15 Free Music Activities and Lesson Plans for the Classroom « Musical Penpals for your class | Home | Flashcards for the music classroom – expanded » The web is a great place to find free music activities and lesson plans that can be used in the classroom. Here are 15 sites that provide helpful materials for teachers. Music Quizzes – The Music Tech Teacher provides more than 130 music quizzes and games that can be used in the classroom. Quizzes cover everything from music notes and terms to famous musicians and composers. mustech / FrontPage FrontPage This wiki was begun because of a conversation on the Teachers.net music teachers discussion board. Some of us decided we'd like a place to share our Smartboard lessons, and perhaps some other resources we use in our classrooms. The idea behind this wiki is simply to collaborate and share the things that make our classrooms better.
Classic Kids Songs Music is a perfect match to learning and what better way to learn than to sing a song. Learning a song helps children with memorization techniques and provides an alternative method to traditional learning. Singing a song is fun for both kids and teachers. 10 Excellent Ways to Use An Interactive Whiteboard in the Music Classroom Posted on February 24th, 2011 in Free, Interactive Whiteboards, Music Tech Tips.So you’ve been given an interactive whiteboard (IWB) to use and you know you should be using as more than a simple projector or place to screen videos. The benefits of incorporating an IWB into your teaching are many: it allows you to create a bank of learning resources that can be used many times across multiple classes, you can replace some of your physical resources with digital versions so you don’t lose them. Luckily, you don’t need to rewrite your curriculum. By learning a few IWB basics, you’ll find that many of your current class activities can be adapted for use on an IWB. Here are a few ideas to get you started:
Songs & Poems Seasons Special Days Animals Vegetation Food K-12 Resources For Music Educators Back to top of this page Questions or comments about this site can be sent to Cynthia Mazurkiewicz Shirk. Mankato Area Public Schools - Mankato, Minnesota Recognized as an outstanding site by these fine organizations: K-12 Resources For Music Educators is also included in web resource directories of hundreds of universities, school districts and music organizations throughout the world. Domain addresses: k-12music.org ~or~ k-12music.com
Elementary School Lesson Plans for Music Subjects Recognizing Patterns in Music and Children’s Literature Recognizing Patterns in Music and Children’s LiteratureMusic Education Lesson Plan Recognizing Patterns in Music and Children’s Literature Lesson Plan, Level: K-2 Lesson Plan Materials Required:• Whiteboard or chalkboard• Recognizing Patterns in Music and Children’s Literature Lesson Plan Pictures and Worksheet Handout ( … Subjects: Art, Language Arts, Music Grades: Using rhythm instruments with a story!
Future Technologies for Music Education – guest post by Eugene Cantera, DLP Today we’re excited to bring you a guest post from Eugene Cantera, partner at the Dallas School of Music, whose innovative Discover, Learn, and Play training system is helping lead the way in learning music, instruments and ear training online. At DSM we often say “one of the great things about music is the people you meet through it”, and though we’ve never actually ‘met’, I have been a follower of Christopher Sutton on Twitter and a fan of Easy Ear Training for quite a while. We blogged about them back in 2010 and ran a contest that gave away an EET app last year. So when Christopher asked if I would write a guest post, I jumped at the opportunity.
Music - Musical Elements Teaching Ideas Soft Toys and Rhythm - A set of ideas for using soft toys to help develop rhythm. Tea Coffee Coffee Tea - This is an excellent way of introducing children to the concept of rhythm. There are lots of different activities (with lots of variations) all based on Tea and Coffee! MusicForTheClassroom - Musical Families! Learn all about the different music instrument families on this page! All About Instruments! This link lets you explore all the different instruments!
5 Resources for Integrating Music Across the Curriculum Why Should I Use Music in My Classroom? "We know an age more vividly through its music than through its historians." ~ Rosanne Ambrose-Brown I have never met anyone whose life has not been influenced by music in some way. 3 Ways to Choose an Instrument Edit Article Three Methods:Choosing a VarietyChoosing the Right InstrumentFinding the Right FitQuestions and Answers Learning to play an instrument is one of the coolest things you'll ever do. Whether you're just starting out in school, decided you wanted to play in a band, or have decided to learn to play music now that the kids have grown, it's a fun and rewarding thing to do. If you don't already know what you want to play, you're in great shape—that means everything is a possibility! See Step 1 for some helpful advice about picking the right instrument for you.