Webinar: Flipping the Elementary Music Classroom Using Explain Everything (Classic Version Used in this Webinar)
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I first tried flipping my elementary music classroom from watching my good friend, Cherie Herring (http://www.cphmusic.net/), do this with her elementary music classroom. I was inspired watching her flip her recorder curriculum which resulted in her students practicing more at home and sending her numerous recorder videos so that they progressed further during music class.
In this webinar, I show how to create flipped videos using the Explain Everything App. This app has a classic version for iOS that is $9.99. You can use it as simply as an interactive whiteboard to more complex uses like creating tutorial videos to place on your students’ Seesaw pages, Google Classrooms, or other alternatives. The classic app works well for a one-time price being used by a teacher as a teaching tool. However, there is also the subscription-based app that can do so much more for the teacher and the students, which its biggest feature is collaboration, which works for iOS, Chrome, Windows, and Android. The subscription-based versions have a 30-day free trial which gives you the opportunity to check out all of its features. As with anything, if you use this with the purpose to create products for sale on teacher sites, please make sure that you have permission to use any audio files or images.
Flipgrid.com, which just partnered with Microsoft and its premium version is now free, could now be used for flipping the classroom. I might explore this option more this school year.
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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