Appy Days: Autorap

Appy Days in ChristchurchIf you have ever attended one of Ian’s workshops or training days, you’ll know that we like to have fun while we are learning new skills. Recently Ian delivered training on the use of iPads and apps to support the needs of students with special needs at a school in Christchurch, New Zealand. One of the apps he showed was ‘Autorap’ from Smule.

Our students use the app to create simple ‘rap’ songs simply by speaking into the iPad’s microphone. We’ve made raps about Henry VIII, about counting, about crossing the road safely, and even about importance of brushing our teeth.Autorap is free and available from here.

Get Autorap from the App Store

To make a rap, you simply choose a background track from the list (some are free) and speak into the microphone. The app then works its magic and makes the words into a song you can save and play.

Here’s Ian demonstrating Autorap to teachers from Allenvale School in Christchurch, New Zealand.

You can find out more about the training workshops and seminar sessions Ian offers by visiting our training page.