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: 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!