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ChoiceBoard Creator – Wonderful FREE tool to create whatever board you want.

ChoiceBoard-CreatorChoiceBoard Creator – This is the updated version of its predecessor ChoiceBoard Maker.  Looks like the developer took the input from the previous version and did an amazing job and created a very useful tool.  Basically this is a blank sheet of paper that you can create whatever you want.
I created a series of Comprehension questions based on ‘Go Dog Go’ Book.  This basically a worksheet on the iPad but customization to my kid’s skill level. The  number o choices can be 1 thru 6 and the correct answer can be set during the activity creation.
Another activity board I created is true ‘Choice Board’. ‘Breakfast choice’, ‘Lunch Choices’ etc..  In this case there is no right answer. Looks like the developer thought about this usecase and it allows you to select ‘all’ as correct answers 🙂
I had these in clicker before. But with this now, I can put it on the iPad.
How it works?
1. Create a Board – In this section, you can create the boards based your individual needs.  It will be easier if you thought about what you are going to do and keep all the pcitures in one of the folders but they can be in multiple folders. It brings up the camera roll.
Goals/Skills
  • Visusal supports
Issues
  • You have a choice of either Picture or text. I would like to see a label with the picture so we can remove the picture support if the kid doesn’t need them anymore.
  • There are instances where there is no sound necessary. For example, if I asked the kid what I wanted for breakfast and he choose one of the items. There is no need for the appaluase.  There is an option to remove audio but it didn’t work.  I am sure this is a simple fix the developer can make.
Wishlist
  • Ability to create these in a PC/MAC. It will be much easier to do these in the ipad
  • Ability to search for pics on google for the pics users doesn’t have on their ipad
  • ability to share with others
  • ability to print these boards in case if we want to use it as paper/pen activity. Could be as simple as taking a pic and  emailing
Overall Impression
Wonderful tool for the teachers, parents and professionals. I highly recommend getting this. This is more than ‘Bang for the Buck’ as it is FREE.  Thanks to the developer for releasing  a great tool at a great price.
Notes from Developer

ChoiceBoard Creator is the updated version of its predecessor ChoiceBoard Maker. It is the perfect app for creating customizable choice boards for the unique needs of individuals with communication challenges. It reinforces correct choice by expanding the selected image as well as playing the customized auditory rewards.It is an excellent tool to train and prepare users for more sophisticated communication devices via an easy, simple-to-use choice-making platform. The possibilities are limited by your creativity.

ChoiceBoard Creator retains all the previous features PLUS several new updates. New features with this new version include:

•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.

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  1. KC
    August 11, 2011 at 6:43 pm

    Hi,

    I’m glad to hear you find my app useful. I will make note of the issues you brought up and add your wish list to my to-do list. If you have further ideas or issues don’t hesitate to email me at technochipmunk@gmail.com.

  2. Jill
    August 14, 2011 at 4:58 pm

    I just downloaded it and am trying it out. It’s nice and pretty straightforward, but my questions are not saving. I type in the question and hit save immediately, but when I open to start the activity, there are no questions – only choices. The correct choice is saved, but no questions. Is there something simple that I’m overlooking?

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