App Name/Publisher: Garageband for iPad/Apple
Description: Garageband’s app allows you to explore musical instruments, make recordings of digital instruments and voice, and combine your recordings and prerecorded loops into songs. Songs can be saved to the iPad, sent to iTunes or via email.
Therapy Use: The app allows students to have hands-on, multisensory experience with musical instruments, a key language category. Language concepts can be emphasized as instruments are explored, as well as comparison between different types of instruments within each category (e.g. rock vs. classic drums). Students will be motivated to follow directions in order to create songs (perhaps related to topics such as feelings, literary mood, personal stories etc., for older students)
If you'd like to know (a whole lot) more about Garageband, here is a link to a great guide from Make Use Of.
App Benefits/Likes: Applicability to specific categories, visual interface, variety
Cautions: Learning Curve, Loops are not so easy to access.
Expressive & Receptive Language
Age/Grade Levels Targeted
Early Elementary (Grades 1 – 3)
Upper Elementary (Grades 3- 6)
Middle School/Junior High (Grades 7-9)
High School (Grades 10 – 12)
How to Activate
Isolated finger point
Touch and release
Hold and drag
Type of Device
Would you recommend this app?
Sean J. Sweeney