by Manju Durairaj
Interactive Resources For The Music Classroom
InterAct With Music Assessment is the first in a series of active music making assessments for the Interactive Whiteboard. Level 1 is an extensive stand-alone collection of 30 sequential assessments for rhythm, pitch/melody, expressive elements (dynamics, tempo, legato, staccato, etc.), timbre, texture, form, and/or harmony. Each interactive assessment will involve students through movement, instrument playing, listening, creating, composing, and reading/writing their compositions using graphic or traditional notations. These activities will also promote 21st century skills of critical reasoning, creativity, communication and collaboration. There are helpful "teacher talk" pull-out instructions, often with suggestions on how to use the same interactive page for a variety of activities. These comprehensive assessments provide a curricular framework for essential sequential instruction that also aims to make the fullest use of Interactive Whiteboards, IWB applications, tablets, and apps.
The CD-ROM offers step-by-step interactive lessons for SMART Boardô and Promethean, compatible with SMART Notebookô 11 and Promethean ActivInspire 1.7.6 software. No interactive whiteboard but you want to use the interactive lesson files? Download the free viewer software and instruct from your computer. Instructions and web site links are enclosed. No CD-ROM drive? No problem. An optional Digital Download Code is included so that identical files are available for direct download to your computer. (Grades PreK-1)