. To save time & reduce boredom, I occasionally have only a portion of the student teams give their presentations. I use your Sequence Generator to pick who presents (& in what order), after they're ready to present (to keep them focused & accountable). Great website; please keep up the good work!

—Lt Col Chuck Stribula, Project Management Professional and Professor, Defense Acquisition University

NYC Stand-Up Comedy

I produce 4 weekly booked open mics for stand-up comics in Manhattan. A typical show is only able to put up 24 comics in the two hour length of the show, and usually over 50 comics will reply to each week's invite to perform.

How best to determine who gets on and who gets mad?

You and your site have saved my bacon repeatedly. Thank you!

John Morrison, Morrison Motel Comedy Show, New York City

Random Film Selection

I have a backlog of 40 or so ‘borrowed’ DVDs on my computer, none of which I've seen before, all of which I want to see, and when I feel like watching movie I use Random.org to pick which one I'll watch that evening. I like to use a random number because I am afraid if I don't I'll watch all the films I am really excited about first, then be stuck with all the ones I am not so excited about later, but with a random selection I get a nice mix.

—Jeff Sargeant

Selecting High Schools for Quiz Show

I produce a high school quiz show in Dayton, Ohio (USA). Each year we can only choose 36 high schools, & we typically get about 70 schools who wish to play. I assign a number to each school, then use Random.org to generate the field of teams that will compete. It's a completely fair way to choose the schools.

—Tom Housley, Producer and Director, WHIO TV, USA

Allocation of Tutoring Slots

I used your sequence generator to run a lottery for English as Second Language Services at Northwestern University (Chicago Campus). Each year we have more students applying for tutoring slots than there are spaces available, so this year we ran a lottery to determine who would receive a slot. Thanks for making this process easier!

—Julia Moore, Director of the English as a Second Language Program, Department of Linguistics, Northwestern University

Grading Exam Questions … Or Not

I use your random numbers to assign grades for students' exams answers. It is quicker than reading them all … No, I don't really … just kidding! Actually I use your random numbers to decide which lectures to base the exam questions on, since there is not enough time in the exam to ask an essay question on every lecture.

—Professor Hughes Goldie, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Saskatchewan

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