Teacher Review for Stick Pick

Learning to Ask High Order Question

Lori H.
Instructional Technology Facilitator
Troy Middle School
Troy, United States
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My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Arts, Health & Wellness
My Rating
Learning Scores
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time More than 15 minutes
Great for Further application
Knowledge gain
Small group
Great with General
How I Use It
I used Stick Pick a little differently with my students. Instead of using it as a tool for myself to ask those higher level questions, I turned it over to students to practice what it looks like to create questions that foster deep thinking. I preassigned the type of questions students would practice, assigned groups in the app and turned it over to them after completing some required reading. That was all it took. In small groups, students practiced asking and answering questions related to the required reading.
My Take
I love Stick Pick as a teaching tool. When students practice asking high level questions, they naturally become more involved in the answering process. This activity not only helped students formulate great questions, but it gave them the opportunity to practice what it looks like to answer those questions. Knowing how to answer high order thinking questions with the Stick Pick app helped to prepare them for the types of questions that I included on a chapter test. Students are now naturally using the types of questions we practiced with Stick Pick when using Kagen Structures like Round Robin and Rally Coach. When students understand the tool and the process, deeper understanding is a given.