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Music and Technology in the Classroom. By: Kaytlynne Conover Elementary Education Montana State University. Why use music?. Emotional Expression Aesthetic Enjoyment Entertainment Communication Symbolic Representation Physical Response Teaches Culture.

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Music and technology in the classroom

Music and Technology in the Classroom

By: Kaytlynne Conover

Elementary Education

Montana State University


Why use music
Why use music?

  • Emotional Expression

  • Aesthetic Enjoyment

  • Entertainment

  • Communication

  • Symbolic Representation

  • Physical Response

  • Teaches Culture


What to think about when using music technology
What to think about when using music technology.

  • …how to group students: individual, small group, whole class.

  • …how to track student progress.

  • …how to sequence work for the units.



The national music standards
The National Music Standards

  • Singing, alone and with others

  • Instruments

  • Melodies and accompaniments

  • Composing

  • Reading

  • Listening to music

  • Evaluating music

  • Relationship between music and other arts

  • Music history


Ideas for using in the classroom
Ideas for Using in the Classroom?

  • http://www.carnegiehall.org/article/explore_and_learn/art_online_resources_listening_adventures.html

  • If you were a young student would this attract your attention?

  • What are benefits of teaching the symphony with the site rather than just listening to it?


Where to get songs
Where to Get Songs

  • http://www.kididdles.com/lyrics/allsongs.html - has many songs along with the tunes.

  • http://www.kiddyhouse.com/songs - has songs for all the phonics sounds

  • http://www.songsforteaching.com/ - it has songs listed by topic and grade level.

  • http://www.niehs.nih.gov/kids/musicchild.htm - this includes nursery and show tunes.


What to do with the songs
What to do with the songs

  • It can help students learn a topic such as phonics, abc’s, math, or many other areas.

  • The teacher can teach the song to students.

  • Students can sing along with computer.


Sing along tune
Sing along tune

  • http://www.niehs.nih.gov/kids/lyrics/singarainbow.htm

  • What do you think you can teach with this?

    • Colors

    • Rhythm

    • Beat


Instruments
Instruments

  • You may not have access to all instruments in the classroom but you can with technology.

  • Drums – http://www.planetpals.com/interactivegames/fluffy.htm

  • Xylophone – http://www.apples4theteacher.com/xylo.html

  • Piano – http://pianonanny.com – is a website that teaches students how to play the piano.


How much do you know about instruments
How much do you know about instruments?

  • Students can learn about the different instruments and each instrument has an activity for students to complete.

  • http://www.playmusic.org


Instrument identification
Instrument Identification

  • Can you guess what this instrument is?

  • http://www.thirteen.org/publicarts/orchestra/


Don t know much about an instrument or artist
Don’t know much about an instrument or artist?

  • Try the musical encyclopedias.

  • http://library.thinkquest.org/10400/html/index.html


See what you think
See what you think?

  • Everyone is now going to be given a website to visit.

  • Briefly look at the website thinking of how you could use this in your classroom and what you would teach.

  • In a couple of minutes, tell the rest of us what you think about the site.


The websites
The websites

  • New York Philharmonic

  • http://library.thinkquest.org/10400/html/index.html

  • San Francisco Symphony

  • http://www.sfskids.org/templates/home.asp?pageid=1

  • Dallas Symphony

  • http://www.dsokids.com/2001/rooms/musicroom.asp



Music software

Music Software

If you don’t want to use the internet what else can you use?


Some of the software you can use to teach music
Some of the software you can use to teach music

  • Rhythm reading and performing – Rhythm Ace

  • Identifying written pitches – Music Ace I and II

  • Scales and key signature – Practica Musica

  • There are many others…


Remember when choosing music software
Remember when choosing music software--

  • What are the skills being taught?

  • What procedures and techniques are being used to convey information?

  • What is the quality of graphics?

  • How easily do students interact?

  • What is the quality of sound?

  • How expensive is it?

  • Can teacher and students control the speed and sequence of the program?


Helpful websites
Helpful Websites

  • All of the above links were found at

  • http://www.sabine.k12.la.us/zes/music/default.htm

  • Good bulletin board ideas and worksheets are found at:

  • http://www.musicbulletinboards.net


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