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There's Magic in That Sound! Music and Podcasts in Any Class!

Explore and create
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Explore and create : BYODex


Wednesday, June 26, 10:30 am–12:00 pm
Location: Franklin 1-2, Marriott

Taylor Haun  
Music is a universal language that can unlock deeper learning for students, and it shouldn't be confined to the band hall. Music should be in EVERY classroom. Come to this session and I’ll show you how to use music and podcasts to take your teaching to the next level!

Audience: Coaches, Curriculum/district specialists, Teachers
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices required
Attendee device specification: Smartphone: Android, iOS
Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
Participant accounts, software and other materials: Prior to the session, participants should visit:

Soundtrap.com/edu

And create a free school trial account.

Click the big orange button,
then the next big orange button.

NO CODE IS REQUIRED

Focus: Digital age teaching & learning
Topic: Communication and collaboration
Grade level: 6-12
Subject area: Music, STEM/STEAM
ISTE Standards: For Coaches:
Visionary Leadership
  • Contribute to the planning, development, communication, implementation and evaluation of technology-infused strategic plans at the district and school levels.
For Students:
Creative Communicator
  • Students create original works or responsibly repurpose or remix digital resources into new creations.
For Educators:
Designer
  • Use technology to create, adapt and personalize learning experiences that foster independent learning and accommodate learner differences and needs.
Disclosure: The submitter of this session has been supported by a company whose product is being included in the session

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

Objectives:
-Show how creating music and podcasts can give students and teachers the freedom to engage with the subject in fresh, yet deep ways
Participants leave with the ability to :
-Easily create and share simple audio recordings
-Quickly create songs, even without musical knowledge
-Collaborate on projects
-Overcome technology/device limitations with a cross-platform tool
-Publish podcasts on meaningful platforms like iTunes and Spotify

I will supply "bite-sized" project ideas with bit.ly/teachersnaps
as well as more in-depth lesson plans like : https://edublog.soundtrap.com/lesson-plans/

I'm happy to share success from my students as well as teachers and students around the world that I have helped support.

Album by my students: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/summer-sounds-vol-2/1433905719

Classroom examples:
https://edublog.soundtrap.com/category/classroom-examples/

Outline

Another grand entrance? https://twitter.com/RachelSpeasl/status/879729399339384832

Pre-Session (5 minutes)
Participants should come with their accounts made, but I'll spend a few minutes pre-session helping troubleshoot any account problems.

Intro (10 minutes)
It's important to give context and demonstrate the possibilities. I'll present some basic points to unify the audience as well show some examples of the awesome potential of music and podcasts in the classroom.

Ice Breaker (5 minutes)
I'll give participants a fun activity to get them up and interacting. We can't be fully creative if the air is stale!

Group Brainstorm (10 minutes)
Participants (in groups of 2-4) will discuss ways they have used music and audio in the past including successes and failures. Then they will develop some sample outlines of lessons they could take back to their schools.

Project 1 (10 minutes)
(individual) Participants will use their devices to create a simple audio recording. They will have just enough time to accomplish this one task.

Inspiration Time (10 minutes)
I will share 2-3 classroom examples to clearly demonstrate the potential of these tools.
I will show:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hd64L86xDQQ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cEVcGCrX7QI
and more, based on input received by audience.

Project 3 (10 minutes)
(groups of 2-4) Participants will choose one simple Podcast-Based lesson plan and use their devices to complete it. This will put them in the students' shoes. Without first-hand experience, the teacher or coach will be much less prepared to help students through the creative process.

Project 3 (15 minutes)
(groups of 2-4) Participants will choose one simple Music-Based lesson plan and use their devices to complete it. This will put them in the students' shoes. Without first-hand experience, the teacher or coach will be much less prepared to help students through the creative process.

Group Reflection (10 minutes)
This time is for participants to share their struggles, successes, and things they are looking forward to implementing at their schools.

Closing (10 minutes)
I will save time at the end to reflect on the day's learnings. I will ask participants to briefly share their experience. I will also take questions. Finally, I'll ensure everyone has access to a wide array of free resources going forward.

(If my presentation is modified to a 60 minute BYOD session I will likely cut one of the projects, and shave time off the reflection and closing.)

Supporting research

From my Participate Online PD course "Listen for Deeper Learning"

https://www.participate.com/collections/listen-for-deeper-learning-podcasts/9f5c6b4a-011c-4801-82ef-4d98e7b2f27f

https://www.participate.com/collections/listen-for-deeper-learning-must-know-concepts-for-the-modern-teacher/29d850fd-45f3-42de-a6f2-dff5a020824f

https://www.participate.com/collections/listen-for-deeper-learning-you-can-t-do-that/13ad32b9-56db-49c1-98c9-1cba71397187

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