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Cross Curriculum Connection: 1st Grade Music and Science

| November 20, 2014 | Reply
Cross Curriculum Connection: 1st Grade Music and Science

One of my goals for this school year was to make more cross-curricular connections with other subjects along with keeping the music curriculum intact. One of my first endeavors was making this connection with first grade science. The first grade science teacher is one of those inspiring teachers who brings in guest scientists and makes […]

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NJAIS Recap: “Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Learning: Full STEAM Ahead”

| October 31, 2014 | Reply
NJAIS Recap: “Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Learning: Full STEAM Ahead”

This week, most of my friends who are music educators attended the NAfME conference in Nashville, titled The Learning, The Performing: The Inspiring. From the tweets, it looked like it was a successful conference. Next year, NAfME’s conference is titled Empower Creativity with emphases on STEAM and 21st Century Learning Skills. This is very coincidental as […]

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Help! I am an Elementary Music Teacher with One or more iPads!

| August 29, 2014 | Reply
Help! I am an Elementary Music Teacher with One or more iPads!

I am thrilled to see my second free iBook in the “Help! Series of music technology for elementary music educators” is now available through iTunes. This second installment is titled Help! I am an Elementary Music Teacher with One or more iPads! This free resource includes the logistics of the iPad, from projecting it wirelessly to a screen […]

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STEAM Lesson: Part 2

| May 26, 2014 | Reply
STEAM Lesson: Part 2

Recently, I wrote a post titled “STEAM Lesson Part 1″, which detailed the beginning of a unit that the science teacher and I were creating. In that post, I described a lesson which the third graders used markers, beakers, and water to perform one of their recorder songs that utilizes the notes B, A, and […]

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Coding in the Elementary Music Classroom

| May 4, 2014 | 2 Replies
Coding in the Elementary Music Classroom

Recently, an alumni from our school who is now a successful young entrepreneur, stated to the students in grades three and up that one of the important skills that should be taught in schools is coding. A primary school teacher at our school received an email from a parent to let her know that his […]

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STEAM Lesson Part 1

| March 28, 2014 | 1 Reply
STEAM Lesson Part 1

This trimester, the science teacher and I are working together to produce a STEAM unit in the music and science classes at the third grade level. To begin, STEAM is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics. STEAM is born from STEM. STEM was introduced when our country was turning to innovation as a way […]

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What’s Your Aura? A project using the Aurasma app with second grade music class

| January 16, 2014 | Reply
What’s Your Aura? A project using the Aurasma app with second grade music class

A couple of months ago, I read about Aurasma, and to be honest, every time I went to their website, I did not quite understand what it was. I was curious to see how it could be used in education and had heard that it could replace QR codes, however, I could not figure it […]

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