We provided iPads for the parents and also encouraged parents to bring their own iPads to the meeting so we could introduce them to a number of different creativity and critical thinking Apps and give them time to play and experiment with the apps.
For Creativity we introduced Drawing Pad, Pic Collage, and Book Creator and for Design/Critical Thinking Apps we pointed them towards Bubble Ball, Cargo Bot, Hopscotch, and Minecraft.
Lots of good discussion and ideas were generated by parents surrounded by these apps. You could see the lightbulbs going off in their heads and smiles come to their faces as they realized how their iPads could be used to get their children to create and think critically as opposed to just consuming content.
Below is the handout presenting different creativity and critical thinking apps we use at ASW that would be useful to parents to have on their personal iPads. At the bottom you can click the link to download the document.