6974 IWB & iPad Fun: Interactive Technology in the Music Classroom
Create and organize your interactive resources and get a head start for the year. This intensive course focuses on incorporating interactive technology effectively in the music classroom while maintaining the integrity of an existing active music-making curriculum. This course is designed for music educators who have limited or no experience with interactive white boards (IWBs), as well as for those who are comfortable using IWBs with ease. Participants will explore, design, create and organize digital manipulatives, lessons, assessments and activities using iPads/tablets alone and in conjunction with the IWBs. The iPad/tablet section will focus on creating digital portfolios, worksheets, and using apps and tools that assess and facilitate collaborative work, critical reasoning and real-time music-making.
Required devices: Mac/PC with Notebook 11 loaded, iPads or other tablets. Activities may be extended to Promethean or other IWBs, and tablets, though the course will primarily use the SMART Board and iPads.
Information regarding applications and software will be emailed two weeks before the course start date.
Instructor: Manju Durairaj
Manju Durairaj was born and raised in India. She studied in London, England, and was involved in graduate research projects on comparative pedagogical practices of Indian (carnatic) and Western Music. She graduated with her second master’s degree from VanderCook College of Music, Chicago. Manju is certified in Orff-Schulwerk, completing her levels training at VanderCook College, George Mason University, University of St. Thomas, and at the Orff Institute in Salzburg, Austria. Manju currently teaches Pre K-5 general music at the Latin School of Chicago. She is president of the Greater Chicago Orff Chapter. She has presented at ISME, AOSA, OAKE, ILMEA, ECMMA, MKMEA and NAfME (formerly MENC) and has been published in the Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education.