Pick-Me can also randomly assign groups for you (Groups of 2 or up to 10 or more). You can assign group names, or edit the lists above.
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Pick-Me is a 99 cent app that is a lot of fun for teachers and students alike. How often do teachers have a lot of hands up for their questions? I certainly do, and, while I appreciate the willingness to answer, it is a daunting task to make sure I’m being fair and not choosing the same people over and over.
Enter Pick-Me. Simply add in your classlist and the app will pick students for you. If you only have one class, no problem. It shouldn’t take too long to manually enter the names in on the iPad. If you are a specialty teacher like myself, with multiple classes, there is a way to import what’s called a .csv file from Microsoft Excel. It takes a couple steps, but it’s not too hard.
Once a student is chosen, s/he will not get chosen again unless you alter it. Names may be put “back in the mix” after one to ten turns, thanks to the most recent update.
If you are super keen, you can even import the students’ photos. I have way too many students to do that. Pick Me will have an image ready randomly. Younger students have a hoot and love this if you choose to project it. Of course you can just look at your device on your own.
Have trouble choosing groups for projects? Let the iPad do it for you. You can choose up to groups of 10. The app will even give random team names if you want. This app will come in very handy for coaches and PE teachers who want to try to create random, if not more balanced teams.
You can even use this app for assessment. For oral evaluation, ask a question, wait a few seconds while students think of the answer, then pick. That student chosen must answer it.
Pick-me is a universal app that you can also you with your iPhone and iPod Touch.
Notice there is a different app also called “Pick me!”, as opposed to “Pick-me”.