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Springfield Podcasting Project: Daily Life Of (Your City)
The use of Garageband is the focus of this technology lesson. During this five-day exercise, sixth graders create descriptive sentences, sound effects, and music to describe aspects of life in their town. There are many worksheets embedded in this plan which will help guide them through the process, and help the teacher score the work submitted.
6th Social Studies & History 29 Views 24 Downloads
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Imagine there's a recording studio on your smart phone or tablet. Its easy if you try this tool. Imagine all the instruments you can play. Imagine there's no charge. You may say it's a dream, but you can join this band with just a touch.
Pre-K - Higher Ed Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 0 Downloads
Behind the Music Project
Authors write about what they know, and that does not exclude songwriters. Invite partners to explore the story behind a song. They analyze and discuss the lyrics, conduct research online, create a poster, and put together a two-minute podcast that explains the story of the song.
6th - 10th Visual & Performing Arts 29 Views 22 Downloads
Singing the Blues with Garageband
Music composition can be easy with a little software assistance. The class uses Garageband to listen to, write, sing, and record a blues song. They listen to the song provided through the software, write their own lyrics to the song, then sing and record their updated version.
5th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 15 Views 27 Downloads
Audio Aesop: Listen to the Lesson!
Aesop's Fables are the focus of this language arts activity. Young philosophers study and discuss the morals found in the most famous of Aesop's Fables. They write an original fable that teaches a common moral. A "Fable Listening Library" is made by all of the students, who each contribute an audio recording of their original fable using the GarageBand program.
1st - 8th Language Arts 17 Views 48 Downloads
Third graders use GarageBand software to create a podcast. They research estuaries, then record themselves retelling the story. They post their GarageBand audio clip as a podcast for peers to listen to. This lesson refers to a estuary tool kit, this kit seems to be the heart of this lesson, however, the tool kit is not included.
3rd Science 4 Views 4 Downloads
Historical Literature Unit
Differentiated reading groups will investigate various vocabulary words in the Houghton Mifflin books in order to fill out the worksheet provided. They must also identify the different elements of a story: setting, characters, plot, etc. After this activity, 5th graders will complete a writing assignment or create a podcast in the form of a diary or interview.
5th Language Arts 3 Views 2 Downloads
Springfield Podcasting Project: Introduction Part 2
Using Calvin and Hobbes comics, sixth graders practice reading skills. After familiarizing themselves with a variety of cartoons, they write a summary and highlight the words they are going to emphasize. Then, they create a recording using educational software.
6th Language Arts 3 Views 0 Downloads
Using Garage Band to Enhance 2nd Grade Composition
Your second graders can become composers with a little help from the Garage Band software. You pre-select several drum, piano, and guitar loops for the groups to choose from, then they put them together following an ABA looping pattern. This activity suggests using Orff instruments for learners to perform on as well as alternate performance ideas.
2nd Visual & Performing Arts 20 Views 37 Downloads
iPod Audio Tours
Students cooperate in small groups to create an audio tour of a zoo exhibit during a field trip. They record personal reactions, zoo sounds and information learned about the exhibit. They then edit the audio recording and add music to the background using garage band.
6th - 8th Language Arts 3 Views 11 Downloads
Springfield Podcasting Project: Ancient Egypt Talk Show
Sixth graders use both web and print resources to collect data on daily life in ancient Egypt. They use this data to write a script for an Ancient Egypt Talk Show which will be posted as a podcast. Note: This instructional activity is the culmination project that incorporates skills from an entire unit.
6th Language Arts 21 Views 81 Downloads
Springfield Podcasting Project: Descriptive Metaphor Sound Effect Poem
As inspiration for their metaphor-rich poem, pupils list all the sound effects found in the Garage Band program. They choose a sound-driven topic, write a Descriptive Metaphor Poem, edit, record, and post it as a podcast. What a great way to integrate useful technology and basic creative writing skills!
6th Technology & Engineering 5 Views 15 Downloads
Springfield Podasting Project: Introduction Part 1
The first in a series of lessons on how to create a podcast, this comprehensive resource has everything a teacher needs to ensure student success. While the lessons are supposed to result in a podcast about Ancient Egypt, any topic could be substituted.
6th Language Arts 3 Views 5 Downloads
Strega Nona Lesson
New cultures in the United States and other parts of the world are explored in this social studies lesson plan. Students read to understand print and non-print texts. They also discuss cause and effect in the story and sing songs that go along with the story.
Pre-K - 2nd Language Arts 3 Views 76 Downloads
European Explorer IMovie
Film is a wonderful way to communicate any concept or idea. Fifth graders will use IMovie and GarageBand software to create a IMovie about one of eight European explorers. They will chose an explorer, research his travels and life, then create and present their films.
5th Social Studies & History 7 Views 58 Downloads
Beverly Cleary is the fabulous author focused on, in this author study. Students conduct Internet Research in order to find out as much as they can about Ms. Cleary. They then use their findings and the Garageband program to create a biographical film.
3rd Language Arts 3 Views 8 Downloads