Sunday, 10 June 2012
Whilst looking at different web tools I came across Quizlet http://quizlet.com/4739056/musical-instruments-flash-cards/ It's an online flashcard website which has ready made quizzes for students. I found one on instruments which will be useful with my year 2s. It is also possible to make your own or get students to make a set. My year 6/7s are currently doing a music project on a music artist of their choice, when they are finished I may get them to create online flashcards to use with the class after their presentations.
This week in year 2 we are looking at the different instrument families. Using the Musical Mysteries program on the BBC NI website http://www.bbc.co.uk/northernireland/schools/4_11/music/mm/ we will listen to the a range of instruments. As a class the students will then listen to the instrument fact files and complete a accompanying worksheet. The students will then use Tagxemo http://www.tagxedo.com/ to create a word cloud on a given family of instruments. We have been using the musical mysteries program as a basis for our learning in year 2 this term and the stuednts have really enjoyed working their way through activities.