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Web Apps for the Music Classroom

18 Feb

Below is the Google presentation, including all of the links from my OMEA/TI:ME conference session “Web Apps for the Music Classroom” presented February 18, 2012 at 8:00 AM.   P.S. If you want to check out the #musedchat hashtag on Twitter before making the leap to getting your own Twitter account, click here.   Watch […]

I Have a SMART Board… Now What?

16 Feb

Below are the links and notes for my OMEA/TI:ME conference session “I Have a SMART Board… Now What?” presented February 16, 2012 at 2:45 PM. Getting started with a SMART Board in 4 easy steps 1. Setting up and orienting the SMART Board and projector Hardware Basics for Front Projection SMART Board Interactive Whiteboards Orienting your SMART Board interactive […]

Nutcracker Lessons for Elementary Music

28 Jan

What are we going to do this December? The same thing we do every December: learn about Tchiakovsky’s ballet, The Nutcracker. I mean, why not? Tchaikovsky is widely regarded as a master composer, the music is interesting and familiar, the kids love the story, and ballet is an important art form to expose kids to. […]

Happy 2nd Anniversary, SMART Board!

30 Nov

I just realized that today is the second anniversary of the SMART Board installation in the music room at Washington! Here is the photo I took of it exactly two years ago when I walked in the morning after Thanksgiving break to find it installed. (I took this picture with my phone that day, and […]

Music Tech Fun Day

20 Oct

If you attended the Music Tech Fun Day on October 21 and have not yet completed the survey, please click here to help TI:ME improve future offerings. Below are downloads and links for my session on SMART Board Basics presented at the TI:ME Central Ohio Music Tech Fun Day. To open SMART Notebook files, you […]

Using GarageBand to Create a Podcast Listening Library

13 Jun

At a professional development session, my building literacy coach and I presented on how to create a podcast listening library for your classroom or school. Here is our sample reading, We Are in a Book (An Elephant & Piggie Book) by Mo Willems. Creating a podcast with GarageBand ’08 GarageBand makes it easy to record […]

Enhancing an Old Lesson with Online Resources

6 Mar

All of my fourth grade students learn to play the recorder, and we hit treble clef note names hard right before the recorder unit. I like the kids to know the treble clef really well before we start playing so they can concentrate on their technique. Many music teachers will agree that nothing works as […]

SMART Boards in the Elementary Music Classroom

27 Feb

I recently presented at the TI:ME National Conference (concurrent with Ohio’s OMEA state music educator’s conference) in Cincinnati, Ohio on using a SMART Board in elementary general music. The session provided an overview of the SMART Notebook collaborative learning software that runs on SMART Boards. You can view my presentation in 5 parts below (I […]