Choiceboard Creator App

 Choiceboard Creator App is a simple, free iPad app that provides the ability to present questions and answer choices with visually and  audio capabilities. There is a simple method of designating which is the correct answer with an audio response provided when the correct answer is chosen by the user (clapping sound). Here are some of the features of the app as described by the developers:

  • Large buttons, and black/white contrast to facilitate visual attention
  • Box sizes are now adjustable for those who just need to see a little more clearly
  • Clean board design to minimize visual distraction
  • Space between choice buttons to avoid inadvertent hits
  • Customizable to 1,2,3,4 or 6 choices
  • Users can download their own pictures
  • Users can create blank boxes as distractors to suit users of all levels
  • Now users can preset multiple “correct answer” boxes, and download different sound files to each box – a feature that allows users to choose their favorite music with just a tap
  • Other than image files, users can now type text into the choice box – use this feature to teach sight words, letter, number recognition
  • Versatile application that can be used to create curriculum content to promote cognitive and literacy skills
  • Ease of use. Intuitive interface allows user to set up activities in minutes
  • Allows users to create multiple pages for each “game” or activity

Examples of choice boards/activities:

  • •Odd one out (find the image that is different)
  • •Music player (touch the correct image to play the tune)
  • •Present vocabulary, sight words, shapes, numbers, or alphabets in array of boxes and ask your child to find the right one.

Choiceboard Creator  app is easy to create and use. There are a few limitations I would love to see the developers change. The question box does not have audio capabilities so either the individual needs to be able to read or the question or text needs to be read to the user. Also, the audio in the boxes or choices have to have the sound imported in from another source rather than having a recording option built into the app. Despite those limitations, it is a very easy, FREE, and useful app for many purposes as described above. I have started using Choiceboard Creator to provide simple question and visual answers to books created of curriculum content adapted for the regular education classroom. It will not collect assessment data, but for the students I am using this with, assistance is always present for the student.

Have you had experience with this app? How have you used the app or might use it?

I definitely added this to my students’ apps and my OT iTool Kit app list!

Carol

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About Carol Leynse Harpold, MS, AdEd, OTR/L, ATP

OTR/L with 30 years experience in pediatrics, school based therapy and adult rehabilitation. Masters of Science in Adaptive Education/Assistive Technology with 15 years experience in AT in education of elementary, middle school, secondary and post secondary students. Experience with adults with disabilities in employment and work transition.
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4 Responses to Choiceboard Creator App

  1. amy hatto says:

    Love this blog! Thanks for all the wonderful ideas!! IYou can add kids individual pictures of things they enjoy and also great for having kids pick their favorite item to start with for their choice!

    Any ideas of other apps that help kids on the iPad write words. I have the injini my name app and love it! Any Other apps you have used that are similar…
    Thanks,
    Amy

    • Amy,
      Thank you for visiting and commenting. Here are a few other apps as an OT that I use with students for writing:
      Abilipad – this is like no other as you can customize the keyboard, has word prediction and add pictures. I believe it is the most adaptive word processor with a modifiable keyboard out there!

      Yes/No is another that is for choices, not for writing.

      If you have students that you just want to build sentences with words, look at Grasshopper apps Sentence Maker. All of the Grasshopper apps are customizable so you can add your own words or pictures to them. I am a huge Grasshopper app fan!

      Hope this helps! I am honored you visited! Again, thank you for your comment.
      Carol

  2. Rebecca says:

    My son has started to use this app at school i woukd like to do so at home but like all the apps i want to use with him that are so wonderful are not offered on google play with my Samsung tablet. Any ideas or apps anyone may know of for my device or google play apps other that going out and buying a ipad first. Also wondering why it is that apple offers mor then google. Please help taking any and all ideas Thanks Rebecca

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