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Seesaw & Connected Apps for the Music Teacher

Seesaw & Connected Apps for the Music Teacher

ONLINE
November 16December 13, 2020

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 mini course leads teachers through step-by-step processes of navigating Seesaw and creating exceptional content using screencasting apps like Loom, Screencastify and Screencast-o-matic; presentation apps like Google Slides, PowerPoint, Explain Everything and Book Creator; and music creation apps like Chrome Music Lab, GarageBand, BandLab and Soundtrap. Creating choice boards, bitmoji virtual music rooms, integrating children’s literature, poetry, movement, recorder, ukulele instruction and more will be discussed. Assessment criteria, connections to standards, interactive drag and drop activities, linking to websites, integration with Google Classroom and small or large group collaboration will help all teachers create meaningful experiences for students irrespective of in-person, hybrid or remote methods of instruction.

Instructor: Manju Durairaj

Durairaj,_Manju_headshot_2012Manju 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.
 

Course Details

Seesaw & Connected Apps
for the Music Teacher


Instructor
Manju Durairaj


Tuition
No Credit
Course Code 6750 A11
$199, due in full with registration

1 Graduate Credit
Course Code 6750 B11
$355, due in full with registration

Chat Sessions
Mondays 4pm-5pm CDT. 
Attending weekly Zoom sessions is not mandatory, recordings will be made available for teachers who can not attend. Please contact the instructor at mdurairaj@vandercook.edu for more information. 

Prerequisites
None

Required Text(s)
None

Software/Hardware Requirements
Internet access is required.

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