Hi(S)tory.

Old fragments of the original Independence Square speech have been found. You have gotten your hand on it and are ready to turn it into a masterpiece for generations to listen to.

Pick up your headphones and start scratching those records.

Shortcuts helps you download royalty free music, speeches, etc. onto your iPad.

Kurt Klynen

The Steps.

Here is my story:

For this particular example I went to American Rhetoric first. This website hosts tons of speeches.

Look for a speech that you want for some samples.

Once you have found it, tap on the share button at the upper right hand side.

Scroll through the lower menu until you find Shortcuts and then tap on the icon.

Next tap on the Download File shortcut.

TIP: Install additional shortcuts from the gallery, that is where I found this one.

Save your file to your iPad.

Now that we have our speech, it is time to open GarageBand.

Start with a blank instrument project.

Then tap on the loop icon at the upper right hand corner.

Next go to Files and tap on Browse items from the Files app.

Find your audio file.

Listen to the part that you need and trim the track to it.

Tap on the track and select Split.

Now slide your finger over the scissors to split the track.

Repeat this step for all the sound bits that you need from the speech.

Tap on the plus sign at the bottom left to add more instruments.

Start mixing your speech samples with your instruments.

Going Further.

Record the performance and play it as an opening to an iMovie or Keynote project.

This is one of the activities that educators can participate in during The Playground at ISTE.

If you are inspired to try this yourself, have a look at the resources I used:

Apple Teacher

Everyone Can Create

Have fun!

#JoinAndPlay