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Immanuel College, South Australia

Digital Portfolios: Assessment in the iPad Classroom

Digital Portfolios are a fantastic tool for assessment and showcasing student work from formative to summative work samples.

Explain Everything is an App that offers classroom teachers the opportunity to ‘App smash’ bringing together into one file: images, PDFs, word processing files, video and audio files directly from other apps or from cloud storage such as Dropbox and Google Drive. Providing a portfolio of student work in one presentation file.

Other apps shown will be Book Creator a more simple app best used in the junior primary classroom to achieve a similar outcome.

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STEAM Project Based Learning coding music instruments using Scratch & the Makey Makey

Teach your students to code their own virtual music instrument. Combine your Scratch project with the Makey Makey invention kit and make your very own MIDI instrument.

Latest research shows coding is an important skill to learn in the primary school years and provides opportunities for cross-curricular learning in mathematics, the sciences and The Arts.

Scratch is an online and offline, computer based, coding program used to teach the basics of coding games and apps. Appropriate for grades 3+.

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Code your own class iPad Band: using Hopscotch to Code Music Instruments on the iPad and arrange a simple performance.

Hopscotch is a popular, simple classroom coding iPad app used to teach the basics of coding games.

Teach your students that coding can be used to create their own music instrument. Learn how to arrange simple performances to well know songs such as Hot Cross Buns and Twinkle Twinkle Little Star as Cheryl walks you through her 8 week unit of work.

Your students will be amazed at what they achieve.

No music experience necessary, a great way to integrate music into your STEAM teaching.

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My 2016 Workshops are:

10+ music coding projects to create using Scratch & the MaKey MaKey

Teach your students to code their own music instruments and apps.

Latest research shows coding is an important skill to learn in the primary school years and provides opportunities for cross-curricular learning in mathematics, the sciences and the arts.

Scratch is an online, computer based, coding program used to teach the basics of coding games and apps.  Combine your Scratch project with the MaKey MaKey invention kit and it turns any conductible object into an instrument. Appropriate for grades 4+.

Scratch Jr is an iPad app teaching the very basics of coding, appropriate from junior primary +. Learn how to create your own simple iPad instrument.

Adding Tech – redefine the curriculum resources sitting on your shelf

Learn how to look at the print resources you already own, or would like to buy, and turn them into an activity using technology.

Do you have:

  • 1 or more iPad’s
  • An Interactive Whiteboard or a Data Projector
  • A computer lab or a trolley of laptops/macbooks

Utilize apps/software/online resources to add depth to your music lesson and bring your activities off the page and onto the screen.

Composing and Creating in Code on the iPad

Teach your students that coding can be used to compose songs as well as create their own music instrument.

Hopscotch is a popular classroom coding iPad app used to teach the basics of coding games.

Latest research shows coding is an important skill to learn in the primary school years and provides opportunities for cross-curricular learning in mathematics, the sciences and the arts.

ADELAIDE: Fri 26 February 2016, Immanuel College, Novar Gardens
SYDNEY, Fri 11 March 2016, Ryde Eastwood Leagues Club, West Ryde
MELBOURNE, Fri 6 May 2016, Novotel St Kilda, St Kilda
PERTH, Fri 20 May 2016, Rendezvous Hotel, Perth
BRISBANE, Fri 3 June 2016, Novotel Brisbane Airport, Brisbane
AUCKLAND, Fri 17 June 2016, Ellerslie Event Centre, Auckland

http://www.musicednet.com/Services/Training/DAYTiME.aspx


A HUGE THANK YOU – to all the teachers who came to my 2015 sessions at the Music EDnet DAYTiME conferences in Adelaide, Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane and Auckland, The Maryborough Music Conference and ASME National Conference.

I was delighted to meet primary teachers from the different states who share my passion for technology in the music room.

You can download my notes in four pdfs by going to our website – just follow the links.

I will also be presenting Digital Portfolios at ASME 2015 in South Australia on 20 Sep – 2 Oct. More at www.bushfirepress.com/pd

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You can download the notes in four pdfs here

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digport_cover_400Couldn’t attend? Purchase Digital Portfolios here, 90 minutes of accredited PD!

Digital Portfolios are fantastic tools for assessment and for showcasing student work from formative to summative work samples.

Explain Everything is an app that offers classroom music teachers the opportunity to bring together into one file: images, PDFs, word processing files, video files … and (more importantly) compositions created in Garage Band, direct from Garage Band without using a secondary app to transfer the music track across!

Another app shown will be Book Creator, a more simple app, best used in the junior primary classroom to achieve a similar outcome.

Participants will need an iPad and the following apps: Garage BandExplain Everything and Book Creator.

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One of the world’s oldest instruments meets one of the world’s newest technologies! Let Cheryl show you where recorders and iPads come together – with the exciting new Bushfire Press program, ‘Recorder Room’. Videos, music tracks, charts and live presenters (well – filmed live), all at your fingertips on the iPad screen. And the students can practise at home to videos and look at the next lesson’s videos as well.. Cheryl will also be demonstrating ‘The Interactive Music Room’ (iPads/IWBs), ‘Music Room Tech’ (iPads), We’re Orff (iPads). Bring your recorder and join in. There will also be some hands-on, play-along activities and free downloads!

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Learn to create and use QR codes and Dropbox as tools for teacher delivery and student projects: delivering content and sharing files. Gain ideas on ways for students to use QR codes in their own projects to add another dimension to their presentations.

Participants will need an iPad and or laptop/macbook, Apps required: Pages and a QR Code reader such as i-nigma. Additional useful apps: Explain EverythingBook Creator.

You can download the notes in four pdfs here

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