GradesK to 12
In the ClassroomUse the information on this site to develop your understanding of AI, along with increasing your awareness of the benefits and negative aspects of AI. Take advantage of the activities shared on More Than Human for students to explore music and art activities. For example, select Create Your Own Artwork to create a Poem Portrait by adding one word to generate an addition to a collective poem or provide students with time to explore 12 Songs Created by Artificial Intelligence. Share articles and experiments with students by creating a Wakelet, reviewed here collection that includes links to materials found on this site and others of your choosing. After exploring the many applications of AI, ask students to debate the pros and cons of using Artificial Intelligence. Visit ProCon,reviewed here and search for artificial intelligence to find a discussion on the pros and cons of AI, along with discussion questions and an extensive resource list to use for research. Ask students to create videos, infographics, or multimedia presentations using Canva Edu, reviewed here to share their knowledge of AI.
GradesK to 12
In the ClassroomInclude this site with your other classroom resources for teaching about music. Share a link to the site or specific resources with students as a supplement to your current lessons. Consider using Wakelet, reviewed here to curate and share resources with students. For example, use the column feature in Wakelet to add content organized into categories by topics such as scales, chords, and instruments or categorize information by type of content, including interactives, videos, and articles. Extend learning by asking students to demonstrate their understanding of music theory topics by creating videos with Adobe Express Video Maker, reviewed here.
GradesK to 12
In the ClassroomVirtual Musical Instruments open the world of music to students who may not have access to an instrument at home. In your music class, offer the virtual piano as an option for students to learn about notes and scales without having access to a real piano. Allow your students to make their compositions to share with their peers. Challenge them to determine how to give the directions for their design to another person so they can repeat the original piece. Begin using the virtual piano with the names of notes displayed, then challenge students to begin playing without note labels. Ask students to use a screen recording tool such as Free Screen Recorder Online, reviewed here to demonstrate their ability to play scales or short compositions.
GradesK to 12
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In the ClassroomRead over the guide deciding which parts need to be shared with the class. Introduce the guide and the projects to students on an interactive whiteboard or with a projector through the part "activate prior knowledge." Then pair more computer savvy students with novice computer users or weak readers with stronger readers as needed. Next, the student-driven approach to the projects includes "Take a Closer Look" activities are scaffolded, guided learning activities that connect subject-area content and artificial intelligence concepts. "Culminating Performances" are meaningful performance tasks that challenge students to synthesize their learning and reflect on what they have learned. Once students have finished the first project, consider setting up computer stations for students to try out the different AI projects. Allow partners to work together.
Grades2 to 12
In the ClassroomAs the activities are completed, engage students further by using Flip, reviewed here to explain how the concepts in each actiivty could be applied to their favorite music genre. Ask them to comment on the ideas of their classmates, too!
Grades3 to 12
In the ClassroomShare this engaging interactive with students to introduce the concept of rhythm and classical music to students. Include this activity as part of a unit on composers or orchestras. Visit the TeachersFirst resource, You You Can't Play a Symphony Alone, reviewed here for many book suggestions and activities to include in your unit. Challenge students to explore rhythm further using Rhythmn Trainer, reviewed here, that provides activities to teach various rhythm sequences. As a final activity, ask students to create and teach rhythms to their peers. Record and share students' rhythm presentations using SchoolTube, reviewed here, or Flip, reviewed here.
Grades1 to 12
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App Smashing is the process of using multiple apps or tools to create a final product or project. Join us to learn about this concept and how to use Wakelet - a robust curation and digital storytelling tool - in an app smash. Participants will discover the benefits of app smashing in the classroom, explore examples, learn about five tools that can be smashed with Wakelet, then create their own app smash! As a result of this session, teachers will: 1. Understand the concept and benefits of app smashing; 2. Develop the skills and knowledge necessary to create an app smash using Wakelet; and 3. Begin planning to use a Wakelet app smash in an instructional setting. This session is appropriate for teachers at all technology levels.
In the ClassroomThe archive of this teacher-friendly, hands-on webinar will empower and inspire you to use learning technology in the classroom and for professional productivity. As appropriate, specific classroom examples and ideas have been shared. View the session with a few of your teaching colleagues to find and share new ideas. Find additional information and links to tools at the session resource page. Learn more about OK2Ask and upcoming sessions here.
In the ClassroomTake advantage of the many ideas and suggestions shared in Supporting Language Learners with Book Creator to create books and learning opportunities for students in any language. Book Creator includes a built-in language translator for ten languages. If you need additional translation help, download and use Microsoft Translator for Education, reviewed here, or Google Language Tools, reviewed here to translate virtually any language. Provide additional language learning opportunities by asking students to create books in English and their native language and make them available by sharing them on your class website or Google Classroom. Encourage students to read their books in their native language and discuss their culture as they learn from each other.
In the ClassroomInclude the books and activities this article suggests to engage students through movement and the arts. Have students create and share Reader's Theater productions to demonstrate learning of any content. Use Storyboard That, reviewed here to create storyboards as they plan their productions. After recording your students' Reader's Theater presentations, use Clipchamp, reviewed here to edit and transform your presentations into professional-looking productions.
In the ClassroomIn addition to taking advantage of the lesson ideas and books shared on this page, find more ideas at the TeachersFirst Special Topics Page, Resources Related to the Visual Arts, reviewed here. If your students cannot visit a museum to view sculptures in person, take a virtual visit through Google Arts and Culture, reviewed here. Begin your exploration at Google Arts and Culture by searching for sculptures, Edmonia Lewis, or visit any museum collections to learn more about sculptures.
In the ClassroomTake advantage of this article's many book ideas and activities to introduce students to jazz and its performers. Find more jazz activities at Jazz by BrainPop, reviewed here, which includes complete lesson plans for several grade levels or have students explore the interactive found at the Roots of Jazz, reviewed here that shares information about the roots of jazz in the US.
In the ClassroomTake advantage of the many book suggestions and activity ideas to include music in any content area. Not only does it encourage music appreciation, but it also provides options to engage students using music, the universal language. Encourage students learning to play instruments to share their skills with their peers to support their musical endeavors and ideas for classmates on becoming involved with music.
GradesK to 12
In the ClassroomWe have included resources for all grades. Remember, our "In the Classroom" suggestions with each reviewed resource, give you ideas about using these tools in your classroom.
Grades6 to 12
In the ClassroomLearn more about ways to incorporate podcasting in the classroom by viewing the archive of the OK2Ask: Podcasting 101: Using Podcasts in the Classroom, available here. Engage students in upcoming lessons by creating and sharing short podcasts as a preview for books to read or about historical characters featured in an upcoming unit. Use Zencastr to create videos for flipped or blended learning lessons. Enhance learning by asking students to create podcasts to share their learning and understanding of topics in a new way. For example, instead of writing a report about George Washington, ask students to create a multi-episode podcast that features important events in his life. Share student and teacher-created podcasts on your class website. Find several free and easy web page makers on TeachersFirst Edge.
Grades6 to 12
In the ClassroomLearn how to incorporate podcasting in the classroom by viewing the archive of the OK2Ask: Podcasting 101: Using Podcasts in the Classroom webinar available here. As an easy introduction to podcasting, ask students to create an audio recording of a read-aloud book, a story they created, or the morning announcements. Upload their podcast recording and share it on your class website or with parents. As students become familiar with creating podcasts, use this tool for several purposes, such as discussions of current lessons learned in math, an explanation of a science experiment, or a day in the life of a historical character. Extend learning by embedding or linking student podcasts as part of a larger multimedia project created using a webpage creator such as Webnode, reviewed here, or add a link within a timeline created using Canva's Timeline Infographic Templates, reviewed here.
Grades6 to 12
In the ClassroomUse Pinecast in a variety of ways in your classroom. First, let students become familiar with how to create audio files by practicing creating and sharing voice recordings of read-alouds. Then, as students become familiar with this tool, use it as a simple tool for uploading and sharing audio productions. For example, ask students to use Pinecast to record interviews with parents or other family members. For example, when studying immigration, ask students to record the story of a family member who immigrated to the U.S. Include student-created podcasts as a link within larger multimedia projects such as those created using Sway, reviewed here, or within an interactive map project made with Google My Maps, reviewed here.
GradesK to 12
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In the ClassroomBefore assigning games with students, use your whiteboard or a screen recording to demonstrate how to avoid ads found on the site. It is also helpful to add a short tutorial for some games to get students started, as most games do not include instructions. Select games on this site, and others, as part of an arts center that features music, art, and drama games and activities. Curate your resources into one place to make it easier for students to find and access them using Wakelet, reviewed here, or another curation tool. Instead of sharing several links onto computer devices, share a link to the Wakelet collection that includes all your resources.
GradesK to 12
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In the ClassroomUse this curated collection of videos to engage students in lessons in all subjects. Use EdPuzzle, reviewed here, to enhance the video content by adding comments, questions, and more within the video. Create interactive lessons with videos from this collection, formative assessments, and other interactive content using Pear Deck, reviewed here, to present material in a deeper, more robust manner. Upon completion of your lesson, extend learning by asking students to share their learning using a simple web page builder such as Straw.Page, reviewed here.
GradesK to 8
In the ClassroomPrint lesson plans during Native American Month, as a supplement to social studies lessons about cultures and states, or during geography lessons. Lesson plans are available in PDF format or as Google Documents; save any lesson to your Google Drive as a copy of the original document and edit it to fit your curriculum or adapt it as desired to fit current lessons. Use any or all materials found on this site as a personalized learning lesson for students to complete in person or remotely. For example, add a video, poem, and reflective activity, and additional materials to a SchoolStack, reviewed here, an activity that offers students a choice of learning materials and activities. Consider asking students to work in collaborative groups to research indigenous people based on their interests. For example, have a group explore dance, another their art and sculpture, and a group that researches geographic locations of the different tribes. Ask each group to share their learning by creating simple websites made with Telegra.ph, reviewed here. Telegra.ph provides simple website creation tools without all the distractions of backgrounds, templates, and other distractions. Easily add text, images, and links to any Telegra.ph site.
Grades4 to 12
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