Things to Think About is a free iPad app that offers 100 writing prompts created by students for students. The prompts were created by 2nd through 5th grade students in Jackson County, Michigan. The app itself was built by two high school students in the same county.
Things to Think About has writing prompts spread across twelve categories. Each prompt has a picture drawn by a student. A short audio recording of a student reading each prompt can be heard too.
Applications for Education
Obviously, Things to Think About could be a great source of writing and discussion prompts. It is also a great example of a student project created for an authentic real-world audience.