About Cheryl

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Cheryl is a primary classroom teacher, having held specialist classroom roles in literacy intervention, The Arts and currently classroom music at Waikerie Lutheran Primary School.

Cheryl has presented music technology workshops for individual schools in South Australia, EdTechSA, national music conferences and with Music EdNet on their DAYTiME conference circuit around Australia and New Zealand.

Through Cheryl’s passion to transform the classroom by integrating technology throughout the curriculum, she joined Bushfire Press in 2008, creating The Interactive Music Room, Books 1-3, adapting their Music Room curriculum for use on IWB using the software Easiteach®.

With Bushfire Press, Cheryl is currently working on a series called Music Room Tech; Technology projects for the music classroom, incorporating the pedagogies of inquiry, STEAM, and Project Based Learning through units of work using music specific and general iPad apps, computer software and coding.

Cheryl’s biggest passion as a teacher is ‘Brain-based’ learning, actively engaging the whole child and bringing technology to the primary music classroom, in a meaningful and fun way.

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Gathering Video Assessment for Reporting

It’s that time of year again in Australian Schools with mid year reports due. Now that I have finished and sent mine through, I would like to share with you how I use video observations to help me with my assessment. Taking video footage in the classroom is really easy now that we have it readily … Continue reading Gathering Video Assessment for Reporting

Music and Media Advertising Unit of Inquiry – Best TV commercials for 2015

This post was written for my Year 6/7 class so that I could provide them with TV commercials to view in one place without sending them to Youtube. Feel free to use it as a resource with your students too. Central Idea: Media has the power to influence thinking and behaviour. Lines of Inquiry: The … Continue reading Music and Media Advertising Unit of Inquiry – Best TV commercials for 2015

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