Recording Poems on the iPad

Students produce an audio-recording on the Tablet – and it is very easy to produce. Buy having an active part in the lesson, it is very interesting for the students to record poems and tracks. Thinking about and creating a second track is a very creative part and it is fun too!

Possible tasks

  • Recording a poem, one soundtrack
  • Finding a poem in the internet
  • Edit audio, normalise, fade in, fade out, trim
  • Record a second track or import a second track
  • Mix and export: Fade in, Fade out, normalize


  • Upload to soundcloud for sharing
  • Recording songs
  • Recording more tracks
  • Export it to keynote and add pictures to the track
  • Make your own poem and record it


Hokusai is a very comfortable app. It is like audacity, which is used by a lot of teachers. It is free and very easy to use. You don’t need cables or external mike. It’s easy to record or import a track, and make it sound awesome: not just trimming the ends, but full cut, copy, paste and delete and a suite of filters and special effects.

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