Teacher Review For Stack the States

Learn the states, Stack them up, Watch them topple!

Cathy L.
Technology coordinator
Northside Catholic Academy
Chicago, IL
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My Grades Pre-K, K, 1, 2, 3, 4
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Arts
EdTech Mentor
My Rating 5
Learning Scores
Engagement 5
Pedagogy 5
Support 5
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Individual
Knowledge gain
Small group
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
How I Use It
Students have competed against each other getting through the levels, needing to know the information to quickly progress. Students also have used the app alone helping to reinforce their understanding of the geography facts of the United States. Information that the game uses as clues to identify a state range from relation of shape to the name, initials, state flag, capital city, state nick name, boarder states, and major landmarks and cities.
My Take
This app is great for students to learn some of the basic information about the 50 states. The game keeps students interested in learning the different facts by making it interactive and having the challenge of stacking odd shapes to reach a goal. One thing it could improve from is having the ability to add other facts to the lists of questions. This would improve how it could be used as an educational tool. Students enjoy working both alone and in small groups to play the game. They learn to memorize the facts from the game without feeling like it has the boring repletion of traditional learning such as flash cards.