Category Archives: music

Music and data go together beautifully in my classroom

Data has a place in any classroom, even if you’re teaching music. I have been using Microsoft’s Power BI to visualize data that represents how my students hear pitch intonations, and to show them how accurately they tune their string instruments.

Although it is normally marketed as a business analytics tool, Power BI is available to educators using an Office 365 for Education license. Just like its Office 365 siblings, Power BI provides a canvas and the tools I need for me to be creative, except now I’m working with data.… Visit the author's original post

eLearning Through The Lens Of Key Competencies

In the last week of Term 2 I had the opportunity to present at the NZ Tech Advance Education Technology Summit hosted at Massey University’s Albany Campus. Key topics and subjects discussed include: Inquiry | Creativity | Collaboration – The role of … Continue reading Visit the author's original post

Global Holiday Song Exchange Skype-a-Thon

Yesterday the students at the South Elementary got to experience one of the great joys of the holiday season – music from around the world.  Through Skype, our students took part in seven different group calls that allowed them to exchange holiday songs with students from five different continents.

The planning of the project over the past 2 weeks was done with the help of a lesson posted on the Skype in the Classroom website.  We asked for classrooms in other locations to contact us if they wished to participate.  … Visit the author's original post

Global Holiday Song Exchange Skypeathon Kick-Off

Our global holiday song exchange got off to an exciting start today when students in Mrs. Seifert’s second grade class connected with new friends in Venezuela to share some of our favorite holiday songs and traditions.  Students at the Global School Project in Maracay, Aragua played instruments and sang three of their favorite traditional Christmas songs in Spanish.  They had beautiful voices and our students enjoyed listening to them.  Our students sang three of their favorite songs from their recent holiday concert.… Visit the author's original post