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Our final design for squid-learn involved each student individually answering the multiple choice questions we provided them! We went through a series of questions that involved literature, grammar, math, and science. We found that the students were really interested in the math and science questions. When asked which they would rather do often times the students would say no to science. When we went on to ask them science questions anyway they were very interested in the answer and most of the time answered them correctly. As we went through the questions with each group the students realized it was much more beneficial to discuss aloud what the options were and narrow down what the final answer could be. This constant discussion was good because it let each of the students participate while also allowing individuality in stating the final answer if they did not all agree. Answering the questions was very successful and all the students were participating. At the end of a question, if students answered incorrectly, we would go over why the specific answer was correct and make sure it was explained in a way the students would learn from. Scrap paper and diagrams were a large help in letting the students figure out the answers for themselves. Overall the students were very engaged and the teacher seemed to be very interested in how our device worked. Squid-learn was a great interactive way for students to practice and learn new things in the classroom.