This Friday, 4th March, a group of Educators will attempt to gain a Guinness World Record by playing their iPads along with modern classical 'quartet' (three Cello players and a rock drummer) Cello Fury at an ArtsEducator 2.0 gathering.
They are hoping to make the record books as the World's largest iPad Band. We are not sure exactly how the Teachers are going to join the band or what they will be playing on their iPads, but if you fancy following the record attempt on Friday they will be livestreaming via their wikipage.
Further details on the ArtsEdTech blog, where you can read more posts about how this creative bunch of Teachers are using their iPads in and around the field of Education. It is a regular read for us, they have some great ideas.
Well, they did it! 57 iPad Band members (all Educators) played along with Cello Fury today and have submitted their World Record attempt to Guinness. We just wanted to say Congratulations to all involved! We think it is really great to see a group of Professional Educators grabbing opportunities like this to investigate the use of iPads in the Education arena.
You can see a couple of short videos of the record attempt in progress on the event's Wikispace CoverItLive Replay around 9:08 / 9:10 (may not work on iPad, but seems to work on Computer and iPhone).
Most are playing keyboard but we saw a Guitar app being played and there were probably a few more apps used as part of the extended 'orchestra'. Great stuff!