Popsicle Sticks: Teacher Picks 4+

Random Name Picker

Neil Daly

Designed for iPad

    • 4.6 • 1.1K Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Popsicle Sticks: Teacher Picks replaces your mug of popsicle sticks. Use it to randomly select and group students, to pick random numbers and simulate dice rolls, to score responses during discussions, to create classroom tournaments, and to energize your daily roll call! 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. Easily view the "jigsaw" version of any random grouping, or create "round-robin pairings" for multi-day partner activities. Utilize the Share button to export a grouping (onto a white board, for example).

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.

Utilize Grade Calculator to quickly determine final grades for test, quizzes, and other assignments. Calculate percentages and determine letter grades for a traditional grading system, or point averages and average performance levels for a rubric-based system. You can customize the output to include halves and/or thirds as well as extra credit points.

Play Mentl with your students to improve their mental math skills. Utilizing a set of randomly generated digits, students build math equations equal to numbers on a Bingo board. Brain Bingo!

For each round of Digital Dabble, Popsicle Sticks generates a random set of digits (from a dice roll) and a target number. The challenge for your students is to use the digits to make an equation equal to the Target Number. Think digital!

Invigorate your daily attendance with Rad Roll Call! Start each day by choosing one of over 200 Rad Roll Call questions. Students confirm they are present by responding to the question. Their answers (as well as the day's attendance) are saved and used for the Roll Call Recall game, where students earn points for remembering their classmates' responses.

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 "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 student 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.

With this free version of Popsicle Sticks: Teacher Picks, you can input one class, randomly select up to 500 students, create 10 random lists, 5 random groupings, 5 scored discussions, 5 tournaments, and 5 Rad Roll Calls. If you find it helpful, you can upgrade to the full version, Popsicle Sticks Unlimited. With Popsicle Sticks Unlimited you'll get unlimited access to all the features.

Use Popsicle Sticks: Teacher Picks as a student picker, grouper, scorer, and gamer!

What’s New

Version 5.0.3

Bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
1.1K Ratings

1.1K Ratings

Gggg🎾 ,

As a Physical Education Teacher:

This app is priceless. I’d like to thank the crew whom put this app together in order to make this aspect of teaching more seamless and easy to track.

I gave this app a 5 because it deserves it, but there are always improvements to be made. The one that I’d really like to see is the ability to remove students on a tourney by tourney basis like in grouping. I’d like to use the tournament feature daily to mix up teams day to day rather than game by game. However, some students are absent or unable to participate on a daily basis as well. If you could include that feature in tournaments in the same way you do in grouping, it would be stellar.

That’s all I have for critiques. Honestly, great work. I’m looking forward to using this app often especially if you continue to update and improve. You got my $5 before I’ve even used it. Thanks again.

mtini64 ,

Great for elementary music teachers

I teach elementary music on a cart, meaning I push in to 10 classes every day to teach them music. My time is split between two schools, meaning I teach music to around 700 kids every week.

I put all their names in at the beginning of the school year. Not only am I able to randomly select kids to help me during each class, but it has also helped me to learn their names quicker. I think this app is a valuable resource to any teacher, but it has been especially valuable to me.

I don’t use all the features on this app, but I use the random name picking almost every day. I cannot believe how helpful it has been. Plus, I always tell my students to get mad at the app, not me if they don’t get picked.

Chellefish81 ,

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.

App Privacy

The developer, Neil Daly, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

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