Online Learning Activities 2020

This post has links to resources I have used during lockdown for Covid-19, or links to resources I have previously created which could be used for online learning.  Primary ActivitiesChoice BoardsI was asked by my publishers, Bushfire Press, to write some resources based on their Music Room series for remote/home learning during Covid-19. These editable … Continue reading Online Learning Activities 2020

Creating ePubs in the Music Classroom

Book Creator is one of my favourite apps to use in my music classroom. One of the advantages to using a general classroom app in music lessons is that the students already know how to use the app and therefore most times I do not have to spend time teaching them all the skills needed. On … Continue reading Creating ePubs in the Music Classroom

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┬áto 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

Coding Music Instrument Apps in Hopscotch & Tynker

Why should we bring coding into the music room? Because not only is it cross curricular and ticking the STEAM methodology of teaching, it is also asking our students to think about the fundamentals of music. What is it we need to consider when making an instrument? Pitch, melody, and/or beat, rhythm, tempo and tone … Continue reading Coding Music Instrument Apps in Hopscotch & Tynker

Adding Tech in the Music Classroom – Photo Dice App

  I used to dread making custom dice for my classroom, unless you are lucky enough to have wooden cubes to paste pictures onto, one step on a cardboard template dice from a student and there goes your fabulous creative lesson. Photo Dice by MachWerx iPad app is now my answer to this problem! I use Photo … Continue reading Adding Tech in the Music Classroom – Photo Dice App

Digital Portfolios: Assessment in the iPad Classroom

In 2015 I have been presenting this workshop around Australia and New Zealand receiving great feedback from those who have attended. At the beginning of October 2015 I launched the above title as the first in my series of Virtual PD publications. It is 90 Minutes of accredited Professional development containing video tutorials, step by step … Continue reading Digital Portfolios: Assessment in the iPad Classroom

Help I lost my video & photo assessment on my iPad!

It's that embarrassing & sickening moment when you realise that even though you may be seen as tech savvy by your peers, you make the mistake of deleting a file before confirming you had a backup. Really it has been a miracle I haven't made this mistake earlier! I got a new iPad last week and set about … Continue reading Help I lost my video & photo assessment on my iPad!

iPads and Dropbox in the classroom

This month I presented my first ever Professional Development workshop at the Music Technology in Education Conference in Melbourne, Australia, on using iPad's in the music classroom. I had really great feedback from the participants and hope to do more presentations around Australia in the next 12 months. iPad's and Dropbox Part of my presentation was … Continue reading iPads and Dropbox in the classroom