New, digital-only magazine Special World has launched and is now available to download. It features an article by Andrew and I on making music with technology.
In July 2013, Andrew and I worked on a project with Lancashire Music Hub to look at using accessible music technology in SEN/D settings. David Ashworth led the project, which culminated in a musical performance inspired by ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’. It combined the use of iPads, Skoog, Soundbeam and Apollo Ensemble to create a […]
The answer to this is both yes and no. Yes, it is old, but it’s still highly usable in an SEND setting for music making.
Break one of the four laser beams to trigger sounds and note sequences on the included software. Works with PC, Mac and iPad.
Switch and eye gaze control of the software is possible for those with more limited movements. Beamz controller recommended for those with good upper body control.
Today Andrew and I took a Beamz up to the Dales School in Morton-on-Swale to see how accessible it would be to the children. It was used across the day as one of several instruments available to the groups during their weekly music sessions. The controller was used with the Beamz software (Education and Healthcare version) […]
The Apollo Ensemble has been announced as a finalist in the ‘Best SEN Resource’ category at the 2014 Music Teacher Awards for Excellence. This category is in recognition of an outstanding product that combines current research with practical application to allow students with special educational needs to engage with music. Ensemble joins Drake Music Scotland (for Figurenotes), SHARE Community and Prima […]
John Biddulph, Music for ASD Project Director, talks about using the MIDIcreator with some young people on the Autistic spectrum.
Music Teacher and Educational Technology Consultant Audrey Podmore discusses using MIDIcreator with patients with neuro-disabilities.
In this short case study from 2005, Kathy Watson discusses using a MIDIcreator to aid in communication.
Kathy Watson discusses first steps with the MIDIcreator, working with a young boy with autism at the Bridge School in Telford.