iPad blended self portrait uses free apps. Students create a photo collage of their favourite things, then blend with a selfie. Post includes video tutorial This would be an awesome assignment to start the year.
Ed Emberley Shake & Make App. The object of the game is to shake up an illustration and put the pieces back together in under 60 seconds. Young kids can do it without a timer, but I would mostly recommend this for school age kids and up.