Today was a fantastic day in the world of hangouts, apps, and iPads! As if hanging out with Adam Bellow, the creator of eduClipper wasn't awesome enough....this afternoon we were able to download the Stick Around app (@StickAroundApp)! Brent Catlett and I dove into this app this afternoon with my kids! The response from my students was amazing! They were automatically hooked as Mr. Catlett showed them some of the puzzles that were already created as well as how to create their own.
I had students creating puzzles with content they had learned from first and second quarter! Then students "hopped on" (reflected) and showcased their newly created puzzles! Kids that are not too fond of Math were CHOOSING to create puzzles with various Math concepts!
After one of my students created his puzzle he said, "Mrs. Manning, I saved my puzzle to my camera roll and I was thinking I would clip it to eduClipper and then pull it into my blog and write a post!" I literally wanted to scream and jump for joy!
Brent Catlett, Sharae Geldes, and I then collaborated and created a shared folder within our Drive that will be a place for teachers to share puzzles they have created! This will ensure that we are not reinventing the wheel!
I am very excited to see where this app takes my classroom! My students are already taking content that they have learned and are currently learning and then figuring out ways to create a puzzle! Thanks Brent Catlett for taking the lead and introducing Stick Around to my students. I can't wait to show my students how this app can be used in all subject areas!