The iPads Have Arrived!!!The year has been flying by and my blogging has been non-existent. With the start of a new year, I'm hoping to do better in this department.
The iPads have arrived in my classroom. The red tape of volume purchase pricing has caused a delay in starting this endeavor, but we are soon ready to be up and rolling. Free apps are loaded and paid apps are on their way.
We explored the iPads using free apps before break. Here are some of my students' favorites:
This cool app allows students to draw and sing or make noise. The singing/noise is recorded. Then, when you run your finger over the drawing, the sound is replayed at the speed your finger travels. We used this to do vocal exploration and warm-ups! This free app is a hit!
Honeytone Amp which helped provide us increased sound. Then, each iPad had a rhythm card that they were to perform. We layered in the rhythms, as we would have in a drumming ensemble. It was more challenging for some students to keep a rhythm in this setting than on the drums, getting used to tapping their finger in tempo, but they loved the opportunity to make real music via the iPads.