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. (more…)

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Units of Work for SLD


I really liked the Thematic Units of Work from the NI Curriculum. Each unit is packed with teaching ideas around a curriculum theme or topic together with the resources needed to bring to bring it alive in your classroom. The NI Curriculum Team have produced a set of similar resources this time focusing on SLD teaching at Keystage 1 through 3. The units are PDFs, together with supporting Powerpoints and online activities. All are free to download and use.

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