Last Minute 9/11 Commemorative Music Hyperdoc {Editable Resource – Ready to Assign!}

Scrambling for a fulfilling, content-rich 9/11 activity for kids today? Here, try this: 9/11 Commemoration Music Hyperdoc.  Feeling risky? Just assign it in Google Classroom. All the content, videos, and assignment instructions are embedded in links throughout the document. Sometimes I totally prepare meaningful and insightful lessons that align in multi-dimensions to standards across curricula … Continue reading Last Minute 9/11 Commemorative Music Hyperdoc {Editable Resource – Ready to Assign!}

Active Listening with QR Codes {Editable Docs}

I love to give kids "Active Listening" days in music.  In the 90s, the positive effect music has on the brain was popularized as the Mozart Effect when research indicated that listening to Mozart while completing simple tasks resulted in short-term improvements to spatial-temporal reasoning. Since then, music advocacy has seen a boost in importance and … Continue reading Active Listening with QR Codes {Editable Docs}

Interactive Worksheets in Google Slides {Editable Note Naming Slide}

I love creating simple activities for students in Google Slides.  Earlier this month I shared my Interactive Instrument Sort.  I had originally created this sort in Google Drawings then later transferred the idea to Slides.  I now keep a file full of one-slide activities that I pull from each year to create new, relevant hyperdocs … Continue reading Interactive Worksheets in Google Slides {Editable Note Naming Slide}

Tech Chat: Differentiate Using Screencastify & QR Codes {Screencastify Premium GIVEAWAY}

I love to use Screencastify and QR Codes to create blended learning experiences for kids as well as to provide a digital lesson board for students who miss class or need review.  Learn more as I host a Tech Chat for School City of Mishawaka's Summer of Digital Learning! ENTER TO WIN A SCREENCASTIFY PREMIUM … Continue reading Tech Chat: Differentiate Using Screencastify & QR Codes {Screencastify Premium GIVEAWAY}

Teach with Popular Music {Editable Pop-Music Hyperdoc}

One of my favorite projects to assign my middle school general music classes is this Popular Music Through the Ages Hyperdoc.  It's an extended listening assignment that has students listen to randomly selected top hits from different decades in history according to Billboard.com. The "random selection" comes in the form of a family/friend/school survey. Students … Continue reading Teach with Popular Music {Editable Pop-Music Hyperdoc}