Sound and music fits into the IT strand of the Computing Program of Study and can feature in lessons in many different ways.
Using 2Explore in Purple Mash provides a simplistic opportunity for Reception/Year 1 children to develop their familiarity with sounds and music creation programs.
Another Purple Mash app called 2Beat additionally benefits Year 1 sound and music development, however, the app provides a more in depth look at tone and beat and can be differentiated as some children can create music with more beats than others.
A more advanced program within Purple Mash is 2Sequence which can be used in Year1/2. This provides the opportunity for purposeful sound recording that can be linked to other work across the curriculum.
Other sound recording, composition and mixing equipment can be used a as component of multimedia and cross curricular work. Some of this non-computer based equipment can therefore bring elements of computing into a range of lessons.
Outside of Purple Mash, Incredibox utilises sound mixing to create looped tracks…