Garageband made simple for Speaking and Listening

I love Garageband on the iPad both from a Music tech point of view and as a simple voice recorder. It is primarily a music making app, but it can be used for simple audio recording projects too.

I see many teachers struggling with clunky voice recorder apps and not realising that Garageband (when set up properly) is a great voice recorder.

So here’s how to do it – you can start with simple S&L sessions and then develop skills (er… I think this is called CPD* 😉 to create funky radio drama’s and podcasts. I’ve also shown how to create a re-useable template so that you don’t have to keep setting the project up each time you want to do simple voice recording.

* Good apps enable teachers to develop their skills and widen their project repertoire. This is why steering staff away from topic specific apps is a good thing. Generic apps offer a much better and flexible way of working. I guess I’m saying spend time learning open ended content creation apps lIke GarageBand as opposed to “closed” topic specific apps that don’t offer use elsewhere in the curriculum.

About Digital Roadtrip

Apple ADE 2007 and Apple Trainer/Mentor

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