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    Teacher Links:  Art & Music 
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Art: 

    Point and Shoot 3D Modeling with 123D Catch  The app directs the user through a series of shots in order to capture all angles of a 3D object. After some rendering, the app sews together all overlapping images and creates a digital version. It is extremely easy.
    Free app
    http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/123d-catch/id513913018?mt=8 

     
     
     
     
     
    The Art of Education - "Ridiculously Relevant Professional Development for Art Teachers" an online resource for PD, lessons and a full Art Ed Conference
     
     
     
     
     
    STEAMportal (education closet)   http://educationcloset.com/steam/ 
    STEAM Basics • The Process • ArtsTech Tools • Lessons 
    Free STEAM Lessons/Lesson Seeds – Download one (or more) today!  These samplings are some excellent STEAM lesson seeds to give your program a boost.   Touching on topics from fractions, poetry, the scientific method, engineering and digital arts initiatives, these lessons are a perfect way for you to get started with STEAM, or to enhance a program you already have in place.  Each grade level is sortable by fine arts or content standard, as well as grade.  Enjoy these free, high-quality resources.
     
     
     
     
     
    Digital Art (Pinterest Board) - http://www.pinterest.com/ariadne09/digital-art/
     
     
     
     
     
    Post-It Note Art Show  
     
     
     
     
     
    The Power of Quiet - video   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rUaj7rj6MI8 
     

     

     
     
     
     
    Music: 
     
    The Aurasma Wall of Fame in the Music Room   http://www.youtube.com/watch/?v=iX52J3I3Eyw 

    Published on Feb 28, 2014

    This is a very brief example of how Augmented Reality is being used in an elementary music classroom. The class is flipped with students learning on their own and sending in videos. The best of these videos, linked to a trigger image, magically play when scanned. Further details at www.cphmusic.net

     
     
     
     
     

    Flipped Recorder Class http://www.cphmusic.net/2014/02/flipped-the-elementary-recorder-class.html

    This is the second year of teaching my elementary recorder class with technology and the resulting progress of my students could not be more profound. This year, we have completely flipped the recorder unit of study. 

     
     
     
     
     
    Virtual Piano Keyboard Tools

    Ever want to lead your students in singing, “Happy Birthday” or play the Jeopardy jingle while giving them time to come up with an answer? This tip features a couple of web tools that will transform your computer keyboard (or interactive whiteboard) into a piano keyboard!
    Here are a couple of different websites with virtual keyboards. You can experiment and see which one works best for you. 

     

    Basic Instructions:

    1. Go to one of the tools listed above.
    2. Play notes in one of three ways:
      a. Click the on-screen keys with your mouse.
      b. Touch the on-screen keys on your interactive whiteboard.
      c. Press the home-row keys on your computer keyboard.
     
     
    Songs to Try:

    Happy Birthday:

    Computer keyboard:

    a  a  s  a  f  d

    a  a  s  a  g  f

    a  a  k  h  f  d  s

    u  u  h  f  g  f

    Piano (on-screen) keyboard:

    C  C  D  C  F  E

    C  C  D  C  G  F

    C  C  C1  A  F  E  D

    Bb  Bb  A  F  G  F

    - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - -

    Jeopardy:

    Computer Keyboard:

    g  k  g  a  g  k  g

    g  k  g  k  ;  l  k  j  h  y

    g  k  g  a  g  k  g

    k  h  g  f  d  s  a

    Piano (on-screen) Keyboard:

    G  C1  G  C  G  C1  G

    G  C1  G  C1  E1  D1  C1  B  A  G#

    G  C1  G  C  G  C1  G

    C1  A  G  F  E  D  C

    - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - -

    The Alphabet Song or Twinkle Twinkle Little Star or Ba Ba Black Sheep

    Computer Keyboard:

    a  a  g  g  h  h  g

    f  f  d  d  s  s  a

    g  g  f  f  d  d  s

    g  g  f  f  d  d  s

    a  a  g  g  h  h  g 

    f  f  d  d  s  s  a

    Piano (on-screen) Keyboard:

    C  C  G  G  A  A  G

    F  F  E  E  D  D  C

    G  G  F  F  E  E  D

    G  G  F  F  E  E  D

    C  C  G  G  A  A  G

    F  F  E  E  D  D  C

    - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - -

    Row, Row, Row Your Boat

    Computer Keyboard:

    a  a  a  s  d

    d  s  d  f  g

    k  k  g  g  d  d  a  a

    g  f  d  s  a

    Piano (on-screen) Keyboard:

    C   C   C   D   E

    E   D   E   F   G

    C1   C1   G  G   E   E   C   C

    G   F   E   D   C

    - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - -

    Mary Had A Little Lamb

    Computer Keyboard:

    j  h  g  h  j  j  j

    h  h  h  j  l  l

    j  h  g  h  j  j  j  j

    h  h  j  h  g

    Piano (on-screen) Keyboard:

    B  A  G  A  B  B  B

    A  A  A  B  D1  D1

    B  A  G  A  B  B  B  B

    A  A  B  A  G

    - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - -

    The Farmer In the Dell

    Computer Keyboard:

    c  f  f  f  f  f

    g  h  h  h  h  h

    k  k  l  k  h  f

    g  h  h  g  g  f

    Piano (on-screen) Keyboard:

    C  F  F  F  F  F

    G  A  A  A  A  A

    C1  C1  D1  C1  A  F

    G  A  A  G  G  F

    - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - -

    Eensy, Weensy Spier

    Computer Keyboard:

    a  f  f  f  g  h  h

    h  g  f  g  h  f

    h  h  u  k  k   u  h  u  k  h

    f  f  g  h  h   g  f  g  h  f

    a  a  f  f  f  g  h  h

    h  g  f  g  h  f

    Piano (on-screen) Keyboard:

    C  F  F  F  G  A  A

    A  G  F  G  A  F

    A  A  Bb  C1  C1    Bb  A  Bb  C1  A

    F  F  G  A  A     G  F  G  A  F

    C  C  F  F  F  G  A  A

    A  G  F  G  A  F

    - – - – - – - – - – - – - – -

    Here are some printable cards for the songs to make it easier to look and play at the same time:    http://www.evernote.com/shard/s2/sh/7663a3d3-58b2-4aeb-97e4-524ce2e39fdf/4909f46443fce70eadaf184252ebbb68