Seesaw & Technology
for Music Teachers

(Intermediate & Advanced Level)

June 7July 3, 2021

Note: This is a 4-week course.

This mini course is for teachers who have more than a basic knowledge of Seesaw and are looking for more ideas and inspiration to design creative and engaging activities. These could be built in Seesaw, in Google Slides or using other apps that integrate with Seesaw like Explain Everything, Book Creator, GarageBand, Chrome Music Lab and more. Virtual Music Rooms, Jeopardy style, Escape Room and other engaging games, Google Classroom integration, Jamboard, Pear Deck, Nearpod, and Chrome Extensions will be discussed.

Teachers will:

  • Create an activity structure that aligns with the purpose and goal of your lesson.
  • Create a multipage, station-based, workshop-based, and choice board activity.
  • Design a blend of screen-free and reflection-based activities to engage your students.
  • Integrate scratch off, spotlights, magnifiers, dice, and timers into your activities.
  • Identify best practices for creating activities whether you are teaching face to face or remote.
  • Share your activities with other teachers
  • Embed screencasts, video, and audio in activities to support all learners.
  • Practice, discuss, brainstorm, and share your activity ideas with other educators.

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