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Stick Pick

By Buzz Garwood

This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.


Join over 50,000 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.
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.
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).
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.
Student progress is recorded and averaged automatically within the app and can be shared in lots of convenient ways.
Teachers are always looking for creative ways to integrate higher order thinking questioning strategies into their lessons. Stick Pick is an easy way to challenge learners while supporting common core standards.
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

What's New in Version 1.10

• We've migrated synchronization services away from Dropbox to our own free service we call Stick Pick Cloud.
• Conveniently sign in to Stick Pick Cloud with your own Google or Facebook account.
• Other minor UI enhancements
• Notifications


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Customer Reviews

Great app and great support

My app was doing the same thing as other people's...not loading classes, etc. I emailed Buzz for help before I read the reviews. (If I would have read here first I could have just uninstalled and reinstalled it without having to ask for help.) But he got back to me very quickly and told me know what I needed to do. It was a super easy fix. I've used this app for at least two years and this was the first time I have ever had trouble with it. I love the app because it makes my job easier...and who doesn't want that?! :)

Just delete and re-download!

I have used Stick Pick the last 3 years in my grade 1 class. I have also shared it with many colleagues. When I went to add this year's students and kept having problems, I freaked but remembered that I could email the developer. Buzz got back to me right away and told me because of an issue with Dropbox, all I needed to do was delete the app and re-download it. Problem solved, and I am back tons using this fabulous app. Don't listen to the naysayers. I use this app everyday!!

It does still work if you delete and reload app😀

I also have loved this app for years and was planning on using it in a presentation for my school about apps ever teacher should have. I was disappointed as well when the app didn't seem to be working after the update, but I deleted and reloaded it as another reviewer suggested and it works great.
This app is awesome especially when you need a quick assessment. I do wish I could plug in the activity name I was using Stick Pick for each time so I could add that to the data to save.

Stick Pick
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • $3.99
  • Category: Education
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.10
  • Size: 28.3 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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