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Stick Pick

  • iPad, iPhone
  • Paid
  • age 7+
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About Stick Pick

Stick Pick is a classroom-management and -assessment app that takes the popsicle-stick-in-a-can concept digital and expands it to help teachers improve the way they ask questions in the classroom. While teachers can use it to simply add student names to a collection of sticks, they can also do a lot more. Student rosters can be easily uploaded from a CSV file and sync across devices. 

Teacher Review

Stick Pick lets me collect formative assessment data easily. This app allows teachers to store the traditional "popsickle stick" class names in the iPad.  For those of us in the music realm who have 20+ classes, it makes this technique manageable since the sticks are stored digitally.  It allows you to keep track of who you have called on and it allows you to differentiate questions for students based on Bloom's Taxonomy.  I've wanted to use the sticks for calling on students before, but had no way to keep hundreds of sticks organized.  Love this app!  Hope you do too!

 

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App Details

Teacher Ratings

Devices

iPad, iPhone

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Academic Relevance

Safeguarding

In-App Purchases - No

In-App Advertising - No

Publisher

Buzz Garwood

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Description

New in version 1.11:
• Sync across all iOS devices via our new "Stick Pick Cloud" now with reliable Amazon Web Services on the back end - for free!
• Sign in with either your Facebook or Google account
• New Facebook and Google icons in App Settings
• Various bug fixes

Join over 65,000 teachers, like EdTechChic, who says: "Say goodbye to your coffee can with popsicle sticks and say hello to Stick Pick!"

Pick a student at random with just a tap, swipe, or a shake -- but that’s just the beginning. Stick Pick suggests question starters for learners at different levels and also records how well students respond during classroom discussions. If a student is consistently scoring near the top or bottom, simply change the level so students aren't bored or frustrated. Depending on students' levels of English proficiency, they might be asked simple yes-or-no questions or to elaborate in longer sentences.
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DIFFERENTIATE INSTRUCTION
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Stick Pick is the first app of its kind to uniquely link question stems to the cognitive or linguistic needs of each individual learner. Teachers can have multiple soup cans (classes) filled with sticks (students). During setup, teachers choose a category of question stems they wish to focus on for each learner. Questions can be based on Bloom's Taxonomy, English as a second language (ESL) skills, and degree of difficulty can be chosen for each learner.
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TRACK FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT DATA
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Formative assessment data is easy to track because teachers can tap a corresponding correct, incorrect, or opinion button based on the student's answer. Teachers can also rate each student's answer by selecting 0-5 on a critical thinking rubric (Bloom's) or an elaboration rubric (ESL).
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EQUITY FOR ALL!
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Stick Pick is a handy tool for any teacher device and can guide classroom discussion in really helpful ways. Teachers can mark sticks so they aren't constantly calling on the same students or asking students the same questions over and over again. Students in small groups can use Stick Pick, too. During small group work, students can take turns asking one another questions based on Bloom's Taxonomy, making group work more productive and on-task.
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IMPROVE PARENT-SCHOOL COMMUNICATION
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Student progress is recorded and averaged automatically within the app and can be shared in lots of convenient ways.
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MANY SMART FEATURES
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Finally -- no more sticks cluttering your desk! Now you can keep all your students’ sticks in one convenient place: on your mobile device!
• Create as many classes as you need
• Over 140 question stems categorized into three modes: Bloom’s; Bloom’s Revised; and ESL (English as a Second Language)
• Copy an entire class, with or without scores
• “Swipe up,” “tap,” or “shake” to call on a student
• Level-appropriate question stems appear right on the screen
• Option to operate in Stick Only mode
• Sticks can be reset (put back in with the rest) or marked “used” in a special “used can”
• Toggle between used and unused sticks with a single tap
• Option to “peek” into each can to deliberately pick a particular student
• Operates in Left or Right Hand mode
• Collect formative assessment data using “Correct,” “Incorrect,” and “Opinion” buttons
• Rate each learner's response on a 0-5 point rubric: use the Critical Thinking Rubric (for Bloom’s & Bloom’s Revised mode); or Degree of Elaboration Rubric (for ESL mode)
• Share student data

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