Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Recorder Express Game

We're going to trying out a lot of fun, new activities this year (especially technology activities!). One of these activities is for fourth and fifth graders playing recorder. It's a free, online game using your recorder and Recorder Express, which is one of the books we use in class. We will be creating accounts in music using your school email accounts, but if you can't wait and would like a sneak peak, go visit the JoyTunes website. Ask your parents first!

You need your recorder and a microphone on your computer for the game to work. I'll have a few microphones available for checkout at school. Mac computers have a built-in microphone, so you don't need another one.

Music Teacher Friends: If you sign up using this link, my students will gain access to more music from Recorder Express. We appreciate your help!



Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Preparing for the new year

Wow. I really dropped the ball with the classroom blog last school year. Last year was a little crazy since I was teaching technology and music. This year I am back to only teaching music. I'm hoping that frees up a little more time to blog about our classroom activities. I really love sharing what the students are doing.

This week I was able to get back into the music room to start putting things back together for the upcoming school year. The floors are newly waxed and everything looks clean and shiny. I'll post some pictures of the classroom as soon as it is ready for students.

I have a newly revamped website for our music classroom. It's not completely done, but I've got a really good start. You can visit it at https://sites.google.com/a/isd2190.org/music-at-bert-raney/home. This is a different address from the previous music website, so please bookmark it and use this site from now on.