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: code.org
If students are going to be using Google, especially for looking up images, try using https://search.creativecommons.org/
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!