Thought I’d share a simple phonics activity we’ve enjoyed this year.
We’ve had iPads in school for a couple of years now & sometimes use them to reinforce phonics work. We often use these popular apps for this…
Alex from The ICT Advisors came in to work with my class and we decided to stray from the usual phonics apps & used the app ‘My Custom Soundboard HD’. This used to be free, but is now 69p in the App Store. It’s a simple app that allows you to take a photo & record your own sounds to go with it.
It could be used for a variety of purposes but we thought it might be nice for the children to have a visual & aural record of some of our phonics work…
Alex worked with the children as they chose items found in the classroom & told him what sound they began with. Together, they built up a board with photos & matching initial sounds
A super simple app to use, you just
- Click on an empty ‘button’.
- Take or choose a photo by clicking the ‘EDIT PHOTO’ button.
- Record sound by pressing the large red circle
Once you have saved this, the empty button is filled with your image & you just click it to hear the recorded sound.
The children built up a board with a variety of images & sounds which is lovely for them to listen back to…
Click the play buttons to hear a couple of examples…
We’ve worked with Alex from The ICT Advisors for a while now & I really can’t recommend him enough – he goes above & beyond to support us & nothing is too much trouble. He’s based in Cheshire but works all over the UK too, so get in touch if you’d like some help! 🙂
Thanks for reading!