Stack the States™ Lite

[asa_item id="390058619"] Stack the States Lite is a game-based app that requires users to answer trivia questions about states. Each question is phrased as a multiple-choice question, and users must select the correct answer from four options. If users answer correctly, they get to drop a state on a platform. If users answer incorrectly, they are presented with another question. As users answer multiple questions correctly, they get to drop more and more states on the platform, which “stacks” the states. Once users stack the states to a certain height, they win the level and are awarded a state as…

Review Overview

A. Instruction - 4.5
B. Design - 8.5
C. Engagement - 7.1

6.7

Stack the States Lite: An App for Geography

Summary : Engaging Way to Learn State Facts!

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Stack the States Lite is a game-based app that requires users to answer trivia questions about states. Each question is phrased as a multiple-choice question, and users must select the correct answer from four options. If users answer correctly, they get to drop a state on a platform. If users answer incorrectly, they are presented with another question. As users answer multiple questions correctly, they get to drop more and more states on the platform, which “stacks” the states. Once users stack the states to a certain height, they win the level and are awarded a state as a prize. Plus, the app presents them with an accuracy report about their performance before advancing them to the next level.

Instructional Ideas

  1. As a geography review activity, students can use this app independently to prepare for an upcoming test.
  2. Teachers can assign students to complete a level in this activity as homework. Or, teachers can create a friendly class competition to see which student can stack the most states the quickest.
  3. After students understand the format of the questions asked by this app, teachers can have students research states, countries, or cities and compose questions about them that are similar to the questions used by this app. Students can compose their questions using an Office app and then email them to their teacher. The teacher can then lead a question-and-answer activity using the questions developed by students.
A1. Rigor
A2. 21st Century Skills
A3. Conn. to Future Learning
A4. Value of Errors
A5. Feedback to Teacher
A6. Level of Material
A7. Cooperative Learning
A8. Accom. of Individual Diff.
B1. Ability to Save Progress
B2. Platform Integration
B3. Screen Design
B4. Ease of Use
B5. Navigation
B6. Goal Orientation
B7. Information Presentation
B8. Media Integration
B9. Cultural Sensitivity
C1. Learner Control
C2. Interactivity
C3. Pace
C4. Flexibility
C5. Interest
C6. Aesthetics
C7. Utility
B8. Media Integration
B9. Cultural Sensitivity

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