Choice was one of the first apps I ever downloaded for my iPhone and for a free app, it’s certainly been one of the most useful.
Operation is simple; up to five people place a finger each on the screen. Grey dots form under their fingertips. the dots flash on and off then just one ends up red. A winner has been decided on!
I use this app at least once every day with classes. Students never argue with the decision and it’s quick and painless. A few believe they can ‘game’ the result by being the first / last to put their fingers down. No statistical proof of this helping to win has been established however.
The app did disappear from the App Store for a while but developer Christian Stropp brought it back and produced an updated (thank you!) version for the iPad that takes up to eleven fingers.
It’s almost as good as rock / paper / scissors!
I use it to:
- Select leaders for Drama / Music groups
- Choose classroom monitors
- Arbitrate on contentious classroom issues
- Pick teams
- Bring about world peace