Seesaw & Technology
for Music Teachers

(Beginner Level)

June 7July 3, 2021

Note: This is a 4-week course.

This course is for teachers who are looking to acquire basic technology skills in addition to being introduced to Seesaw. This course is designed for beginners and is for teachers who are new to Seesaw or have a basic knowledge of Seesaw.

Seesaw is an incredibly powerful digital portfolio app that provides a platform for music students to actively engage in music making and for music teachers to create, assess, and organize lessons and activities. This course leads them through step-by-step processes of navigating Seesaw, using the existing tools within Seesaw to create exceptional content including inserting videos, drag and drop, erase to reveal, screen recording, melodic and rhythmic dictation, creating worksheets and choice boards, linking to create games or linking to sites. This course is also designed for teachers who feel that they do not have more than a functional knowledge of technology, and will take them through the basics of creating videos using Loom or Screencastify and designing worksheets and templates in Google Slides. Google Apps and Classroom, Chrome Music Lab and Chrome extensions will be discussed.

Instructor: Manju Durairaj

Durairaj,_Manju_headshot_2012 Manju Durairaj (MMEd ‘03) 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. Durairaj is certified in Orff Schulwerk, having completed her levels training at VanderCook, George Mason University, University of St. Thomas, and at the Orff Institute in Salzburg, Austria. She currently teaches PreK-5 general music at the Latin School of Chicago. She is president of the Greater Chicago Orff Chapter, 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.

VanderCook College of Music - (312) 225-6288