Student iPad Contract

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Creating an iPad contract is a great way for students to be accountable for their actions when using their devices at school. This is particularly useful lesson to complete with students in Middle/Upper primary who might be bringing their own BYOD devices to school, or using school-provided devices.

This Student iPad Contract activity has been designed to accompany The Curious Case of the Overly Playful Platypus, which is one of the four short stories in The Tweeting Galah. In this story, Presley the Platypus learns the hard way that spending too much time on your iPad can affect your physical, mental and academic well being!


  • Lesson Plan
  • Student iPad Contract template (PDF)

Australian Curriculum Links:

Digital Technologies

Processes and Production Skills 

Plan, create and communicate ideas and information independently and with others, applying agreed ethical and social protocols (ACTDIP013)


Draw connections between personal experiences and the worlds of texts, and share responses with others (ACELT1596) 

Listen to and contribute to conversations and discussions to share information and ideas and negotiate in collaborative situations (ACELY1676) 

Use comprehension strategies to build literal and inferred meaning and begin to evaluate texts by drawing on a growing knowledge of context, text structures and language features (ACELY1680)

Use software including word processing programs with growing speed and efficiency to construct and edit texts featuring visual, print and audio elements (ACELY1685)

Health and Physical Education

Describe and apply strategies that can be used in situations that make them feel uncomfortable or unsafe (ACPPS035)

Identify and practise strategies to promote health, safety and wellbeing (ACPPS036)