Popsicle Sticks: Teacher Picks replaces your mug of popsicle sticks. Use it to randomly and effectively select and group students, to score responses during discussions, and to create classroom tournaments! Its features include:
Select students randomly one student at a time. Use the "Random Bar" slider to precisely set the "randomness" of the next selection; from "uncalled students only" to "completely random" (and everywhere in-between). And although your students may not always love being selected, they will love listening to Siri say their name! (But rest assured, there is a "Mute" button for text-only selections.)
Put students into random groups with just a couple taps. If the groups need a little tweaking, you can "swap" students with the Swap button. Utilize the Share button to export the groups (onto a white board, for example). And if you're planning to use the same groups tomorrow, just tap save.
The newest feature of Popsicle Sticks! With just a few taps, create a class tournament for almost any game (educational or otherwise). You can set it up for students to compete individually or in teams. You control the composition of the teams and the number of games. Choose from round-robin, single-elimination, or the super-easy "quick-tournament". Record game results with a single tap. Popsicle Sticks will keep track of the standings, and, if you'd like, automatically slot the best players (or teams) into an end-of-tournament playoff! May the best kid win!
Use Scored Discussion to track student responses during discussions. Just tap on a score as students give answers. Popsicle Sticks will display a running total for each student and automatically save the scores for future discussions. You can select students randomly (of course) or manually (by just tapping on a name). Save multiple discussions for various subjects, and easily export the scores to Excel or another application.
Random List displays your class list in random order. Need a better system for picking the next student to take down the attendance, or to choose a birthday donut? Random List is the answer. Create, save, and export random lists for just about anything.
With this free version of Popsicle Sticks: Teacher Picks, you can input one class, randomly select up to 500 students, and create 10 random lists, 5 random groupings, 5 scored discussions, and 5 tournaments. If you find it helpful, and you'd like to continue using all the features of the app (forever), you can easily upgrade to the full version, Popsicle Sticks Unlimited.
Use Popsicle Sticks: Teacher Picks as a student picker, grouper, "lister", scorer, and gamer!
You can now use Popsicle Sticks to create classroom tournaments!
Ratings and Reviews
Very useful even for subs
I am a long term sub and have to learn names quickly because I only have a couple months with the kids I teach. This app helps me call on different student often so I learn all the names quickly. That makes a big difference when you have 150 student in a high school setting. It was well worth the 4 dollars to be able to add more than one class. I also think the features are very helpful in a classroom setting. I hate grouping kids because it always seems like I put the wrong kids together. With app making random group I find fewer problems.
Agree with other users regarding purchases. It is very unclear what is what when you’re purchasing, and just has a feel of deception. However, I would still recommend purchasing it... it’s worth $2.99. The app is perfect for quickly pairing or grouping. It will make random groups and then you can slide around to make quick switches. Classic random selection is great,too! One last thing developer...I used to be able to use the app in multitask. That is no longer so. It was so helpful to view both the popsicle sticks and my lesson simultaneously. Now it’s super annoying. Having to switch back and forth messes with my flow.
I tried to get app support but it said there was an error. I paid $5 for this app and I really like it, but every time I create group one or two students always get left out. I thought it might be because I had an odd number of kids, but today it left 3 students out of groups of 2. It could have made one more group of 2. Please fix.
Developer Response ,
Hi D, drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Hopefully I’ll be able to help with the issue - Neil
- Neil Daly
- 38.6 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © 2016 Neil Daly
- In-App Purchases
- Popsicle Sticks Unlimited $4.99
- Random Picks Unlimited $4.99
- Popsicle Sticks Unlimited $5.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.