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10 Helpful Apps for Elementary Music Educators

| December 17, 2013 | Reply
10 Helpful Apps for Elementary Music Educators

In the past two years, I have presented sessions and written a variety of articles on apps for the elementary music classroom. As I continue this “Top 10″ series of blog posts, I felt that I had to write about 10 helpful apps for elementary music educators. I would not go so far as to […]

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Ten Interactive Websites to Utilize in the Elementary General Music Classroom

| November 20, 2013 | Reply
Ten Interactive Websites to Utilize in the Elementary General Music Classroom

My second top ten list for the week involves interactive websites that an elementary music educator can utilize in his/her general music classroom. Some of these websites can be used by the educator in a one computer classroom, or can be used with multiple computer stations, or a computer lab, or on mobile devices like […]

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Top Ten Items That Go Into Planning an Elementary General Music Holiday Concert

| November 19, 2013 | Reply
Top Ten Items That Go Into Planning an Elementary General Music Holiday Concert

It is that time of year again when some of us are preparing our students for their annual Holiday Concert during their elementary general music classes. The planning for this concert begins in September and proceeds from there with the selection of music, the planning of how to teach the music in a short amount […]

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Recorder Lesson with Book Creator App

| October 21, 2013 | Reply
Recorder Lesson with Book Creator App

This week my third graders began creating a book using the iPads and Red Jumper’s app “Book Creator.” The purpose of this project is for the students to begin creating a book that they will add to all year. They are creating it for next year’s third graders so that they can have it as […]

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When PreK Music is Added to the Schedule

| October 14, 2013 | Reply
When PreK Music is Added to the Schedule

Recently, I was appointed to the NJMEA Board of Directors as the Early Childhood Music Chair. I am very honored to be apart of the NJ Board of Directors, especially representing early childhood music, a passion close to my heart. When I was fourteen, I used to volunteer in my church’s PreK Sunday School classroom […]

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Incredibox lesson for elementary students using laptops and iPads…

| September 12, 2013 | Reply
Incredibox lesson for elementary students using laptops and iPads…

There are many times when I have classes that I would like to break into small groups when using technology. With three laptops, I can place students in groups, however, sometimes the smaller the groups, the more successful the musical creations. This week, my second graders’ goals were to learn the expectations of music class […]

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You Might Be Teaching Your 1st Week of Elementary General Music Classes if…(2013)

| September 6, 2013 | Reply
You Might Be Teaching Your 1st Week of Elementary General Music Classes if…(2013)

Last year, I wrote a post about some common experiences during the first week of elementary general music classes. This year’s installment is part two. I hope that you enjoy and add your own. This is the wonderful time of year when your expectations are high as you dream about how wonderful your classes, informances, […]

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