Games for Smartboard

Posted by on February 28, 2013 with 0 Comments

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The students love the activities, and I love the fact that they are learning solid musical concepts with engaging activities.

This past week, I used Smiley and Friends same/different melody activity with my kindergarten students. For the first lesson, I touched the faces on the Smartboard, and the students then determined the correct match. They did this by pointing up if the top smiley was the correct match, or down, if the bottom smiley was the correct match.

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Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills

Posted by on February 20, 2013 with 0 Comments


We just returned from a very successful Texas Music Educators Association conference in San Antonio. We had discussions with a number of teachers who were interested in how the instructional games on related to the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills standards (TEKS). We are happy to report that we had already sequenced the games to support the TEKS standards for grades K-8. They are available to view and print below.

We understand from talking to those “in the know” that student assessment in music will be becoming more important in the evaluation of teacher performance in the near future. Our learning management system already has provisions to help teachers address this issue. Continue Reading «Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills»