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Tag: elementary music

Summer is just around the corner…how to stay motivated

| May 14, 2014 | Reply
Summer is just around the corner…how to stay motivated

As I count down our final six performances before the last day of school, I am reminded of the question that Joe posted on the Music Teachers Facebook Group: “How are you going to both relax and keep music in focus over the coming summer?” This is an excellent question because relaxing should be a […]

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Coding in the Elementary Music Classroom

| May 4, 2014 | Reply
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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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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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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