Free Choice iPad Time Tips

Students love receiving iPad free time! It gives them choice and a reward to work towards. Though do you feel that their free choice isn’t always the best choice?

Promote the use of apps!!! District 30 is so fortunate to have such a wide range of apps and resources for students! Kids love Google and sometimes it can turn into a black hole. Below is a list of popular apps that students can use to create free choice items.

  • ChatterPix (make anything talk)
  • Doodle Buddy
  • Book Creator (books & comics)
  • Pic Collage
  • Word Clouds
  • Shadow Puppet EDU
  • iMovie/iMovie Trailers
  • Thinglink & Garageband (3rd & up)
  • Coding apps: Daisy the Dinosaur (K-2), Kodable (create a free class account), Scratch Jr., LightBot, Tynker (3rd & up), website:

If students are going to be using Google, especially for looking up images, try using

An additional bonus, this aligns with the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) standards promoting students to be empowered learners, innovative designers, and creative communicators!