Students wire up their own digital trumpets using a MaKey MaKey. They learn the basics of wiring a breadboard and use the digital trumpets to count in the binary number system. Teams are challenged to play songs using the binary system and their trumpets, and then present them in a class concert.
Every Good Boy Does Fine, by John Riggio, is another in the continuing series of songs that teach musical concepts. In this fun music video, animated by Bill Belongia, Piggy the pig helps teach the names of the lines of the treble clef through the use of mnemonics.
This clever song, by Teresa Jennings, helps young music students learn and remember the spaces on the treble clef. This fun video, animated by Bill Belongia, is a great music teaching tool.
Children will love this light and bouncy tune, animated by Bill Belongia, as they learn about the quarter rest. The first time through the song you will see critters in various states of "resting". The second time through the song you see the tap dancing cow give his all. Side note, the cow dance was taken from a routine supplied by our own in house dance expert Liz Wagner.
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Children's music writer Teresa Jennings (from Plank Road Publishing / MusicK8.com) has created a catchy musical concept song that focuses on the oh-so-important quarter note. Bill Belongia's animation features an imaginative mouse who finds many unusual uses for the versatile note. Kids will love the video, and they're certain to retain what they learn when they view it.
Students work as if they are electrical engineers to program a keyboard to play different audible tones depending on where a sensor is pressed. They construct the keyboard from a soft potentiometer, an Arduino capable board, and a small speaker. The soft potentiometer “keyboard” responds to the pressure of touch on its eight “keys” (C, D, E, F, G, A, B, C) and feeds an input signal to the Arduino-capable board. Each group programs a board to take the input and send an output signal to the speaker to produce a tone that is dependent on the input signal—that is, which “key” is pressed. After the keyboard is working, students play "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star" and (if time allows) modify the code so that different keys or a different number of notes can be played.
This module introduces instructors to the features and benefits of the Visionlearning MyClassroom system.
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