Friday, April 19, 2013

Two More Donors Choose Projects Funded!

Donors Choose and the local Whitney Foundation are incredible!  Through the Donors Choose website, two more music projects have been funded for our classroom.

The first project was called "Experiencing Appalachian Music."  I requested a dulcimer, autoharp, washboard, and musical spoons.  All of these materials were funded quickly and have arrived in our music room!

We will be using these instruments soon as we start an Appalachian music unit.

Also, we had a project funded called "Technology in the Music Classroom."  Can you see what we received?

Yes, that's an iPad!  Clearly, we are all very excited about it!  Along with the iPad, I also requested Sibelius 7 Music Notation Software.  Both of these items are already in use!

I downloaded an app that connects the iPad with my laptop which is connected to the projector.
Ta-da!  What's done on the iPad can project onto the SMART Board!  This allows me to walk around the room and give directions while also using the SMART board.
Students used the iPad to review B, A, and G before working on their own compositions for the recorder.

We also used the Sibelius software to compose.

Needless to say, there are lots of exciting things continuing to happen in the music room!  Thank you for your continued support.


  1. What app did you download to connect your iPad to your laptop?

  2. First I used Doceri. Now I use Splashtop. I think it is called "Splashtop Personal" now. It's great!