Pam Kantack – Shelley High School, Idaho
Steve Smith – Eastern Alamance High School
How Stukent is changing the classroom
“I have been using Stukent for a few years now, and nothing is better at creating student engagement! The first time I used Mimic Social, it was June; we all know how difficult it is to motivate high school students in June! My students loved the simulation so much that I had to beg them to leave when class was over. They even worked on the sim during lunch and at home. For the first time in my career, I found something that was realistic, challenging, rewarding and fun that taught my students skills that translate into employability. Stukent is awesome for many other reasons including the outstanding interactive online textbook resource and the friendly, knowledgeable and professional staff that is always available to help teachers on their journey towards excellence in the classroom. I am so happy to partner with Stukent to create the best educational experience for my students!”
- Nancy Lopus, Northern Valley Regional High School at Demarest, New Jersey
“Stukent’s Mimic Social provided my Social Media for the Business World classes the hands-on learning experience that I was unable to provide through other lessons and activities. You could see the light go on as they started watching their results come in and then began to analyze them. Through the combination of the articles, and simulation and analysis rounds, Mimic Social took the concepts and ideas students were learning, pulled them together, and brought them to a higher level of learning. When asked at the end of the year to identify the lessons they liked the best, and the ones that helped them grasp the concepts and ideas most effectively, they unanimously said the Stukent simulation.”
- Lori Narewski, Tri-County Regional Vocational Tech High School, Massachusetts
I was very impressed with Stukent in so many way including how easy it was to get help from your support team. My DECA leaders felt that they were getting some real hands-on learning and found this to be very real world experience.
- Gabriel Silva, East Career & Technical Academy, Las Vegas Nevada
My students have really enjoyed the simulation so far. It has prompted a number of robust discussions and social media is something that is really relevant to them. They don’t even realize it, but they’re the first generation that has grown up with social media since birth. Tomorrow is our full day with the simulation and the students are excited. Although, it doesn’t hurt that I put up a lunch incentive for those who rank first in each of my classes. We also have members from our school board visiting my classroom tomorrow, so I will have a chance to share with them as well.
- Francisco Ortiz, Bradshaw Mountain High School, Prescott Valley Arizona
In an online learning environment I don’t want to have to assign my students tons of reading and busy work, that’s not the purpose of an online classroom. We want to provide a self taught atmosphere but with lots of engagement. I like all of the resources available and I love how engaging Mimic Social is.
- Michelle Hoff, Missouri River Area Career & Technical Center