iPads in the Elementary Music Room: 16 Great Resources
As I teach and write about iPad integration in the elementary music classroom, I often research numerous websites from music educators and music professors who share their work. I have listed some of my favorites below; however, there are more out there that are just as good. I hope you find this list helpful.
Information like this will be included in my free ibook that is coming out soon: Help! I am an Elementary Music Teacher with One or more iPads!
- http://www.amymburns.com – My website about everything music technology in the elementary music classroom including curriculum, projects, student examples, websites, apps, interactive whiteboards, and more.
- http://musicianswithapps.com/music-education-apps/– Rebecca Fuller’s website where she explores, tests (teachers and students test the apps), rates, and gives you the pros and cons of many apps.
- http://ipadmusiced.wordpress.com/category/elementary-music/ – Paul Shimmon’s blog about iPads in the music education. This specific link addresses elementary music apps.
- http://www.music4kidz.net/ipads.html– Lori Cleland’s classroom website where she addresses items she uses in her music room. Her app list is excellent.
- http://musicwithmrsdennis.blogspot.com/2013/01/110-free-music-education-apps.html – This link is one of Mrs. Dennis’s most popular posts. She gives you 110 free music education apps and categorizes them as well.
- http://www.cphmusic.net/ – Cherie Herring’s blog about everything iPad and SMART boards. She teaches in a 1:1 classroom and her blog is amazing. Nothing more to be said except to check it out because you will find ideas that you can immediately use in your classroom.
- http://issuu.com/wrightstuffmusic/docs/ipad_apps_to_support_the_kodaly_met – Samuel Wright’s, a music educator from Australia, created this document about apps that support the Kodály methodology.
- He also created this document about Junior Music Apps:http://issuu.com/wrightstuffmusic/docs/junior_music_apps_-_composition_les
- You can also check his amazing website athttp://wrightstuffmusic.com/
- http://mrmcdadesroom.wikispaces.com/Recommended+Apps – Here is a list of Mr. McDade’s recommended apps for elementary music class.
- http://kathleentheisen.com/Kathleen_Theisen/Recommended_APPs.html– Kathleen Theisen’s great list of apps. She includes many piano apps as well.
- http://blairfinchproject.wix.com/samr-Abigail Finch and Kathryn Finch’s site about interactive technology in the music classroom.
- http://www.lottsthoughts.com/creative/– Video reviews of creative apps. Currently, they are updating this weekly, so it is a great place to go to check out recent apps.
- http://www.midnightmusic.com.au/2013/12/28-free-music-toolkit-apps/– I adore Katie’s website. She is another great educator from Australia. This particular link addresses apps that could assist teachers. However, check out her website, http://www.midnightmusic.com.au/, for more wonderful resources, especially her online courses.
- http://techinmusiced.wordpress.com/ -Dr. Christopher J. Russell, literally wrote the books on iPads in music education (and on one about how not to use the iPad):
- http://music-mish-mash.blogspot.com.au/ -Mrs. Jahn’s list of iPad apps. She is another music educator from Australia.
- http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2014/02/30-ipad-apps-for-music-teachers.html-Med Kharbach’s website where he has information on numerous apps in music education.
- http://ges.grafton.k12.wi.us/teacher_pages/music/i_pads_in_music_class– Another list from elementary music educator, Ms. Andrews.
Amy M. Burns is an elementary music educator, clinician, author, and musician. She currently works at Far Hills Country Day School in Far Hills, NJ teaching PreK through Grade 3 general music, grade 5 instrumental music, and grades 4-8 instrumental band. She is the author of Technology Integration in the Elementary Music Classroom, Help! I am an Elementary Music Teacher with a SMART Board, and Help! I am an Elementary Music Teacher with One or more iPads! She is also an author for Online Learning Exchange™ Interactive Music powered by Silver Burdett. She has given numerous presentations on integrating technology into the elementary music classroom as well as being a keynote speaker for music technology conferences in Texas, Indiana, St. Maarten, and Australia. She is the recipient of the 2005 TI:ME Teacher of the Year Award, the 2016 NJ Master Music Teacher Award, the 2016 NJ Governor’s Leader in Arts Education Award, and the 2017 Non-Public School Teacher of the Year Award. You can find out more about Amy at her website: amymburns.com