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7 Easy Ways To Use Technology In Your Music Classes #MusicMonday

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That’s one of the most common questions I hear  – where do I start with technology in the music classroom? And what the options are for incorporating technology in a meaningful way?

You may feel overwhelmed with the number of choices you have – which devices to purchase or which apps to explore – or you may feel like you have some holes in your tech knowledge.  You may have even returned to teaching after a period of time away and feel like everything has changed!

No matter what you do with technology, always have a contingency plan.  Plan for things to go wrong and work out what you would do in a “worst case scenario”.  Once you’ve done that, you can survive anything! It’s not a bad philosophy for general life too.

Below are 7 easy ways you can incorporate technology into your music classes.  Choose just one to start with!

Here’s a sneak preview of #7!

7. Create a “Singing Wall” display

How to create a “singing” wall

Add audio or video to your wall displays with QR Codes.  Display a picture, piece of writing or notation and add a QR code that links to an audio or video file of the student singing, playing or speaking.

Basic steps:

  • Create the visual element – something to display on the wall
  • Record the students singing, playing or speaking (audio only or video)
  • Upload audio or video file to an online location (such as Dropbox, Google Drive, Youtube, Soundcloud)
  • Copy the link to the audio or video file
  • Go to QR Stuff and paste the link into the box
  • Download the QR code, print it out and add it to the display

Students, parents and other teachers can scan the QR code use a free QR code reader app on their smartphone or iPad.

Resources:

Visual display options could include:

  • Photographs
  • Student drawings
  • Soundwave art
  • Notation/sheet music
  • Artwork

7 easy ways to use tech in your music classes

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