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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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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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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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2nd Graders Podcast About Beethoven

| April 25, 2013 | Reply
2nd Graders Podcast About Beethoven

During the winter trimester, my second grade music classes studied the composer, Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827). They performed a variety of activities to learn about the life of Beethoven and to experience his music. When the unit ends, the students and I created podcasts about Beethoven’s life. The students were divided into groups, they wrote […]

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