Using Technology to Build Community in Music Class

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The month of March is recognized as Music In Our Schools Month across the nation. Students in the Middle School rotate through specialists every 12 weeks so only one third of the student body currently has music class. The Middle School is using Google Apps for Education to include all students and staff in a school-wide celebration of music. Mrs. Mosley created a GoogleSite to be used for information postings and participation in activities. Individuals can post comments on the site to win a daily prize. Our celebration highlights different decades of music and what life was like during those time periods. There are links to collaborative Spotify playlists where participants and can listen to and add music from the featured decade. Weekly trivia games relating to information from the site or posted in the building are shared with all students and staff via the website and Gmail. Pictures from our Decades Dress-Up Days will be posted on the site. The website gives all grade levels, staff, the student newspaper, and our building news station one central location to find out and share music related information for the month.

You can follow along with our celebration as it progresses:   https://sites.google.com/a/salisburysd.org/miosm2016/

Submitted by Rachel Reinecke, Music Teacher and Dept. Chair, March 18, 2016

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