Activities for Primary Music Teachers using Technology: These can be adapted for other grades.

K-2:
  1. Peer Gynt
  2. Carnvial of the Animals
  3. Program Music
  4. Movement/Dance
  5. Soundscapes (Made sounds/created sounds)

3 and 4:
  1. Instruments of the Orchestra
  2. Music From other cultures/Around the World.
  3. Bush Music (Music from Australia)
  4. Re-writing Songs...(nursery rhymes/rap)

5 and 6:
  1. Film Scores/Soundtracks
  2. Musicals- Designing your own
  3. STOMP
  4. Radio Station- create your own jingles
  5. Create your own avatar: http://www.xtranormal.com/
  6. Art and Music; (Tie it in with Minimalism, Impressionism etc)



Activity for PD Day:
Dropbox File: http://db.tt/4iIo9Np
http://www.a1freesoundeffects.com/
Sound Files to work with;
File 1:
File 2:
File 3:
File 4:

Activity 1: Audacity (Basics) Cut, Copy, Paste
Setting up a soundscape using found sounds.https://docs.google.com/Doc?id=df4f25rh_198c9tqf9kr

Basic Powerpoint for Revision/New Skills: http://wiki.audacityteam.org/wiki/Category:Tutorial (2nd on list) under external tutorials.


Activity 2: Audacity: Changing Keys

Activity 3: Audacity: Changing the Tempo

Activity 4: Audacity: Removing the vocals

Activity 4.1: Record into Audacity
  1. Getting ready to record by setting up your preferences: http://www.guidesandtutorials.com/audacity-preferences.html
  2. Recording Audio from your computer: http://wiki.audacityteam.org/wiki/Recording_audio_playing_on_the_computer
  3. Creating your own ringtone: http://wiki.audacityteam.org/wiki/Making_Ringtones

Activity 4.2: Final Mixdown-
  1. Mixing
  2. Adding Effects:
  3. Exporting out...

Activity 5: MuseScore
  1. Learning the tools (very similiar to Sibelius layout) and using "Twinkle, Twinkle".

Activity 6: Interactive with a Diff: Using either computer or IWB to create a visual drawing whilst listening to music.
  1. Flashpaint: http://www.flashpaint.com/
  2. Jackson Pollock: http://jacksonpollock.org/

Activity 7: Setting up Delicious Account/Twitter

Activity 8: Basics of Wiki's

Activity 9: Wordle:
  1. Create a Wordle with your current theme in class: http://www.wordle.net/create

Activity 10: Plan an activity for YOUR classroom (in pairs) using some of the tools you have learnt today...