Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills

Posted by on February 20, 2013 with 0 Comments

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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 MusicLearningCommunity.com 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»

The Power of Positive Pedagogy

Posted by on October 24, 2012 with 0 Comments

The Power of Positive Pedagogy

By Mary Gae George

Positive Pedagogy revolves around the way we begin music study and the ways we fulfill the potential of each student in their study of music.

Give your students the tools for genuine, long-range success. Success is the greatest motivation. (Please read that statement several times!) The intrinsic rewards of music study are the most important, long-range benefits. They include the following:

  • Awakening students to the power of their own minds.
  • Involving them in the exciting syntax of the musical language to help them express what they are feeling.
  • Helping them develop powers of focus and attention to detail.

REWARDS: Your students become increasingly self-motivated, involved, and successful.
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Run Flash Games on an iPad

Posted by on October 17, 2012 with 3 Comments

How to Run MusicLearningCommunity Games on an iPad

 The MusicLearningCommunity.com games utilize flash. However, iPads do not natively support Flash.  But, there is good news! There is a way to run flash games on an iPad!Run Flash on an iPad

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7 Ways to Maximize Learning with Music Games

Posted by on October 4, 2012 with 0 Comments

7 Ways to Maximize 
Learning with Music Games

In school, I always enjoyed playing classroom games. Learning technologies such as MusicLearningCommunity.com have not only taken classroom games to a new level, they also enable teachers to create customized learning experiences for each student. Then students are challenged to compete against their own scores to achieve higher levels. Here are some thoughts from our members about how to make the most effective use of learning games in teaching.

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