GROUP 1: "Miracle" group
Group 1 is doing an iBook on 'How to play Cascada's 'Miracle'
This group are moving very fast and have even started creating their own Chord boxes. I asked them how they did it. I thought that they maybe used Microsoft 'Excel' or 'Publisher'. The girls said:
'We just opened that program there and started using the shapes tool'
Don't you love this generation?
Just open a program and start using it.
The program in question was SMART NOTEBOOK. The chord box and piano keyboard they created is on the right. How amazing? I reckon it would have taken me 2 hours to do that!
"iBooks are fun!"
VLOG: 1.1: MIRACLE: Below is a video of the girls explaining their iBook.
"WALKING ON SUNSHINE"
Group 2 is doing an iBook on 'How to play Katrina & the Waves song 'Walking on sunshine' - this tune introduces year 7 to chord I, IV and V in A Major. (A major, D Major and E Major) - it's a means to an end.
This group is also starting to move quite fast and have just started putting the book together. the Layout is coming along. I was asked if we can use the album cover art under 'copyright' and I said 'probably not'. We have decided to put it in for now. At least the students are now starting to get the idea of copyright and artists work.
VLOG: 1.2: SUNSHINE: Below is a video of one of the girls explaining the beginning layout of their iBook.
OTHER GROUPS - Most students on excursion
WEEBLY EDUCATION is unblocked for DEC students using the address http://students.weebly.com however the teacher must log in through WEEBLY EDUCATION and set up the users and log ins. I have the PRO account that gives me 40 student accounts. One of the other Music teacher Mr Calder dropped in to help some of our students understand how to read chord boxes.