Teaching to 'Tunes

Teaching to 'Tunes

Teaching to Tunes Ginger Hewitt, LNLC Carol Spain, MVES Todays Topics

Basics of iTunes Precautions Applying iTunes across the curriculum Frustrations of iTunes Basics of iTunes Free download www.apple.com/itunes Works for PCs or Macs Organizes digital music and video files

Basics of iTunes Importing music Compiles all your CDs into one place Time-consuming but worth it Be prepared with plenty of storage 4,000 songs equals about 10G Exporting music Same iTunes library for home and for work My documents My music iTunes library

Basics of iTunes Sorting music Artist

Title Album Song length Genre Rating Play count Shuffle Basics of iTunes Creating playlists By subject, personal favorites, etc.

Playing music Computer iTunes (with computer speakers) Ipod Headphones or earbuds or car transmitter Sounddock/speakers Remote control helpful Be Aware Lyrics in songs

Proofread lyrics/listen carefully before utilizing in instruction One example is www.elyrics.net Make sure the lyrics match the version youre using Kidfriendly versions Radio Disney Kidbopz Now collections Be Aware Copyright and Fair Use Policies

Music must be purchased by you Playing CD [for story time] is okay Copying music Can copy and use up to 10% in multimedia presentation (fair use) Must have written permission for publications or public presentations iTunes Across the Curriculum

Literacy Social Studies Science Math Everyday Life Physical Education

iTunes with Literacy Younger Grades Going on a Bear Hunt Prepositional phrases There was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly Reading predictability/repetition The Swing (1881) by Robert Louis Stevenson Turning poetry into song (1887 by Koven) Song with video (Cedarmont Kids, 1997)

iTunes with Literacy Older Grades Comparing/Contrasting versions and remakes Bon Jovis fast vs. slow versions of Livin on a Prayer/Prayer 94 Satire Weird Al Yankevick Bob Rivers Developing poetry into musical Cats (1981 musical) from TS Eliots book Old Possums Book of Practical Cats (1939) Developing music into movie/musical Abbas music into Mamma Mia

iTunes with Social Studies Younger Grades American History Patriotic songs Multiculturalism Wiggles Geography Mnemonic devices, i.e. States/Capitols Careers with songs written about them

On the Road Again about traveling The Barnyard Song about farming Play My Music about performing musicians iTunes with Social Studies Older Grades Historical Periods Swing era 1930s Big Band music Civil War When Johnny Comes Marching Home

Current events Demonstrations of local performances Create cultural atmosphere Vivaldis The Four Seasons Polka music for Oktoberfest Research biographies of musical artists Demo their music iTunes with Science

Younger Grades Twinkle Twinkle Little Star Read book and sing song Old MacDonald Had a Farm Discuss animals and appropriate sounds Dr. Jean http://www.drjean.org/drJeanCD/index.html Her songs are listed by subject area (6 pages!) All subjects, including science, reading, social studies, school, procedures, math, etc.

iTunes with Dr. Jean iTunes with Dr. Jean iTunes with Science Older Grades One never knows what devices others have come up

with for teaching assorted concepts http://www.edu-cyberpg.com/IEC/elementsong.html Cool websites http://www.songsforteaching.com/sciencesongs.htm Science songs for teaching Astronomy, Biology, Botany, Dinosaurs, Physical Science and Earth Science http://faculty.washington.edu/crowther/Misc/Songs/music.shtml Assorted science songs for secondary curriculum iTunes with Podcasting

A podcast is a series of media files, usually digital, audio, or video, that is made available for download via web syndication. (from www.wikipedia.org) Examples of podcasts for science http://www.mpsomaha.org/willow/radio/listen.html Students website with assorted podcasts http://www.abc3340.com/ Great for weather updates Naming Originally, Podcast = iPod + broadcast Changed to Personal, On-Demand broadcast

iTunes with Podcasting iTunes with Music Genre awareness Jazz Oldies Patriotic Music appreciation Tempo

Fast and slow songs Patterns Classic songs Crescendo/decrescendo iTunes with Math Basic concepts Schoolhouse Rock Multiplication Rock by Schoolhouse Rock Skip counting

Can Cockatoos Count by Twos? by Hap Palmer Subtraction Zack the Zebra by Happy Hatters Ten in the Bed by Cedarmont Kids Forming numbers The Numeral Song by Dr. Jean iTunes for Everyday Workout playlists Personally motivating music

Fast, fast, slow, fast, fast, slow Create playlist for housework and make it fun Audiobooks Great for walking www.amazon.com www.audible.com Or, can just use books on CD with walkman iTunes for Everyday Classical music for studying/naptimes The Mozart Effect book by Tom Campbell

iPod Touch Applications Pedometer Games Calorie Counter Calendar Address book iTunes for Physical Ed Stations/Centers Can set intervals for station/center rotations Activities

Stepping Stone Ladders Balance Beam iTunes for Physical Ed Movement/ Body Awareness Head, Shoulders, Knees & Toes Kickboxing with Rocky music Move the way the music makes you feel Various Songs

iTunes for Physical Ed Dance Unit (patterns) Popular dances Cha Cha Slide (following directions) Creative challenges Cha-Cha Slide while hula-hooping

Cupid Shuffle Macarena Hokie Pokie Bunny hop Chicken dance Line Dances iTunes for Physical Ed Rhythm Unit Lummi Sticks Tinikling Attention-getting strategies

We are the Champions by Queen Stomp stomp clap, {repeat}, {repeat} iTunes for Physical Ed Large group games Mission Impossible game with Mission Impossible theme music Indiana Jones game with Indiana Jones theme music Shark games (with Jaws music) with parachute Scooter board game

iTunes for Physical Ed Mixing your music Plenty of music mixing software available Many are free Most use MP3 format Mix songs together Change tempos Add rotating cue

Frustrations of iPods Expensive Locking up Reformat Accidently deleting music takes time to fix Must consistently check checkmarks for selections Can take a while to locate individual titles When lots of songs are in database Playlists help

Frustrations of iTunes MPEG-4 format iTunes exclusive Can be converted back to MP3 Takes time Must buy some conversion programs Frustrations of iTunes

iTunes Store Password required for playing Not an issue with music purchased from www.amazon.com or www.walmart.com Also usually cheaper ($.89 song) Back-up music frequently Especially if purchased from another online source Selected Bibliography

Cedarmont Kids Early Childhood songs across the curriculum Dr. Jean Songs across the curriculum Kidbopz and Radio Disney Cleaner versions of popular music

Schoolhouse Rock Songs across the curriculum Teacher and the Rockbots Science/Social Studies Tony Chestnut Physical Education Wiggles

Multicultural Questions? For further information or copies of presentation: [email protected] [email protected]

Thanks and have a great day!!

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