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Name: Kristin Zupancic Software Title: Stack the States Lite (application) URL: Function(s) of Instructional Software (check all that apply): Drill and Practice Tutorial Simulation Instructional Game Problem Solving Features of the Software (check all that apply): Assessment Monitoring/Reporting (Keeps track of student data and/or generates reports for the teacher) Allows teacher to create customized lessons for students Multi-user or collaborative functions with others in class Multi-user or collaborative functions with others beyond local class Accessible to students beyond the school day Accessible via mobile devices Multiple languages Safety, security, and/or privacy features Strengths of the Software: It is free, fun to play, very addicting, has good graphics and sound effects Suggestions for Improvement: The application is free, however with free apps there are always advertisements that may not be safe to click on. Standards Addressed. See SS5G1 The student will locate important places in the United States. Grade Level/Content Area(s): 5th Grade Social Studies Blooms Level of Critical Thinking Required (check all that apply). See Remembering Understanding Applying Analyzing Evaluating Creating Description of how to implement in the class: For this lesson the teacher will ask the students if they know of any important places in the United States. After the class has a discussion about what they are and where they are located, they will get out the IPads. This app is multiplayer so they can compete against each other if they wanted to, or they could just test their own knowledge. This activity is student self-paced, small group, or individual learning. From this point they would just answer the questions about the states and enjoy the game. While they are taking turns playing, the students will write down a list of facts that they learned while playing, or a list of their favorite landmarks. For an assessment I will have a short Quiz asking certain questions about the important places we talked about, and where certain ones are located. From this assessment the teacher will be able to know if the students learned about the important places and whether or not they need more review. * Examples of common instructional models include whole group, teacher-led, student self-paced, small group, or individual learning activities. Use as many of these descriptors or other descriptors as apply.