Stick Pick

Stick Pick$2.27

Rated 4.15/5 (27) —  Free Android application by Buzz Garwood

About Stick Pick

Pick a student at random just by giving your device a shake or tapping the screen -- 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 skills, and degree of difficulty can be chosen for each learner.
Formative assessment 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 (for English as a second language).
Stick Pick is a handy tool for any teacher device and can guide classroom discussion and formative assessment 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 e-mailed by pressing "Send."
Effective 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 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, AND
• 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)
• E-mail student data to parents, the principal, or yourself

How to Download / Install

Download and install Stick Pick version 1.0 on your Android device!
Downloaded 1,000+ times, content rating: Not rated
Android package: com.buzzgarwood.stickpick, download Stick Pick.apk

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App History & Updates

What's Changed
Stick Pick is now available for Android. Portrait support for devices with displays less than 7". Portrait and Landscape support for devices 7" and larger.
Price update  Price changed from $2.99 to $2.27.
More downloads  Stick Pick reached 1 000 - 5 000 downloads

What are users saying about Stick Pick

by X####:

I love it!

by C####:

Very versatile app once you get used to the interface. I would love to have an option to see the results of an entire class at one time (EX. Bobby averages 4 out of 5, brittany 3 out of 5 etc.) and an option to export the results to a csv file.

by C####:

Everyone I set up a class it won't let me open it or use the app anymore :(

by C####:

I'm sorry, but if you have to input each student manually, rather than being able to import (Android version), than that's poor design, especially given that this is supposed to support teachers -- who already have a minimum of extra time.

by D####:

There is no way to vuew a class overview, which makes entering grades time consuming as every student needs to be viewed individually. It is also annoying to have to switch screens to assess, rather than having grade choices as buttons (not drop downs) in a new screen. Class cards is better as neither problem exists, although the question stem bank here is a nice feature. Fix those two issues and I'll switch over!

by F####:

Bummer....font size on sticks is tiny now. Almost unreadable! Not sure what happened over the summer, but fairly unusable now. Used this app almost every day last year!! Tried deleting and redownloading, but no change.

by S####:

This was my students and my favorite app to pick turns. Then after android updated it would not load classes of sticks. Please fix. If you do I am sure it will be 4/5 stars . (5 if you get it to say the names) UPDATE-- I don't know what the problem was- but since I got my replacement phone it has worked again. Perhaps it was a problem with my phone (and it was a good thing that I dropped it when I did). My students love to shake the phone to pick their friends' names. I would highly recommend this app---- but I would still love it to be able to say the names out loud. :)

by N####:

I love it!

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