|Learning Target OR Standards & Connections|
||Adaptable to all levels|
|What you’ll need: Your learners will need a device, access to Soundtrap and a Makey Makey. It is recommended to have the teacher’s screen projected for the introduction and wrap-up of this lesson.
Environment: The potential environment for this lesson is very flexible. A music teacher could use this lesson while introducing Soundtrap and/or Makey Makey. This is an opportunity to blur the lines between subjects while embedding the Arts into more technical and core subject matter. This lesson could be adapted to all ages and abilities but is designed predominately for elementary and middle school with an emphasis on differentiation (meet the student where they are). Anyone and everyone can participate and the complexity of the end result is quite unpredictable!
|Grouping and assignment specifications are two main ways you can differentiate the activity for various learning styles/speeds and ensure inclusivity for all. If one student works better solo, let them rock it on their own. If you have two high flyers, let them work through this activity quickly and perhaps jump ahead to the next lesson using Scratch!|
The author of this is Meredith Allen. Prior to joining the Soundtrap team, Meredith served as an Instructional Technology Consultant at Prairie Lakes Area Education Agency in Iowa. Preceding her consulting, Meredith taught instrumental music, K-7 technology and facilitated a district’s Virtual Reality Education Pathfinders program. She also served on their District Leadership Team, served as the district’s Technology Integrationist, and assisted with the implementation of the district’s 1:1 computing initiative. Meredith has a Master’s of Science in Technology for Education and Training and participated in the 2016 Iowa cohort of the national Teacher Leadership Initiative.
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