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
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 • 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? • 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 • 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 • 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 • http://www.niehs.nih.gov/kids/lyrics/singarainbow.htm • What do you think you can teach with this? • Colors • Rhythm • Beat
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? • Students can learn about the different instruments and each instrument has an activity for students to complete. • http://www.playmusic.org
Instrument Identification • Can you guess what this instrument is? • http://www.thirteen.org/publicarts/orchestra/
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? • 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 • 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 If you don’t want to use the internet what else can you use?
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-- • 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 • 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