Here you can see the fourth graders creating some amazing “Thanksgiving Raps with Apps!” They started by using the I Am Ringtones app to create a background beat. (This app is no longer available, but another free option is iAmBeatBox from the same company. The Smart Drums in Garageband also might also work, or any other app that creates a beat pattern.)
Once the beats were created and saved, students wrote their own Thanksgiving raps to go with the beats. They came up with great ideas of thing to thank and praise God for!
Finally, the students used a second iPad to record their raps while the beats played on the first iPad. We used the Audioboom app to record and publish the raps, but any audio recording app could be used.
Here are their raps for your listening pleasure! I was quite impressed with their creativity and talent. (Note: a few raps had some technical difficulties in the recording process, hopefully we will be able to record them and add them next week!)