Using ‚ÄòTablets‚Äô in Interactive Music Lessons
(With a free lesson link!)
This week‚Äôs blog is about using technology to bring lessons into the 21st century. IPads and tablets are very popular in schools at the moment as they offer children a new and exciting way of learning. In this computer age, ICT (information computer technology) is part of the curriculum and will be incorporated in some form of education.
Being a music teacher is no exception when it comes to going digital. In the past, I have used some great digital programs to teach children how to do sampling and make new songs and sounds. There are many types of child friendly music programs that can offer children an opportunity to manipulate sound waves, drag and drop loops, and try out instruments they may not have instant access to.
Tablets and IPads make classroom learning very fun and exciting to a younger generation that are growing up surrounded by this technology. Combine using IPads with music and the chance to play ‚Äòrealtime‚Äô guitars, drums and keyboards and children get inspired beyond levels and are more than keen to experiment.
There is a website that offers a bit of a lesson. It will only benefit schools with access to IPads, androids, or any other form of tablet, and it involves a bit of planning and ground work. By this I mean downloading a few musical instrument apps and a simple musical score, to be able to make the lesson happen. However, having the instrument apps installed can present all kinds of possibilities and opportunities for creating more exciting digital music lessons‚Ä¶ always very handy!
Here is the link. If anything, it‚Äôs helpful for lesson ideas.
Let us at 1st Note Education know what you think of the lesson ideas.