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  • Introducing Pato Fu and an example of a videosong

    A wonderfully wacky video by Pato Fu from Brazil, demonstrating a videosong - "The rules for videosongs can be summed up as what you hear is what you get: the sounds MUST be seen in the video, no lip-syncing allowed". This would be a great challenge for either a team meeting or a class music p...

    Tags: music, videosong, digital story, pd

  • iPads in the classroom...

    What do you make of this... I think it is hilarious! "...The ipad has been useful during our lunchtime guitar lessonsHere someone plays a chord and then we try t play it on our real guitars.  It is so much fun and we have to learn to listen to the note so that we can make it..."

    Tags: ipads, music

  • Into Music 1 - Classroom music in years 1 - 3 now digitised

    This iconic Ministry of Education  resource is now updated, digitised, and available to download on Arts Online at http://artsonline2.tki.org.nz/resources/units/music_units/into_music_1/. The resource links to literacy, NZC, Digistore,  other learning areas and arts disciplines, and t...

    Tags: music, arts, literacy, languages, cross curricula, nzc, social studies

  • Somerset snippets

              The following are a quick snapshot of some of the e-learning being integrated throughout classes in our school; In our special needs room the T/A's have been doing some great work with our ORRS funded children and other children in their support groups. T...

    Tags: e-learning, special needs, interactive whiteboard, ict, literacy, numeracy, visual arts, music, digital photography

  • Teaching literacy through the arts

    Our Arts Online team of community facilitators in Dance, Drama, Music - Sound Arts, Visual Arts and Art History are keen to hear from the wider teaching profession about the role you see arts playing in the teaching of literacy. Do you use the arts as contexts for developing literacy? What approa...

    Tags: visual arts, dance, drama, music, literacy, cross curricula

  • Happy Music Teacher!

    Showed Peter how to download You Tube video so he's a happy chappy.  Used a free downloader - http://www.dvdvideosoft.com/products/dvd/Free-YouTube-Download.htm - which I put on our applications drive.  Paula Jamieson messageboarded me (new verb!) about Zamzar which looks pretty good to...

    Tags: youtubedownloader, web 2.0, website, music, professional learning, professional reflections

  • Learning a musical instrument raises achievement

    TEACHING the performing arts in primary schools significantly boosts the results disadvantaged students achieve in academic subjects. An independent evaluation of an arts program taught in disadvantaged schools found student grades in English, maths, science and studies of human society rose s...

    Tags: literacy, arts, music, student achievement, key competencies

  • New Musical Instrument Invention App.

    Hi I wanted to let you know about a mucical instrement inevntion app that we've been working on. Students are challenged to think up a whole new musical instrement and create it on the app. The coolest thing is that they have a chance of getting their ideas made on TV. Keen to hear what you think...

    Tags: music, invention, thinking, new ideas.

  • Music Education for the Classroom Teacher

    Why music education? UCLA professor James Catterall led an analysis of a U.S. Department of Education database. Called NELLs88, the database was used to track more than 25,000 students over a period of 10 years. Catterall conducted a study and found that regardless of socioeconomic background, mu...

    Tags: achievement, music, literacy, numeracy, engagement, cultural practices

  • Musicnet Summary to 14th Feb 2015

    Kia ora tātou, I hope your first full week back at school has gone well and your students practiced over the holidays! Welcome to new subscribers to Musicnet. As the flurry of Musicnet emails begins to fill your inbox I would encourage you to create a folder and message rule so that they by...

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