|Puzzle I created for my 4th graders to review for math|
The other piece of Stick Around that I love is the fact that my students are able to create their own puzzles. Many of my math assignments have involved having my students create their own puzzles. They then share these puzzles in a Google Drive folder that is shared with their classmates. This allows them to solve each other's puzzles as they are completed. My students have taken greater pride in their work knowing their puzzles are going to be played by their classmates. I have observed them double checking their work and taking the time to add an extra "challenge" to their puzzle. The ease of sharing these puzzles and enjoyment the students have in solving and creating them is priceless.
As an added bonus to this app, my students were given the opportunity to do a Google Hangout with the creator of the app Tony Vincent. Thank you to my colleague, Brent Catlett, for getting this set up for my classroom as well as several others in our district.
It was a wonderful opportunity for my students and they learned so many new things from Mr. Vincent about the app such has how to duplicate shapes, delete stickers and new updates that will be coming soon. Connecting my students with Tony Vincent gets them excited about what the future holds for them. They are starting to realize that creating apps could be part of their future. I feel that this experience brings the world into my classroom and I love it! My students were excited about meeting with Mr. Vincent and wrote wonderful blogs about the experience. Feel free to read a few.