Music Education Smartboard Integration Information



SMART Notebook Software: SMART Board has software that you can use to create lessons. The notebook software has a lot of bells and whistles to it such as games accessories like dice, spinners, etc. It also has various teaching tools like maps, graphics, pictures, tabs, etc. In addition, if you perform a google search for music SMART Board lessons, you will find lessons created with the notebook software that you can download and utilize right away.

My Daughter Kim's Smartboard in Music Web Site
Music Teach-nology
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Useful Websites:
Music Techie Teachers
BC Selem Music
GarageBand in the Classroom
Smart Tech
Ed Tech
Music Teach PBWorks
Mrs Friedman Music
Great elementary music handout from a workshop I attended

The Smart Board Exchange. Search by Grade Level or Subject area or topic. Why start from scratch when there are thousands and thousands of Smartboard Notebook presentations all ready for you to use for free!http://exchange.smarttech.com/
If you have a Promethean Interactive Whiteboard, check out Promethean Planet Flipchat Presentations archive.Over 650,000 presentations currently available!http://www.prometheanplanet.com/
Some of my favorite lessons that I have found by performing a google search are:

1.The note tree: the students click and drag quarter, half, whole, and eighth notes off the tree and place them in the proper quarter note, half note, whole note, or eighth note circle.2. Using the lines in the notebook software and creating a 2-line staff or a 3-line staff that the students can click and drag noteheads to the lines or spaces of the staff.3. The note game: There are various notes projected on the SMART Board. The students must use the SMART Board pen to circle all of the quarter notes. When finished, they pull out the answer tab from the side of the screen, which will reveal where all of the quarter notes are. The students then can self-assess their answers.
These are just some ideas on how to utilize a SMART Board in your classroom. The board and software itself take a little time to get used to. However, your students will love using the board and you will love having a large, interactive, visual teaching tool in your classroom.
Online INteractive Lessons
http://library.thinkquest.org/15413/
Music Eduation Online Resourceshttp://www.childrensmusicworkshop.com/
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11 Ideas for Music Lessons on your Interactive Whiteboard


I’ve been asked several times recently on Twitter to recommend ideas for Music lessons that involve the interactive whiteboard. So here are 10 free resources, and one excellent paid-for resource, that will help you make music on your interactive whiteboard. More can be found on this delicious list.
MoodStream
Moodstream is a really interesting tool. It combines images (from Getty Images) and audio tracks to suit your mood. Would be good to investigate how different sounds and tunes affect our how we feel. Choose from combinations of happy/sad, calm/lively, warm/cool etc. Is really interesting to leave running for a while and see what it does.
Shaun the Sheep’s Bleat Box
Make music with Shaun the Sheep of Wallace and Gromit fame. Click on a sheep to make them bleat! Great fun. Includes a free play mode or a memory game.
Making Music from Help Kidz Learn
Simply press a piano key or run your finger down the keys on a touch screen, to play the notes. Mouse users can click on the keys. The keys are in different bright colours and marked with the note they play.
Virtual Drum Kit
Ken Brashear has made a giant drum kit that you play simply by hitting the different hotspots on the image. Very therapeutic.
Music Match Game
This game helps you learn how to play the piano and read music. You can learn the notes, learn the keys or both.
Drum Machine
An interactive drum machine that lets you build up different beats to create your own drum track which you can then export as a swf file.
Poisson Rouge Piano
A simple interactive piano that lets you produce a tune and then play it back. Will show the musical notation at the same time.
Muxicall
A collaborative “wall of music” Click on the notes to play a track, but other people can also be using it at the same time and play music between you!
Toy Theatre Music
4 different games here. Compose your own music, create drum beats, music maker and piano puppet. Try them out!
Musical Monsters
A paid-for resource that is wonderful for KS1 is Musical Monsters from Q& Multimedia. Create rhythms and melodies by putting the singing creatures onto the music board, then listen to – and watch – the results.
And finally… Reindeer Orchestra

Probably best left until close to Christmas, but click on the reindeer’s noses to make them sing. Choose from several christmas carols, or free play mode.
More links can be found on my delicious list at: http://delicious.com/dannynic/music+iwb

Great List from http://mustech.pbworks.com/

Nice list from ehow...
http://www.ehow.com/how_7774895_use-smart-board-teach-music.html

How to Use a SMART Board to Teach Music

, eHow Contributor
updated January 13, 2011


Use SMART Board technology to ensure your music lessons are exciting and engaging.

The SMART Board is a technological advance in classrooms. It is an interactive whiteboard that allows teachers to prepare materials in a more modern way while promoting student involvement with the lessons. If you are a teacher who is interested in learning how to use the SMART Board in your own classroom, follow the examples of other teachers who are currently using it. While this new technology may seem intimidating and confusing at first, once you have learned how to use the SMART Board properly, the opportunities are endless.
Difficulty:Moderate

Instructions

    • 1Talk to your school's principal about purchasing a SMART Board if you don't have one already. Research the school's budget and secure funds to acquire it. Convince the administrators and
      parent organizations to embrace the addition of new technology in the classroom.
    • 2Attend a seminar or workshop to learn how to properly use a SMART Board, particularly for music class.
    • 3 Visit another school and sit in on a music class that uses a SMART Board. Take notes and ask the teacher questions after the class is over. Observe what works in the classroom and what doesn't. Ask the teacher for sample lesson plans.
    • 4 Use your SMART Board to take attendance. Music classes, particularly choirs and bands, tend to have a large number of students. Have your students sign in electronically.
    • 5 Create warm-ups for each day. The SMART Board allows you to make a different warm-up depending on the pieces you are studying. Ensure your students are looking at the screen to lessen any distractions. They can view the notes as they are warming up.
    • 6 Use your SMART Board to teach music notation. Draw a musical staff and lock it into place. Import graphics and notes according to the piece you are composing. Have your students create their own pieces.
    • 7 Program your SMART Board to play notes. Find sound files of each note and upload them on to the SMART Board. Place the notes on the staff in order to create a song. Assign each note a sound and apply the appropriate sound file.
    • 8 Test your students. Set up three or four possible answers for each question. Have each student identify a note that you request. Program the SMART board so that wrong answers play a buzzer sound and the correct answer plays a dinging sound.
    • 9 Download SMART Board programs. Obtain Sibelius or Finale Notepad, two types of software for music notation. Use these programs to teach rhythm, composition, and solfege. They also help students recognize different melodic patterns in varying keys.
    • 10 Use the SMART Board for studies. Teach your students about musical eras, biographical histories of composers and special holiday music celebrations. The SMART Board will replace CDs, cassettes and posters because this information is available interactively on your SMART Board presentation.


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Social Networking

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Getting Started With an Interactive Whiteboard

  • White Board ChallengeA 14 week project to encourage educators to use and learn about interactive whiteboards. There are 7 challenges and each one includes some instruction on how to use a given feature on the IWB. An excellent way to challenge yourself to use the IWB regularly AND learn about all of the things it can do!
  • SmartBoard in the Elementary Music Classroom
    • Here is the handout from a workshop I presented back in November (word document). Enjoy! (Allison Friedman)

Smartboard Lessons

  • Animusic Creation--a project to use in conjunction with viewing the Animusic DVD. Students "invent" their own imaginary instrument and say what instrument family it belongs to.
  • Chopin--interactive composer lesson
  • Freddie the Frog--note-reading activities for use in conjunction with Freddie the Frog and the Thump in the Night.
  • Louis Armstrong--teaches about the trumpet player. Intended to be used with If I Only Had a Horn, but can be adapted for use with any book or video about him.
  • Note Name Game--intro or review of note reading with interactive games.
  • Rain--Composition project based on Perpetuum Jazzile's performance of "Rain."
  • **Bernie Bee flash animation**
  • **Bernie Bee Interactive Noteboo**k
  • **Five Little Snowmen Flash Animation**
    • Click a snowman to make him melt, click the house to make the music play again.
  • **Nursery Rhyme Smart Notebooks**
  • Musical Fractions Game
  • **Smartboard resources from the UK**
  • **Transportation SMART Notebook**
  • **SMART Notebook to go with //Country Crossing// by Jim Aylesworth**
    • This SMART Notebook is designed to help students match instruments with sounds in the book.
  • **//Peter and the Wolf// SMART Notebook**
  • K-2 notation activities.notebook (Notebook 10)
  • Zoo Pals.notebook (Notebook 10)
  • doggies.notebook (Notebook 10)

  • Musical Spelling Bee --(Allison Friedman) First a review of note names, then a musical spelling bee game (words not included).
  • Staff Activities - (Allison Friedman) Blank staff for notes to be drawn on and a staff where you can drag sol/mi
  • Listen - Gameplan4.notebook (Beth Jahn) visual for activity in Gameplan 4, p. 3
  • Solfege Ladder.notebook - (Beth Jahn) moveable solfege pieces - low sol to high do
  • TrebleClefNotes.notebook - (Beth Jahn) flashcards for the lines and spaces of the treble clef. Change the order of the pages if you want them in a more random order. Alter in any other way you see fit for your purposes.
  • Rhythm Cards Grade 4.notebook - Rhythm Cards for GamePlan Grade 4.
  • "**I Wish" Poem (from Share the Music-4)** -- (Allison Friedman) Activity with a 4 line poem, students in 4 groups make their own melody to poem. Then they put their melody on the board. When you press the note (after they are placed) it plays the actual pitch as well. Have the students press each note or duplet with a steady beat and it should play back exactly as it should. I impressed myself making this one! (A. Friedman)
  • **Fill a Measure** -- (Allison Friedman) good with a lesson on meter and/or note durations. first page fill measures with different time signatures, 2nd page write a 4 measure rhythm piece.
  • Treble Clef Notes - moveable notes so students can practice note names. I have them label spaces, then lines.
  • Bass Clef Notes - same as treble but now in bass clef.
  • Guitar Chord Builder - Two guitar necks. One for students to place dot where fingers go, second has dots numbered according to finger.
  • Pumpkin Stew - from MacMillan Share the Music Grade 1 - The song is pieced up into the different beats of the song. I used it to introduce the song and to talk about division of the beat.
  • **Instruments of the Orchestra** -- (Allison Friedman) A lesson to go along with my K-5 unit of the 4 families of instruments. Has lots of pictures, facts, and sound clips. To hear a sample of each instrument, click on its picture. The last page also contains samples of woodwind, string, brass, and percussion ensembles. It is a huge file and it took a loooong time to make! ENJOY!
  • **I****n the Meadow** -- (Allison Friedman) Pictures and lyrics to go with the song: "In the Meadow" from Share the Music - 1
  • 2 4 6 8 -- Classic chant -- written with beat bars on the first page. Second page allows you to drag quarter / eight notes.
  • Note Reading GAB (recorder) -- (Allison Friedman) G A B and rhythm practice for recorders. First page: Have students drag the 3 notes to the staff; Second Page: Answer questions about note/rest values; Third Page: "Hot Cross Buns."
  • Holst's: "The Planets" -- (Allison Friedman) a lesson on Holst's planets suite. Example 1 is Mars and Example 2 is Jupiter. Listen to the other planets on the last page.
  • "Variations on America" -- A Listening map for the Charles Ives's piece.
  • **Octaves** -- (Allison Friedman) A 4th grade lesson on octaves. Song examples: "Sarasponda," "Hop Up and Jump Up," and "This is My Country." Can have students use the highlighter tool to find octaves in the music.
  • **6/8 Lesson** --(Allison Friedman) 4th grade lesson on 6/8 time. Listening example: "Over the Hills and Far Away" (Percy Grainger). Music is played by clicking on the title.
  • **Unit on Form** -- (Allison Friedman) This is my 3 part unit on musical form for 5th grade. Part I: Round, Canon, Fugue, Part II: AB, ABA, Rondo, and Part III: Theme & Variation. All sound and movie samples are included. For the "Pachabel's Canon" example you will need Finale 2008 (or notepad) and it works best if played in scroll mode. All sound samples can be played by clicking on the titles (and the diamonds on the guess that form page). Mystery form is Theme & Variations and examples 2-9 are all variations of example 1. Any questions, email me: ashap18@mac.com (A
  • **Major/Minor** -- (Allison Friedman) 5th grade lesson on major and minor. Includes scales, few listening examples, and a game (click on the example then have students drag to appropriate category in game....) Click on words or graphics to hear scale and song examples. (A. Friedman)
  • Bow Wow Wow - (Beth Jahn) 1st grade notation lesson for Bow Wow Wow.
  • **Engine Engine Number 9** -- A very basic lesson for teaching sol/mi on the staff and the song "Engine Engine Number 9."
  • **Jazz Lesson** - (Allison Friedman) Here is a jazz lesson I have used, has sound samples and videos. This will be my first year using it with the board, last year I just had it as a powerpoint. Click on pictures of instruments to hear sound examples (A. Friedman).
  • Sol-Mi (High/Low) 1st Grade Lesson -(Allison Friedman) A lesson with a bunch of sol-mi, introduction to staff and putting solfege on the staff, etc songs. Songs include: Rain Rain Go Away, Blank staff with infinite cloner solfege notes, Hush Little Minnie, Introduction to the Staff (with infinite cloner note), Tinker Tailor.
  • MalletMadness.notebook - (Beth Jahn) This is the map I use to keep track where instruments and students should be for my Mallet Madness lessons. These lessons are based on the book Mallet Madness by Artie Almeida. The map may not be all that useful for you, but you may be able to use pieces of it to create your own or for some other purpose altogether.
  • Koosh Rhythm Game 1 - (Beth Jahn) This game uses rhythms from Gameplan Grade 1. Get an air-filled Koosh Ball. Kids throw the koosh ball at the screen to hit the circles and then they play or clap the rhythm that pops up on the screen. This game (a variation) was shown to me at an official Smart Board training, so it is safe for your board.
  • **Long & Short Sounds** - (Allison Friedman) This is a simple introductory activity for K or 1 on Long & Short sounds. You have the students sort the different sounds into 2 categories: Long Sounds and Short Sounds.
  • **High & Low** - (Allison Friedman) This is an introductory activity for K or 1 for the concept of High and Low. First page, students sort pictures of things that we might find up high and that we might find down low; then graphics for: Gingerbread Man song (Musicplay K); Autumn Leaves (Musicplay K); Star Light, Star Bright (Share the Music-K).
  • **I am a Pizza** - (Allison Friedman) Graphics and lyrics for the song "I Am a Pizza" (Musicplay K)
  • How Melodies Move 1 - (Allison Friedman) What is a melody? Beginning to draw melodies and Whoopee Cushion (MusicPlay - 3) needs fonts
  • How Melodies Move 2 - (Allison Friedman) Drawing melodic lines with 10 listening examples (included), as well as Lil Liza Jane and Donkeys Are In Love With Carrots (MusicPlay-3). For worksheet, see my other wiki's Worksheets page. *needs fonts

  • How Melodies Move 3--(Allison Friedman) A lesson on how melodies move: repeated notes, stepwise, skips. Also includes the song: "I Don't Care if The Rain" (Share the Music - 4) and "The Star Spangled Banner"
  • **Rockin' Recorder Method Book** -(Allison Friedman) SMARTBoard version of my recorder book (http://recorder.mrsfriedmanmusic.com)
  • **Musical Spelling Words** - (Allison Friedman)To Help With the Learning of Names of Notes
  • **Folk Songs** -(Allison Friedman) Some folk songs that my 3rd graders will learn in the beginning of the year. The songs will also be used to find different types of rests, sing with body/instrumental accompaniment, and find B A and G. *needs fonts
  • Body Percussion Pieces -(Allison Friedman) Some body percussion pieces from Mark Burrow's "The Body Electric 2.0" book. *needs fonts
  • **Engine Engine Number 9.notebook**(Tari McKee) Uses the traditiional melody and then adds more practice with so me using picture icons and finally traditional notation. The 2nd slide of each new melody will play when the train cars are touched.
**Measure_Up.notebook** (Tari McKee) In this game teams spin the spinner to determine which note value to drag to a 4-beat measure. The team that completes exactly one measure wins.


Activboard Lessons


  • The Magic Tunnel - drag a note name through the tunnel to see what the note actually looks like. Makes kids go "aaah!" By Martha Stanley
  • Heart Chart - translated into Activstudio by Martha Stanley, based on Laurie Zentz's Heart Chart. Well, I added a little with the grids and the notes..... Do dictation, rhythm notation, etc. Drag and drop notes and/or hearts.
  • Jello in the Bowl - a two-part lesson based on a familiar chant, for beginning drumming or rhythm activity for K-2. Includes a composition option and working directly with AABA and ABA forms. You could also change the words to "jelly in the bowl" since some do say the chant that way. (M. Stanley)
  • Fingering Chart Resource Pack - Resource pack with blank basic fingering charts for flute, clarinet, saxophone and three-valved brass instruments. I use this to create fingering review flip charts. These are basic but you can always have students draw in additional keys!



Powerpoint Lessons/Presentations:


Interactive Websites
  • Lomax, the Hound of Music - Companion website to the PBS Kids program (John Feierabrend was involved in the creation!) Watch videos from the series and play interactive games for beginning singers.
  • NY Philharmonic KidZone - Website from NY Philharmonic for kids to explore and play
  • Dallas Symphony Orchestra
  • Music Through The Curriculum - Phil Tulga's pretty amazing site that you and your kids can use with your IWB
  • Ricci Adams' Musictheory.net - A collection of music theory lessons and tools that work well with an IWB, LCD Projector or as individual work in a computer lab.
  • E-Music Theory.com - This site offers free music theory drills that work with an IWB, LCD Projector or as individual work in a computer lab. Subscribers have access to more features, such as tracking student scores over time, but the free elements are quite worthwhile.



Other Music Education Links/Lessons:


  • Collection of Powerpoint Templates of Popular Game Shows(http://www.murray.k12.ga.us/teacher/kara%20leonard/Mini%20T's/March%20Mini%20T-Games/Games.htm) Great website that contains a collection of powerpoint templates of popular game shows such as: Jeopardy, Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader, etc
  • Music Teach Teacher - Quizzes and Games This is a huge collection of quizzes and games that cover a wide variety of music concepts. Many of the activities are interactive Flash animations appropriate for use with an interactive white board.
  • Elementary Music Resources --(Allison Friedman) A collection of worksheets, choral accompaniments, and all of my SmartBoard files
  • **Rockin' Recorder** --(Allison Friedman) The interactive website for the recorder method book I made. (password is: "salem" -- lowercase). Flash site may take a few minutes to load -- there is also an html version. You can buy a copy of the book/cd at: http://www.cafepress.com/rockinrecorder and if you have any questions you can e-mail me.

Music Technology Links




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SMART Notebook Software:

SMART Board has software that you can use to create lessons. The notebook software has a lot of bells and whistles to it such as games accessories like dice, spinners, etc. It also has various teaching tools like maps, graphics, pictures, tabs, etc. In addition, if you perform a google search for music SMART Board lessons, you will find lessons created with the notebook software that you can download and utilize right away. Some of my favorite lessons that I have found by performing a google search are:

The note tree: the students click and drag quarter, half, whole, and eighth notes off the tree and place them in the proper quarter note, half note, whole note, or eighth note circle.

Using the lines in the notebook software and creating a 2-line staff or a 3-line staff that the students can click and drag noteheads to the lines or spaces of the staff.

The note game: There are various notes projected on the SMART Board. The students must use the SMART Board pen to circle all of the quarter notes. When finished, they pull out the answer tab from the side of the screen, which will reveal where all of the quarter notes are. The students then can self-assess their answers.
These are just some ideas on how to utilize a SMART Board in your classroom. The board and software itself take a little time to get used to. However, your students will love using the board and you will love having a large, interactive, visual teaching tool in your classroom.