To use this flash application simply enter a list of your students names or items that you want to randomly select, one per line. Then click the next button to let the computer start picking names.
Once a name has been picked it may be picked again but is less likely. Students will not be picked twice in a row. This will keep students on their toes and help them pay attention while at the same time give everyone in the class a chance to participate.
One advantage of this version over the server version is that if a student comes in late you can add their name to the list and they will slip right into the names that are randomly selected.