Music Ed Motivation Day Archives: June 29th 2013

  Thank you to all who participated in our event today! We have some fantastic chats about different topics in the music education world and a couple of fun hangouts! If you participated or even just watched today, there is a fun UNOFFICIAL attendance certificate on our home page www.musedmot.webs.com to download and show off to your friends! Here are the archives from today. Thank you to Stephanie Sanders and Agnes from Musical Ear for moderating chats today and for Quaver Music for giving me permission to do a product walkthrough on a Google On Air Hangout!

Video Hangout Archives

Introduction to Google Plus Video Hangouts

All About Quaver’s Marvelous World of Music From a Quaver Teacher

 

Twitter Archives (Be prepared for a LONG list!!):

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Marisa Wren ‪@Mwren13

@Stephdon @Musedmot Enjoy the rest of your day. Thanks Stephanie! #musedmot

    

 

 

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Stephanie Sanders ‪@Stephdon

@Musedmot Thank you for this fabulous and FUN day of PD! You are amazing! #musedmot

    

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Mused Motivation Day ‪@Musedmot

@Stephdon @Mwren13 Thank you for joining in! The attendance will go live on musedmot.webs.com shortly! #musedmot

    

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Stephanie Sanders ‪@Stephdon

@Mwren13 @Musedmot And you all! #musedmot

 

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Stephanie Sanders ‪@Stephdon

@Musedmot @Mwren13 And on that note I’m going to call it a day! This has been wonderful. #musedmot

 

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Marisa Wren ‪@Mwren13

@Musedmot @Stephdon Right back at ya 😉 #musedmot

 

21m

 

Stephanie Sanders ‪@Stephdon

@Mwren13 @Musedmot AMEN! although I have to say my school has wonderful PD… #musedmot

    

21m

 

Mused Motivation Day ‪@Musedmot

@Stephdon @Mwren13 It’s cause you guys are awesome 😀 #musedmot

 

21m

 

Marisa Wren ‪@Mwren13

@Stephdon @Musedmot If all PD was like this, I would never complain about meetings 😉 #musedmot

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Stephanie Sanders ‪@Stephdon

@Mwren13 @Musedmot Agree! Here it is Sat., summer, we’re working long-distance and it hardly seems like work but a lot like play! #musedmot

 

22m

 

Marisa Wren ‪@Mwren13

@Musedmot Sorry never used one, so I can’t help ;( #musedmot

 

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Henry Waterfall ‪@HenryWaterfall_

It’s sort of amazing ear training effects Ss differently. After 6 months of it, I had an autistic student singing perfect solfedge #musedmot

    

23m

 

Marisa Wren ‪@Mwren13

@Stephdon These are the best types of conversations 😉 #musedmot

    

24m

 

Stephanie Sanders ‪@Stephdon

@Musedmot sorry can’t help you with that one! 🙂 #musedmot

    

24m

 

Stephanie Sanders ‪@Stephdon

@Mwren13 @Musedmot I think we can work around it OK. #musedmot

    

25m

 

Marisa Wren ‪@Mwren13

@Musedmot @Stephdon IDK what jazz related thing to have my kids perform. Will have to think on that 😉 #musedmot

     


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Mused Motivation Day ‪@Musedmot

My archiver isn’t working for tweets! Best tweet archiver? #musedmot

 

25m

 

Marisa Wren ‪@Mwren13

@Stephdon Central. One hour behind you. That could bean issue ;( #musedmot

    

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Stephanie Sanders ‪@Stephdon

@Musedmot @Mwren13 Yes! #musedmot

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Stephanie Sanders ‪@Stephdon

@Mwren13 what time zone are you in? #musedmot

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Mused Motivation Day ‪@Musedmot

@Mwren13 @Stephdon in my calendar! I’ll start pulling stuff together and seeing which school I’m at to get them prepared 🙂 #musedmot

    

28m

 

Stephanie Sanders ‪@Stephdon

@Mwren13 @Musedmot WooHoo! #musedmot

 

28m

 

Marisa Wren ‪@Mwren13

@Musedmot @Stephdon Marked on my calendar. 😉 I will start writing the permissions slip now. #musedmot

 

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Stephanie Sanders ‪@Stephdon

@Musedmot @Mwren13 In writing so we have to do it, correct? #musedmot

    

29m

 

Marisa Wren ‪@Mwren13

@Stephdon Gotcha. Makes sense. #musedmot

    

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Stephanie Sanders ‪@Stephdon

@Mwren13 copyright just so we’re doing it right. #musedmot

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Marisa Wren ‪@Mwren13

@Stephdon @Musedmot It is still one of my favs 🙂 #musedmot

     


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Mused Motivation Day ‪@Musedmot

@Stephdon @Mwren13 April Virtual Performance! Let’s do it! #musedmot

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Marisa Wren ‪@Mwren13

@Stephdon Permission? #musedmot

 

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Stephanie Sanders ‪@Stephdon

@Mwren13 @Musedmot April would be much less crazy for me. #musedmot

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Marisa Wren ‪@Mwren13

@Musedmot @Stephdon It would fit in well with out Jazz Unit. March seems to always be crazy 😉 #musedmot

    

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Mused Motivation Day ‪@Musedmot

@Stephdon @Mwren13 THe beginning of MIOSM works for me or April too! Seeing Jazz instruments would make my kids flip out 🙂 #musedmot

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Stephanie Sanders ‪@Stephdon

We’re somewhat off topic…but this is why I love connecting this way! #musedmot

    

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Stephanie Sanders ‪@Stephdon

@Mwren13 @Musedmot or MIOS? Although we go on vacation for 14 days in the middle of March. #musedmot

    

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Stephanie Sanders ‪@Stephdon

@Musedmot @Mwren13 or perm. to write a band arrangement for kids to play for yours for this? #musedmot

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Mused Motivation Day ‪@Musedmot

@Stephdon yes! and I’ll keep thinking of more, I save a lot of choral/ instrumental pieces from conferences @Mwren13 #musedmot

    

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Marisa Wren ‪@Mwren13

@Stephdon @Musedmot During April Jazz month? I showed my Ss some of the International Jazz Concert. #musedmot

     


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Stephanie Sanders ‪@Stephdon

@Musedmot @Mwren13 could see if I could get perm. to arrange something light for instrumental? #musedmot

    

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Marisa Wren ‪@Mwren13

@Stephdon @Musedmot If you have any other suggestions, please let me know 😉 #musedmot

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Stephanie Sanders ‪@Stephdon

@Musedmot @Mwren13 maybe my MS jazz ensemble could accompany??? #musedmot

    

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Mused Motivation Day ‪@Musedmot

@Stephdon I’m wondering if there is an instrumental part for it too @Mwren13 #musedmot

 

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Marisa Wren ‪@Mwren13

@Stephdon @Musedmot It would be another way to include the standard on evaluating performances. #musedmot

    

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Mused Motivation Day ‪@Musedmot

@Stephdon @Mwren13 us too, had Tech person in there and made sure we were good before going live #musedmot

 

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Marisa Wren ‪@Mwren13

@Stephdon @Musedmot I know we have something for pics. I checked on that for class website. I will double check.  #musedmot

    

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Stephanie Sanders ‪@Stephdon

@Musedmot @Mwren13 That is a fabulous piece. Even though I don’t T chorus, I do still keep up on vocal music! 🙂 #musedmot

    

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Stephanie Sanders ‪@Stephdon

@Mwren13 @Musedmot we have a blanket policy Ps sign only if they don’t want to have Ss images appear online in PR. I asked too. #musedmot

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Marisa Wren ‪@Mwren13

@Musedmot @Stephdon LOVE IT! We did it for our conference concert and our 7/8 spring concert. #musedmot

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Mused Motivation Day ‪@Musedmot

@Mwren13 @Stephdon I’m like jumping in my seat right now #musedmot

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Marisa Wren ‪@Mwren13

@Stephdon @Musedmot I would have to talk to my P. I think it could work. #musedmot

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Mused Motivation Day ‪@Musedmot

@Mwren13 @Stephdon I know one song that I did with a multi level chorus that was GORGEOUS Called “Can you Hear” by Jim Papoulis #musedmot

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Stephanie Sanders ‪@Stephdon

@Mwren13 @Musedmot No, but we R 1:1 and the tech trusts me. Need to check w/tech. Also promote to Admin. Great PR for school/mus #musedmot

    

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Marisa Wren ‪@Mwren13

@Musedmot @Stephdon Did you need permission slips and stuff? Our tech Guidelines are a work in progress I think. #musedmot

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Mused Motivation Day ‪@Musedmot

@Mwren13 @Stephdon I used a webcam from school and downloaded Skype,we tested the connection day before, that was it! #musedmot

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Marisa Wren ‪@Mwren13

@Stephdon @Musedmot Very cool! #musedmot

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Stephanie Sanders ‪@Stephdon

@Mwren13 @Musedmot YES! #musedmot

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Marisa Wren ‪@Mwren13

@Musedmot @Stephdon Did you have any issues with your school? Tech seems to be new at our sch. Sounds like a great opportunity. #musedmot

     
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Stephanie Sanders ‪@Stephdon

@Mwren13 @Musedmot virtual compsr in residence for 5 mos. w/7-8 band & composer Skyped in to Concert talk w/aud. and other school #musedmot

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Mused Motivation Day ‪@Musedmot

@Mwren13 @Stephdon Yes, we each sang a song for each other and then a “review” of it for each other. My whole school wanted in 🙂 #musedmot

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Marisa Wren ‪@Mwren13

@Musedmot @Stephdon I might be in on this 😉 #musedmot

 

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Marisa Wren ‪@Mwren13

@Stephdon @Musedmot Have you guys tried using Skype in class before? #musedmot

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Stephanie Sanders ‪@Stephdon

@Musedmot @Mwren13 our own little #musedmot “virtual choir!”

 

46m

 

Mused Motivation Day ‪@Musedmot

@Stephdon @Mwren13 #musedmot performance! Let’s do this! lol!

 

46m

 

Stephanie Sanders ‪@Stephdon

@Musedmot @Mwren13 Skype in class is really cool and opens a lot of opportunities! #musedmot

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Stephanie Sanders ‪@Stephdon

@Musedmot @Mwren13 I you want to perform togthr need to pick a call/response because of delay. But sing for each other is great! #musedmot

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Marisa Wren ‪@Mwren13

@Musedmot @MusicalEarSwe Ended 5/6 with Home by Phillips, Somebody I used to know and spiritual-Shut De Do. #musedmot

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Stephanie Sanders ‪@Stephdon

@Musedmot OK you have a deal..All over this! Let’s pick a piece! #musedmot

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Mused Motivation Day ‪@Musedmot

@Mwren13 @Stephdon  I’m wondering if having in class Skype performances with other schools would promote more focus on the music #Musedmot

 

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Marisa Wren ‪@Mwren13

@Musedmot @MusicalEarSwe 5/6 started with Good Night and Que Llueva. 7/8 was more picky on music. #musedmot

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Stephanie Sanders ‪@Stephdon

@Musedmot @Mwren13 @MusicalEarSwe for our school doing “serious” music tends to be more of school “culture” battle than anything. #musedmot

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Marisa Wren ‪@Mwren13

@Stephdon @Musedmot I am trying to add more at the Elem, even just in class ones. We just have a Christmas Program. #musedmot

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Mused Motivation Day ‪@Musedmot

@Stephdon Skype Performance with my kids 😉 I can see my Kindergartners faces right now lol #musedmot

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Mused Motivation Day ‪@Musedmot

@Mwren13 I tried “Just One Small Voice” this year and got lots of lip from students about it #musedmot @MusicalEarSwe

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Marisa Wren ‪@Mwren13

@Musedmot That was more of a struggle with7/8, but most of the Ss didn’t want to be there. It was a learning process for me 😉 #musedmot

 

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Marisa Wren ‪@Mwren13

@Musedmot @MusicalEarSwe It would depend on your definition of serious. 5/6 loves spirituals so we did 1 in spring. More next yr. #musedmot

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Stephanie Sanders ‪@Stephdon

@Mwren13 @Musedmot I wish we could have more performances. #musedmot

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Stephanie Sanders ‪@Stephdon

@Mwren13 @Musedmot I feel very fortunate, especially w/some schedules I have had. Drwbck for MS is M/F are 2 days and miss a lot. #musedmot

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Marisa Wren ‪@Mwren13

@Stephdon @MusicalEarSwe It was terrifying for me at first, but it’s fun directing when a choir sounds good and is working hard. #musedmot

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Mused Motivation Day ‪@Musedmot

@Mwren13 That’s smart! Keep them too occupied to come up with an argument #musedmot

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Marisa Wren ‪@Mwren13

@Musedmot We have a concert at the MS and HS every quarter, so we have lots of work to do, which helps keep things focused. #musedmot

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Mused Motivation Day ‪@Musedmot

@Mwren13 I do a lot of that too, have you tried a serious piece? any pushback from kids? @MusicalEarSwe #musedmot

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Stephanie Sanders ‪@Stephdon

@Mwren13 @MusicalEarSwe That has always been a scary thing for me. Glad it worked for you! #musedmot

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Marisa Wren ‪@Mwren13

@MusicalEarSwe Usually pop 😉 Or I pick a few pieces and they get to select from those. They worked hard and sounded great. #musedmot

Conversation

 

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Mused Motivation Day ‪@Musedmot

Love the schedules! I only have mine for 25 min a week 1 time after school #musedmot

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Stephanie Sanders ‪@Stephdon

@Musedmot PK-PG we have 19 ensembles. Pretty amazing for our size, but I sometimes wonder if less would be best for enrollment. #musedmot

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Mused Motivation Day ‪@Musedmot

@Mwren13 Did you find it tough to have the 5/6 for that long of time? #musedmot

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Marisa Wren ‪@Mwren13

@Musedmot @Stephdon I agree! great to see schools putting focus on the arts.  #musedmot

57m

 

Marisa Wren ‪@Mwren13

@Musedmot @Stephdon That schedule sounds awesome! #musedmot

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MusicalEar ‪@MusicalEarSwe

@Mwren13 Sounds great! So what kind of music did they pick? Only pop style, or “serious” pieces too? #musedmot

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Mused Motivation Day ‪@Musedmot

@Stephdon very true! Still amazing how many ensembles you guys have over there! #musedmot

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Marisa Wren ‪@Mwren13

@Musedmot 3/4 was one day during recess, 5/6 is 30 min 2x a week, and 7/8 is on A days for 40 min (AB schedule). #musedmot

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Stephanie Sanders ‪@Stephdon

@Musedmot written right in the mission statement. Which for a coll. prep is a great thing! #musedmot

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Marisa Wren ‪@Mwren13

@MusicalEarSwe This yr I had great success when I had my Ss pick most of the music. It was a challenge for me, but good results #musedmot

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Mused Motivation Day ‪@Musedmot

@Stephdon Wow! you weren’t kidding when you said your school was performance based! #musedmot

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Stephanie Sanders ‪@Stephdon

@Musedmot You are funny! #musedmot

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Stephanie Sanders ‪@Stephdon

gr. 2-4 = 1 day, 5/6 & 7/8=3 days w/1 as sectional. US = 4 days w/1 double block. 2-8 = 40 min. and US = 45/80 min. #musedmot

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Marisa Wren ‪@Mwren13

@Musedmot Elem school did not have a choir and for a few yrs they did not have music. Still working on building the elem program. #musedmot

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Mused Motivation Day ‪@Musedmot

@Stephdon I can send my little guys to you and you can take mine if you want 😉 hehehe #musedmot

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Mused Motivation Day ‪@Musedmot

What does your schedule typically look like for a rehearsal? #musedmot

 

Marisa Wren ‪@Mwren13

@Musedmot Very true. I hope to build this yr my 3/4 chorus to help with 5/6 when they get to MS. #musedmot

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Mused Motivation Day ‪@Musedmot

@Mwren13 agreed! did they have a chorus before you came? I know it wasn’t the case for me #musedmot

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Marisa Wren ‪@Mwren13

@Musedmot This past yr was th first yr teaching chorus in this toe of setting. It was a learning experience for sure! #musedmot

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Stephanie Sanders ‪@Stephdon

I don’t have chorus at the moment, but we have around 12 in 5/6, 18 in 7/8 and 16 in US. #musedmot

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Mused Motivation Day ‪@Musedmot

@Mwren13 that always seems to be the case doesn’t it? I’ve had a chorus during recess in recent years and numbers drop due to that #musedmot

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MusicalEar ‪@MusicalEarSwe

How do you select the pieces to sing for your choirs? #musedmot

 

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Marisa Wren ‪@Mwren13

@Musedmot @Mwren13: @Musedmot In MS 7/8 joins to get out of other classes. I could get more 5/6 but its during study hall. #musedmot

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Mused Motivation Day ‪@Musedmot

@MusicalEarSwe @Mwren13 I used Tweetchat that did the same sort of thing, that site is down right now for repair for a few months #musedmot

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Mused Motivation Day ‪@Musedmot

@Mwren13 wow! those are some great numbers! I have 25 in one of my sections and 45 in another #musedmot

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MusicalEar ‪@MusicalEarSwe

@Mwren13 @Musedmot The normal Twitter page seemed slow, Twubs was faster and the #musedmot hashtag was automatically pasted into tweets

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Marisa Wren ‪@Mwren13

@Musedmot 3/4 was around 20 kids depending on the weather. 7/8-45 and 5/6-20is. Scheduling impacts MS a lot. #musedmot

 

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MusicalEar ‪@MusicalEarSwe

Myself I don’t work with choirs, but choir singing is great to raise harmonic awareness, so MusicalEar also has choir exercises #musedmot

 

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Mused Motivation Day ‪@Musedmot

@Mwren13 what kinds of numbers do you have in your ensembles? #Musedmot

 

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Marisa Wren ‪@Mwren13

@Musedmot @MusicalEarSwe I have never heard of it either. I stick to the normal Twitter app. #musedmot

 

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Marisa Wren ‪@Mwren13

@Musedmot This yr I have 5/6 chorus. Also started a 3/4 choir that meets during recess. Last yr I taught 7/8 also. #musedmot

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Mused Motivation Day ‪@Musedmot

@Mwren13 no worries! this is a come and go as you please sort of thing 🙂 #musedmot

 

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Mused Motivation Day ‪@Musedmot

So what kind of (If you do) vocal ensembles do you have? #musedmot

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Mused Motivation Day ‪@Musedmot

@MusicalEarSwe I’ve never heard of Twubs, I’ll have to try that one out 🙂 #musedmot

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Mused Motivation Day ‪@Musedmot

I teach two different choir sections after school open to 3rd-5th graders, not a ton of actual learning just for fun stuff #musedmot

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Marisa Wren ‪@Mwren13

@Musedmot Here 😉 Marisa from IL #musedmot

 

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Mused Motivation Day ‪@Musedmot

by the way, for those of you who have stuck around, there will be a for fun attendance certificate showing up on the #musedmot homepage soon

 

Mused Motivation Day ‪@Musedmot

Welcome to our last #musedmot chat of the day! All about Vocal ensembles! Who is around?

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Amy Willis Burns ‪@awillis2

Lots to follow today! #musedmot #musicedhack and it is time to review the new arts standards! fb.me/Gr6qiEk8 #musedchat #mused

 

MusicalEar ‪@MusicalEarSwe

RT @MusicalSojourn If students are to do ear training at home it’s advisable to give guidelines,so it’s productive & fun/enjoyable #musedmot

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MusicalEar ‪@MusicalEarSwe

RT @Musedmot We’ll be heading over to Google plus one more time for a hangout about @QuaverMusic in about 10 minutes! #musedmot #musedchat

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MusicalEar ‪@MusicalEarSwe

Thanks to all for joining this great twitter chat about ear training! Thumbs up to @Musedmot @musiccargirl14  for organizing! #musedmot

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Mused Motivation Day ‪@Musedmot

Feel free to continue chatting all about Ear Training! Thank you @MusicalEarSwe! 🙂#musedmot

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Sarah Burns ‪@MusicalSojourn

@Musedmot it is a challenge if you are not comfortable w/it or do not have the equip for all Ss. #musedmot

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Mused Motivation Day ‪@Musedmot

We’ll be heading over to Google plus one more time for a hangout all about @QuaverMusic in about 10 minutes! #musedmot #musedchat

 

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MusicalEar ‪@MusicalEarSwe

@MusicalSojourn Yes, very true! However, music notation programs play increasing role in musicians’ life so it’s very useful. #musedmot

 

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Sarah Burns ‪@MusicalSojourn

@MusicalEarSwe Free is one of my fav words. I installed @Finale_Music notepad on all computers in our lab. Ss loved it. #musedmot

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Mused Motivation Day ‪@Musedmot

A BIG Thank you to @MusicalEarSwe for moderating our chat on Ear Training! Check out their website musicalear.com/en.aspx ! #musedmot

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Mused Motivation Day ‪@Musedmot

I’m a techy and build it in especially as a full class but it is hard to do so unless you’re well practiced in doing so #musedmot

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Sarah Burns ‪@MusicalSojourn

@MusicalEarSwe that works if Ss know how to use it or have access to it. Often class time doesnt allow for much tech instruction #musedmot

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MusicalEar ‪@MusicalEarSwe

Students also enjoy working on dictations on a computer. There are many notation programs available for free e.g. Finale NotePad #musedmot

 

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MusicalEar ‪@MusicalEarSwe

To create dictations, it’s gr8 to have the full score in a notation program, you just delete a few notes & the exercise is ready! #musedmot

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MusicalEar ‪@MusicalEarSwe

@MusicalSojourn Agree, the level of difficulty of the dictation shd match the skill level of Ss so it’s challenging but possible #musedmot

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Sarah Burns ‪@MusicalSojourn

@Musedmot church hymns & folk songs to classical themes & pop music #musedmot

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MusicalEar ‪@MusicalEarSwe

Ear training can really boost the musical confidence of students #musedmot

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Mused Motivation Day ‪@Musedmot

What kinds of songs have people used for their exercises? #musedmot

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Sarah Burns ‪@MusicalSojourn

@MusicalEarSwe I choose the music & create files cuz I must it tailor to the progress of the class & the ability of individual Ss #musedmot

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MusicalEar ‪@MusicalEarSwe

Students will enjoy ear training exercises in different genres, not only classical, but pop/rock, latin, folk etc. as well #musedmot

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Sarah Burns ‪@MusicalSojourn

@MusicalEarSwe I like this idea. 🙂 My Ss will “get” to do this this fall. #musedmot

 

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MusicalEar ‪@MusicalEarSwe

@MusicalSojourn Exactly! Where do you find the exercises for these dictations? Do you create your own music files & worksheets? #musedmot

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Sarah Burns ‪@MusicalSojourn

I normally tell them the key and starting note. Sometimes the meter if the sample is too short to determine. #musedmot

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Stephanie Sanders ‪@Stephdon

@JamesPJensen @MusicalEarSwe I’ll work on that they are pulled out of symph. band 2 days per week, so I could sneak over there. #musedmot

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MusicalEar ‪@MusicalEarSwe

@Stephdon But notating great jazz solos is also a very useful ear training exercise! #musedmot

Conversation

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Samantha Prindiville ‪@musicandalatte

#tmlt #musedmot @Musedmot If they get it right, they get to put a bead on their pipe cleaner; if wrong, I do another melody

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MusicalEar ‪@MusicalEarSwe

@Stephdon With jazz students, ear training can be less notation dependent as well, more emphasis on chords/improvisation #musedmot

 

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James Patrick Jensen ‪@JamesPJensen

@Stephdon @MusicalEarSwe Would love to see that rehearsal! Any chance a video could make its way on the web? #musedmot

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Stephanie Sanders ‪@Stephdon

@MusicalSojourn Love this idea! #musedmot

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Samantha Prindiville ‪@musicandalatte

@Musedmot #musedmot  #tmlt I ask one kid if the melody is the same or different.

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Sarah Burns ‪@MusicalSojourn

W/my college Ss I have emailed them a music file that they notate for the next class or exam. simplified would work w/younger Ss #musedmot

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Samantha Prindiville ‪@musicandalatte

@Musedmot #musedmot I give kids pipe cleaners and beads. I sing two melodies on solfege.

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Stephanie Sanders ‪@Stephdon

@MusicalEarSwe Our HS jazz band teacher teaches only “head music” no printed music ever except what kids write down. #musedmot

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MusicalEar ‪@MusicalEarSwe

@MusicalSojourn And singing exercises can be gr8 for self-study too, but best is, if there is an accompaniment they can listen to #musedmot

 

3h

 

MusicalEar ‪@MusicalEarSwe

@MusicalSojourn Dictations are gr8 ET homework. Ss receive music + score w missing notes, they can listen as many times as needed #musedmot

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Mused Motivation Day ‪@Musedmot

@JamesPJensen hhmm, I hope that is in the works, would make a lot of people happy! 🙂 @SmartMusic #musedmot

 

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James Patrick Jensen ‪@JamesPJensen

@Musedmot Lots of sight reading, as far as I’m aware, but no dictation or interval work in @SmartMusic #musedmot

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MusicalEar ‪@MusicalEarSwe

Ear training also needs to be connected to real music, so it’s never something “dry” but always put into a context #musedmot

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Sarah Burns ‪@MusicalSojourn

@MusicalEarSwe what type of ET homework do you give? #musedmot

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James Patrick Jensen ‪@JamesPJensen

@MusicalSojourn @MusicalEarSwe Esp. if students already subscribe for sight reading and literature assessment! #musedmot

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Mused Motivation Day ‪@Musedmot

@MusicalSojourn @JamesPJensen @MusicalEarSwe I’m wondering if the choral version has something..#musedmot

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Sarah Burns ‪@MusicalSojourn

@JamesPJensen @MusicalEarSwe I would love to see this. I have band Ss who use this software and like it. great suggestion! #musedmot

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Mused Motivation Day ‪@Musedmot

@MusicalEarSwe there are many that connect to music on such a different level, I also have 2 that are amazing drummers #musedmot

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MusicalEar ‪@MusicalEarSwe

Ear training homework is very useful, especially something with an end product e.g. dictation exercise, to be checked in lesson #musedmot

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Sarah Burns ‪@MusicalSojourn

@Musedmot Exactly! #musedmot

 

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Mused Motivation Day ‪@Musedmot

@MusicalSojourn another reason to add to the “Why music is important” list #musedmot

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James Patrick Jensen ‪@JamesPJensen

@MusicalSojourn @MusicalEarSwe Is there potential for the SmartMusic software to incorporate ET? Is that even a possibility #musedmot

 

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Sarah Burns ‪@MusicalSojourn

@Musedmot, I have seen many non-verbal Ss w/special needs connect in music by vocalizing – much to the surprise of their other Ts #musedmot

 

3h

 

MusicalEar ‪@MusicalEarSwe

@MusicalSojourn Interesting to hear this about autistic students. Having a good pitch must give them so much pleasure in music #musedmot

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Sarah Burns ‪@MusicalSojourn

If Ss are to do ET @home it is advisable to give guidelines, again so they know what to do so it is productive & fun/enjoyable #musedmot

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Mused Motivation Day ‪@Musedmot

@MusicalSojourn very much so! He actually was non verbal until he started singing perfect solfedge. #musedmot

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MusicalEar ‪@MusicalEarSwe

@MusicalSojourn Agree! To develop inner hearing, it’s necessary to “feel” the harmonic environment. So playing chords will help #musedmot

Conversation

 

3h

 

Sarah Burns ‪@MusicalSojourn

@Musedmot, I have found autistic Ss to be very good pitch wise. Their hearing is so sensitive. #musedmot

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Sarah Burns ‪@MusicalSojourn

@MusicalEarSwe This is so very important! But they must be guided in this otherwise they don’t know what they should be doing. #musedmot

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Mused Motivation Day ‪@Musedmot

It’s sort of amazing ear training effects Ss differently. After 6 months of it, I had an autistic student singing perfect solfedge #musedmot

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MusicalEar ‪@MusicalEarSwe

Do you ask your students to do ear training at home? If yes, what kind of exercises? #musedmot

 

3h

 

MusicalEar ‪@MusicalEarSwe

@MusicalSojourn Inner hearing is very important! Students should try to imagine notes in their head before singing/playing #musedmot

 

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Sarah Burns ‪@MusicalSojourn

@Musedmot, I either use solfa syllables or a neutral syllable such as “loo” this is determined by level of Ss &/or the activity #musedmot

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Stephanie Sanders ‪@Stephdon

@JamesPJensen Absolutely! All ear training with band and theory challenges me! Part of the fun is kids=correct me=not so much! #musedmot

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Mused Motivation Day ‪@Musedmot

@Stephdon @JamesPJensen I’m going to have to tell @pisanojm about this 🙂 #musedmot

3h

 

MusicalEar ‪@MusicalEarSwe

How about achieving results with ear training? Any inspiring success stories to share? #musedmot

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Stephanie Sanders ‪@Stephdon

@MusicalEarSwe during practice I don’t keep track of the points – they do because they want to. Very lucky with the kids I have. #musedmot

 

Sarah Burns ‪@MusicalSojourn

Sing a song on solfa. Then Have Ss sing some phrases & “think” (inner hearing) certain phrases.  #musedmot

 

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James Patrick Jensen ‪@JamesPJensen

@Stephdon Makes for an easy, quick, but super fun game! (Also challenges the director sometimes!) #musedmot

 

3h

 

Stephanie Sanders ‪@Stephdon

@MusicalEarSwe @MusicalSojourn Amen! #musedmot

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MusicalEar ‪@MusicalEarSwe

@JamesPJensen It’s great when ear training exercises have so sticky tunes, that the students memorize them when working on them #musedmot

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Mused Motivation Day ‪@Musedmot

@MusicalSojourn do you use the actual solfedge words or change them up but keep pitches? #musedmot

3h

 

Stephanie Sanders ‪@Stephdon

@JamesPJensen Love APS Tuning Trainer for my band kids..even the very young ones! #musedmot

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Sarah Burns ‪@MusicalSojourn

T establishes tonality for students. Then T shows Ss a melodic line using hand signs. Ss sing back on solfa.  #musedmot

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James Patrick Jensen ‪@JamesPJensen

iPad apps for ET – APS Tuning Trainer, Pitch Primer (this one is super cool!), and the interval training apps. Any favorites? #musedmot

3h

 

MusicalEar ‪@MusicalEarSwe

RT @MusicalSojourn Teachers must be consistent in ear training. Only doing it every so often doesn’t work. Make it fun #musedmot

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Stephanie Sanders ‪@Stephdon

@MusicalEarSwe In daily practice I give one example at a time, everyone says their answer and then I ask THEM who is correct. #musedmot

 

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MusicalEar ‪@MusicalEarSwe

@Stephdon Agree, dictations are amazingly useful, and there are so many activities to do when ready with it e.g. singing, clapping #musedmot

 

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James Patrick Jensen ‪@JamesPJensen

@Musedmot Learned it in solfege with hand signs and then played it on instruments! They played it for fun for weeks after I left! #musedmot

 

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Sarah Burns ‪@MusicalSojourn

There are melodic & rhythm bingo games you can buy or create. Websites for interval training #musedmot

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MusicalEar ‪@MusicalEarSwe

@Stephdon Very interesting! How do you make ear training into a game? You count the points for correct answers? #musedmot

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Mused Motivation Day ‪@Musedmot

@Stephdon Competition is awesome 😉 #musedmot

4h

 

MusicalEar ‪@MusicalEarSwe

The purpose of this session is not to advertise MusicalEar, but all looking for a new resource are invited to try & share opinion! #musedmot

4h

 

Mused Motivation Day ‪@Musedmot

@JamesPJensen That is awesome! I knew it was pretty simple, but didn’t know it was that easy! #musedmot

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Stephanie Sanders ‪@Stephdon

@MusicalEarSwe for my adv. theory kids, they make it a game. Very competitive and love to beat each other. They even keep track! #musedmot

 

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James Patrick Jensen ‪@JamesPJensen

@MusicalEarSwe I introduced solf and dictation to band Ss using 1D’s That’s What Makes You Beautiful the chorus is only m-r-d! #musedmot

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Sarah Burns ‪@MusicalSojourn

Ts must be consistent in ET. Only doing it every so often doesn’t work. Make it fun – use games that Ss don’t realize is “work” #musedmot

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Mused Motivation Day ‪@Musedmot

I know games are a big thing for me to make it fun,I am also a Responsive classroom teacher and built it into morning meeting time #musedmot

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Sarah Burns ‪@MusicalSojourn

@MusicalEarSwe exactly! #musedmot

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Stephanie Sanders ‪@Stephdon

@MusicalEarSwe Dictation is a favorite and equally a love/hate relationship w/my theory kids! 🙂 #musedmot

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Sarah Burns ‪@MusicalSojourn

For sightsinging there are a lot of resources. For ear training there are fewer. I believe T know their students & create for them #musedmot

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MusicalEar ‪@MusicalEarSwe

Another big topic within ear training: How to make it fun & enjoyable for the students? Any tips/ideas to share? #musedmot

4h

 

MusicalEar ‪@MusicalEarSwe

@MusicalSojourn Yes, it is definitely a very beneficial approach! #musedmot

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MusicalEar ‪@MusicalEarSwe

With students growing ear training needs to gradually connect with notation. Dictation exercises, sight-singing, choir singing etc #musedmot

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Sarah Burns ‪@MusicalSojourn

@MusicalEarSwe, this takes more work on the part of the T, but it is worth it in the long run #musedmot

4h

 

MusicalEar ‪@MusicalEarSwe

Ear training activites for smaller kids: singing easy tunes, canons, telling if 2 short music segments were same or different #musedmot

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Mused Motivation Day ‪@Musedmot

@MusicalSojourn Any recommended resources? #musedmot

 

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Sarah Burns ‪@MusicalSojourn

Go from simple to complex. Even w/olderSs. Build them up developmentally.  #musedmot

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MusicalEar ‪@MusicalEarSwe

RT @MusicalSojourn Ear training is incorporated into daily warm ups, I.e. intervals they will meet in the music during rehearsals #musedmot

 

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Sarah Burns ‪@MusicalSojourn

@Musedmot, echo singing, singing games where children sing alone, aurally distinguishing melodies & rhythms #musedmot

 

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MusicalEar ‪@MusicalEarSwe

@JamesPJensen Agree, singing is important for instrumental students too. No need for a nice voice just sing in tune w musicality #musedmot

 

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Sarah Burns ‪@MusicalSojourn

Then they see in “in context” w/I the repertoire #musedmot

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Mused Motivation Day ‪@Musedmot

What kinds of activities would be recommended for k-5 students? #musedmot

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Sarah Burns ‪@MusicalSojourn

Ear training is incorporated into daily warm ups, I.e. intervals they will encounter in the music during rehearsals.  #musedmot

 

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Stephanie Sanders ‪@Stephdon

@JamesPJensen That’s great for band…forgot to mention that I try to have the kids sing parts – 5/6 is more willing than olders. #musedmot

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MusicalEar ‪@MusicalEarSwe

RT @Stephdon Bands = tuning and listening for balance and blend across the ensemble and some playing by ear #musedmot

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James Patrick Jensen ‪@JamesPJensen

@MusicalEarSwe Thanks! I’m excited to participate! #musedmot

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James Patrick Jensen ‪@JamesPJensen

I’m a huge fan of using solfege in both band and choir to teach students to audiate the notes on the page. #musedmot

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MusicalEar ‪@MusicalEarSwe

@JamesPJensen Good luck for the transition! #musedmot is a great event to help you make new contacts

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Stephanie Sanders ‪@Stephdon

Bands = tuning and listening for balance and blend across the ensemble and some playing by ear. #musedmot

 

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MusicalEar ‪@MusicalEarSwe

@MusicalSojourn Do u have a specific part of the class dedicated to ear training or it’s sort of present during the whole lesson? #musedmot

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Mused Motivation Day ‪@Musedmot

I try doing the basics with my young students, listening, solfedge singing, etc. #musedmot

 

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James Patrick Jensen ‪@JamesPJensen

@MusicalEarSwe I’m currently looking for a position in the Denver area! I’d love to teach MS or HS choir or band! #musedmot

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MusicalEar ‪@MusicalEarSwe

.@MusicalSojourn Wow, we have a real expert on ear training here! 🙂 Looking forward to hearing your thoughts #musedmot

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Sarah Burns ‪@MusicalSojourn

ET is part of daily routine in choral groups.  #musedmot

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MusicalEar ‪@MusicalEarSwe

@JamesPJensen Hi James, welcome to #musedmot! What do you teach?

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Sarah Burns ‪@MusicalSojourn

Hi all! Here from TN. Kodaly certified. Teach ear training at university #musedmot

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MusicalEar ‪@MusicalEarSwe

Let’s start the chat with the 1st Q: Do you/how do you include ear training in your classes? #musedmot

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James Patrick Jensen ‪@JamesPJensen

I’m here! #musedmot

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MusicalEar ‪@MusicalEarSwe

Moderating the chat this is Agnes behind MusicalEar, I’m a musician and music teacher myself besides working with customer support #musedmot

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Stephanie Sanders ‪@Stephdon

I’m ready! #musedmot

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MusicalEar ‪@MusicalEarSwe

Hi everybody, nice to have u all hear at Mus Ed Mot Day! Can we start the session with a quick round of intros to see who’s here? #musedmot

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Mused Motivation Day ‪@Musedmot

A big thank you to @MusicalEarSwe for moderating our next chat All About Ear Training! #musedmot #musedchat

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MusicalEar ‪@MusicalEarSwe

Twitter chat about ear training at Music Ed Motivation Day starting NOW! Join with #musedmot hashtag @Musedmot #musedchat #mused

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Jenny Nguyen ‪@PectichLonedity

4 minutes to our Twitter chat on All about Ear Training with #MusicalEarSwe! Come join the #musedmot chats #musedchat

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Mused Motivation Day ‪@Musedmot

4 minutes to our Twitter chat on All about Ear Training with @MusicalEarSwe! Come join the #musedmot chats #musedchat

 

Michael Kurpjuweit ‪@mikekurps

I love teaching band, but Sask curric has no ensemble skill outcomes. Sometimes it feels like square peg round hole. #musedmot

 

Mused Motivation Day ‪@Musedmot

I’m wearing a pirate hat playing in the the G+ hangout, come say hi! Page is Catie Dwinal #musedmot

 

Michael Kurpjuweit ‪@mikekurps

@shaugland not being allowed to grade concerts is like saying the final product doesn’t matter. What’s the main objection? #musedmot

 

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Marisa Wren ‪@Mwren13

Is thankful my husband was willing to go shopping alone so I could stay and participate in the Twitter Chat 😉 #musedmot

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MusicalEar ‪@MusicalEarSwe

What a nice teacher! 🙂 RT @shaugland Sometimes participation is the kid’s best skill and he/she should be rewarded for it! #musedmot

 

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Marisa Wren ‪@Mwren13

@shaugland I agree! Thank you for the great ideas Susan. Have a great weekend. #musedmot

 

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Susan Haugland ‪@shaugland

#musedmot – ciao, everyone! Great chat! Good way to wake up on a cloudy Saturday morning. 🙂

 

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Mused Motivation Day ‪@Musedmot

If not! We will see you at 12pm est on twitter for an amazing chat on Ear Train with @MusicalEarSwe !! #musedmot

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Marisa Wren ‪@Mwren13

@Stephdon @Musedmot Thank you for moderating/organizing!!! Another great music chat. #musedmot

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Marisa Wren ‪@Mwren13

#musedmot must be cool. I just got two spam tweets.

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Marisa Wren ‪@Mwren13

@MusicalSojourn @shaugland Very true! I never thought of it that way, but that is right on. #musedmot

 

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MusicalEar ‪@MusicalEarSwe

Thanks all for the interesting thoughts, see you back here on twitter in 1 hour, bring all your thoughts/ideas/Qs on ear training! #musedmot

 

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Stephanie Sanders ‪@Stephdon

@Musedmot Thank you everyone. I love these chances to get together and talk w/other music folks! Thanks for the great discussion! #musedmot

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Marisa Wren ‪@Mwren13

@Musedmot I wish it was on mine. I included it in my grade, but I know it’s controversial among some. #musedmot

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Stephanie Sanders ‪@Stephdon

@Mwren13 @MusicalSojourn @shaugland Yes have done that w/2 diff. band kids. They loved it! #musedmot

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Mused Motivation Day ‪@Musedmot

Thank you to @Stephdon for this great topic and chat!If you’d like to play around with Google plus video hangouts Seeyou at 11:15! #musedmot

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Sarah Burns ‪@MusicalSojourn

@shaugland @Mwren13 Right! #musedmot

 

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Marisa Wren ‪@Mwren13

@Stephdon @MusicalSojourn @shaugland Glad to know I am not alone in this belief. #musedmot

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MusicalEar ‪@MusicalEarSwe

@shaugland @MusicalSojourn How about motivating composer type Ss to practice performing by having them perform their own pieces? #musedmot

 

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James Patrick Jensen ‪@JamesPJensen

Question here! How are you expected to assess students progress towards standards by admin and how do you accomplish that? #musedmot

 

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Mused Motivation Day ‪@Musedmot

Wow! That hour went by fast! Feel free to keep on chatting about this great subject! I’m going over to G+ to set up a hangout #musedmot

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Marisa Wren ‪@Mwren13

@shaugland @Stephdon This makes me feel slightly better 😉 Finished yr 4 and always question process. Glad to know I’m not alone. #musedmot

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Susan Haugland ‪@shaugland

@Mwren13 I have participation on there because sometimes that’s the kid’s best skill and he/she should be rewarded for it! #musedmot

 

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Stephanie Sanders ‪@Stephdon

@Mwren13 @MusicalSojourn @shaugland Oh how I wish everyone would understand this! 🙂 #musedmot

 

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Elyse Evans Kircher ‪@MusicaliseMD

@Mwren13 I tell my kids I’m teaching them to be musicians. Participation, perf. part of that experience, expectation. #musedmot

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Marisa Wren ‪@Mwren13

@MusicalSojourn @shaugland That is exactly why I try to incorporate differ activities. Music is not just singing, playing.. #musedmot

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Sarah Burns ‪@MusicalSojourn

It is imp for Ts to find what works for them to get the job of assessment done. Being organized helps to streamline the process. #musedmot

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Marisa Wren ‪@Mwren13

I struggle with grading participation, but I also believe you have to participate in music in order to learn it.  #musedmot

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Sarah Burns ‪@MusicalSojourn

@shaugland oh I agree. Just need to have variety so all are able to find success. #musedmot

 

 

 

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Stephanie Sanders ‪@Stephdon

Just fin.  yr. 35 still trying to figure out the whole assessment/grading thing for our music kids. Love this discussion #musedmot

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MusicalEar ‪@MusicalEarSwe

RT @shaugland Different types of musical intelligences composer/performer/analyst – grade for the type of musician each student is #musedmot

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Marisa Wren ‪@Mwren13

@MusicalSojourn Very true! It is always a great reminder that we don’t all learn the same. #musedmot

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Sarah Burns ‪@MusicalSojourn

It is important to assess for different things because there are different types of learners (yes, I know we all know this) #musedmot

 

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Marisa Wren ‪@Mwren13

@MusicalSojourn I agree. Sometimes the grading helps motivate Ps to get their child to the concert. #musedmot

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MusicalEar ‪@MusicalEarSwe

@Mwren13 Working with choir students will be a great topic to discuss at the next (12 pm est) twitter chat about ear training! #musedmot

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Stephanie Sanders ‪@Stephdon

@shaugland Agree! This is a debated quest. in many groups and I’m just curious to how others feel. #musedmot

 

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Marisa Wren ‪@Mwren13

@shaugland I see both sides. The concert is the reward. Work so hard, we want to show our families what we can do. #musedmot

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Susan Haugland ‪@shaugland

@Stephdon Different types of musical intelligences: composer/performer/analyst – grade for the type of musician each student is. #musedmot

 

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Sarah Burns ‪@MusicalSojourn

I hesitate to grade on evening concerts w/elem Ss since their attendance is often dependent on unwilling/uncooperative adults #musedmot

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Stephanie Sanders ‪@Stephdon

@Musedmot I count the concert as a single assess. If a student has excused abs. then there is an assign. based on conc. mat. #musedmot

 

Marisa Wren ‪@Mwren13

@Musedmot Attendance. Prep counts towards other assessments. #musedmot

 

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Marisa Wren ‪@Mwren13

@Stephdon I teach MS chorus. Some Ss have a hard time matching pitch. I don’t count that against them if they are giving effort. #musedmot

 

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Susan Haugland ‪@shaugland

Grading for concerts, etc. is frowned on here. Better to have rewards for those who attend/extra assignment for those who don’t. #musedmot

 

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Mused Motivation Day ‪@Musedmot

For those who count concerts as assessments, do you just do it based on attendance or something else? #musedmot

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Stephanie Sanders ‪@Stephdon

How do you feel about this? Do you feel all students who put in the effort MS-HS should receive an A regardless of skill? #musedmot

 

MusicalEar ‪@MusicalEarSwe

@SammiRaRa Good night! Thx for the ideas! I am in Europe, here it’s afternoon, perfect time for some tweet chat on music ed #musedmot

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Mused Motivation Day ‪@Musedmot

@Stephdon I count preparation for grade level shows but some kids cannot get to the concert due to problems at home. #musedmot

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Marisa Wren ‪@Mwren13

@Stephdon I use concert activities to see if they are progressing or mastering certain concepts. This yr I graded for attendance. #musedmot

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Mused Motivation Day ‪@Musedmot

@SammiRaRa Thank you for joining in! Have a wonderful evening! #Musedmot

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Stephanie Sanders ‪@Stephdon

@SammiRaRa Thanks for joining us! 🙂 #musedmot

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Marisa Wren ‪@Mwren13

@Stephdon I did a lot more recording with 2nd grade. It was motivation for Ss to work hard. #musedmot

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Samara Wood ‪@SammiRaRa

Would love to stay and chat but its past midnight here, time for sleep, will read through the tweets tomorrow. Have fun! #musedmot

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Stephanie Sanders ‪@Stephdon

Backtracking to specific assess/grades. Do you count concerts as an assess? If so what percent? #musedmot

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Amy Willis Burns ‪@awillis2

#musedmot is today! Music educators please follow @musiccargirl14 today and get a great start to the summer (or a mid-summer break for some)

 

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Mused Motivation Day ‪@Musedmot

qrstuff.com is a great code generator, I use it for boards and programs. I love @SammiRaRa ‘s idea! #musedmot

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Amy Willis Burns ‪@awillis2

@musiccargirl14: Welcome to #musedmot!! We will be here from now until our last chat on twitter at 3pm est.” have a great day!

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Stephanie Sanders ‪@Stephdon

If you share Digi.ports w/Ps do they ever get to anxious about how their kids are progressing or not? #musedmot

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Susan Haugland ‪@shaugland

@Mwren13 Also,

Identifies form.

Composes melody within given parameters.

And the ever-present, participates in class

#musedmot

 

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Marisa Wren ‪@Mwren13

@shaugland Awesome! Thank you for the ideas. #musedmot

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MusicalEar ‪@MusicalEarSwe

@MusicalSojourn You can create QR codes for any URL on internet. There are QR code generator websites which do it for you #musedmot

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Marisa Wren ‪@Mwren13

@Stephdon I think so. It’s still new, so I need to push it more. Counter on main of, so I know people to there. #musedmot

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Stephanie Sanders ‪@Stephdon

@MusicalSojourn @SammiRaRa I would be interested in this. Have only used QR codes for our online programs this year. #musedmot

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Marisa Wren ‪@Mwren13

@Stephdon I love Evernote for having my Ss record Recorder Assessments into. #musedmot

 

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Stephanie Sanders ‪@Stephdon

@Mwren13 that’s great! I need to work more w/GS…just haven’t taken time. Do your Ps check in on the sites? #musedmot

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Stephanie Sanders ‪@Stephdon

Am trying to replace written narratives w/digi.ports next year for all Ss. Biggest challenge for me is staying ahead of it all. #musedmot

 

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Marisa Wren ‪@Mwren13

@Stephdon The real reason I picked sites was because I keep them updated so parents can see progress in class. #musedmot

 

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Sarah Burns ‪@MusicalSojourn

@SammiRaRa does the QR code (these are new for me) lead to the videos? #musedmot

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Stephanie Sanders ‪@Stephdon

@Musedmot I hand them my iPad and they go in pairs to practice room. I like it bc can annotate on it for post. etc. #musedmot

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Marisa Wren ‪@Mwren13

@shaugland Gotcha!  If you don’t mind. I’m trying to get ideas on how others use SBG in music. Thanks Susan! #musedmot

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Stephanie Sanders ‪@Stephdon

@Mwren13 beat me to the question! 🙂 I have experimented w/GS and Weebly, but settled on Evernote at least for now. #musedmot

 

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Mused Motivation Day ‪@Musedmot

@Stephdon I remember you talking about that when I visited, do the kids get more out of you using Coaches Eye? #musedmot

 

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Samara Wood ‪@SammiRaRa

Just beginning to use video and dig records in classes. Record Assmnt perf, post priv YouTube, create QR codes 4 families 2 share #musedmot

 

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Stephanie Sanders ‪@Stephdon

If you use dig. ports., what do you to organize share? #musedmot

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Marisa Wren ‪@Mwren13

@Stephdon I just started using google sites. Each grade has a portfolio (site) w/ video, projects, pics and audio. Add to each yr.#musedmot

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Susan Haugland ‪@shaugland

@Mwren13 Exactly. Students have to know what you’re looking for. (to a certain extent) #musedmot

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Stephanie Sanders ‪@Stephdon

Yes with all the tech. it is much easier to do video. I use Coach’s Eye app and have a Flip and H2N camera I give to the kids. #musedmot

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Susan Haugland ‪@shaugland

@Mwren13 No, no, no….  I only have 5 spaces on our computer-generated report card. I can list what I have on there if you want. #musedmot

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Marisa Wren ‪@Mwren13

@shaugland I might put primary friendly words next to it. Sows progress thru mastery and Ss can assess themselves w/ same words. #musedmot

 

Sarah Burns ‪@MusicalSojourn

@Mwren13 I agree, I love the ease of the iPad  #musedmot

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Susan Haugland ‪@shaugland

I use video to assess MYSELF! #musedmot

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Stephanie Sanders ‪@Stephdon

@Mwren13 @shaugland That is great! I’m borrowing it! #musedmot

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Marisa Wren ‪@Mwren13

@shaugland Do you assess every standard? How often do you assess? Thank you for the ideas! #musedmot

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Mused Motivation Day ‪@Musedmot

@MusicalEarSwe @Stephdon I’ve heard about that one before, I’ll have to try it out #musedmot

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Susan Haugland ‪@shaugland

@Mwren13 LOVE that!! My k-2 kids would have a tough time reading it, but I love it! 🙂 #musedmot

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Stephanie Sanders ‪@Stephdon

@MusicalEarSwe @Musedmot Yes I’ve heard about Vocaroo but never have tried it. #musedmot

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Sarah Burns ‪@MusicalSojourn

I made mainly audio files & gave students a disc at the end of the year. (They provided the disc if they wanted one.)   #musedmot

 

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Marisa Wren ‪@Mwren13

@MusicalSojourn I am thankful for my district issued iPad. Creating video and audio are very simple. #musedmot

 

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Stephanie Sanders ‪@Stephdon

I have been using Dig.Ports loosely for several years, but only formally this year. Everyone really likes them! #musedmot

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MusicalEar ‪@MusicalEarSwe

@Musedmot @Stephdon vocaroo.com is easy to use tool to record & email files. We’ll use it during our next online course #musedmot

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Marisa Wren ‪@Mwren13

@shaugland Thats a great goal! I found a self assessment chart that is similar to what you said. #musedmot pic.twitter.com/3kMzwJlpxz

 

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Stephanie Sanders ‪@Stephdon

That was going to be my next Q. If you use dig. portfolios, how do you use them? Just for Ts, share w/Ss, Ps? #musedmot

5h

 

Sarah Burns ‪@MusicalSojourn

Video has gotten easier with tech. iPad, phone, computer is such a plus. The majority of my teaching was pre this tech 😦 #musedmot

  5h

 

Marisa Wren ‪@Mwren13

I use videos and audio clips for grade level portfolios. Show growth and progress. #musedmot

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Stephanie Sanders ‪@Stephdon

@Mwren13 @shaugland We have a few pub. schools here in ME that do similar grading up through HS. It is controv. but I like it! #musedmot

 

 

Marisa Wren ‪@Mwren13

@shaugland I really like this idea. I am transitioning to SBB this next yr. thanks for the idea. #musedmot

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Sarah Burns ‪@MusicalSojourn

For T eval TN Ts must develop a portfolio that demonstrates student progress. This is done thru assessment #musedmot

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Susan Haugland ‪@shaugland

@Stephdon How we assess is a big part of our evaluation process and will be even more closely scrutinized as CC takes effect #musedmot

5h

 

MusicalEar ‪@MusicalEarSwe

For singing/instrumental assessment, video or sound recordings are great, not so much for the teacher, but for the kids to listen #musedmot

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Marisa Wren ‪@Mwren13

@Stephdon Mostly observation. Some theory sheets for older Ss. Still include participation. Going to separate the grades next yr. #musedmot

 

Mused Motivation Day ‪@Musedmot

@Stephdon mostly observation, with my schedule it’s tough to set up a video before a class. I do use Soundcloud to record singing #musedmot

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Sarah Burns ‪@MusicalSojourn

Here in TN it is very much on their minds. #musedmot

  5h

 

Susan Haugland ‪@shaugland

K receives no grades for fine arts here. Grades 1 & 2 get B (beginning) D (developing) or S (secure) for each standard. #musedmot

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Stephanie Sanders ‪@Stephdon

Wondering if any of your admins. check out what you are doing for assessment? #musedmot

5h

 

Stephanie Sanders ‪@Stephdon

@Musedmot Do you do any video or is it all observation? #musedmot

 

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Marisa Wren ‪@Mwren13

@MusicalSojourn Same here. My elem Ss get S and ES. #musedmot

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Stephanie Sanders ‪@Stephdon

What is included in your assessments? #musedmot

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Stephanie Sanders ‪@Stephdon

@Stephdon I should say this is for all band kids. #musedmot

 

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Stephanie Sanders ‪@Stephdon

A2: 5-6 mostly observation w/3 formal per Tri. 7-12, 1 per week video assess on assigned material. #musedmot

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Sarah Burns ‪@MusicalSojourn

By the end of he quarter each S had 8-9 grades. #musedmot

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Sarah Burns ‪@MusicalSojourn

Once a week. #musedmot

 

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Stephanie Sanders ‪@Stephdon

@MusicalEarSwe @MusicalSojourn this is very important for our Ss but also the parents and admin. #musedmot

 

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Mused Motivation Day ‪@Musedmot

@Stephdon 4 times a quarter and assessment is based on subject that quarter.Mostly observational or aural because I have k-5 #musedmot

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Stephanie Sanders ‪@Stephdon

@MusicalSojourn how often to you do these assessments? #musedmot

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MusicalEar ‪@MusicalEarSwe

@MusicalSojourn Great to have rules of evaluation so well structured and organized & also to be announced to students in advance #musedmot

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Sarah Burns ‪@MusicalSojourn

Q2: recorded performance, written, & embedded assessments #musedmot

 

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Stephanie Sanders ‪@Stephdon

@MusicalEarSwe Agree! #musedmot

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Sarah Burns ‪@MusicalSojourn

Because I had more individual grades for each student to validate their grades. #musedmot

 

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Stephanie Sanders ‪@Stephdon

Question 2: How often do you do formal assessments? #musedmot

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MusicalEar ‪@MusicalEarSwe

@Stephdon Kids also need to learn that the achievement is what is judged (in life too) so they need to put in the effort needed #musedmot

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Sarah Burns ‪@MusicalSojourn

As I became more structured/organized w/my grading the less I accounted for effort. #musedmot

    

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Stephanie Sanders ‪@Stephdon

@MusicalSojourn To me that seems about the norm for what I do. #musedmot

 

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Mused Motivation Day ‪@Musedmot

I hate when people include effort in on grade,everyone tries their best, it just seems sometake less effort to succeed then others #musedmot

    

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Sarah Burns ‪@MusicalSojourn

What was an A was my highest grade (S+\E) What was a B, C, D was my next grade (S/M/D) F became my lowest (U/N)  #musedmot

     


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Stephanie Sanders ‪@Stephdon

@MusicalEarSwe Yes! Our 5-8 students have a separate effort grade on RC so I get conflicted including effort in the grade. #musedmot

 

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Sarah Burns ‪@MusicalSojourn

I took the 5pt district grading scale & made it music’s 3pt scale. #musedmot

 

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MusicalEar ‪@MusicalEarSwe

It’s very important to take the effort into consideration, but we need to try to stay objective as well and grade the achievement #musedmot

 

6h

 

Mused Motivation Day ‪@Musedmot

@Stephdon We move to letters in 6-12, they like to soften the letter grade blow in elem #musedmot

     


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Sarah Burns ‪@MusicalSojourn

The school district has a grading scale.  I modified music grades to go along with that scale #musedmot

 

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Stephanie Sanders ‪@Stephdon

@MusicalSojourn could you describe the breakdown of your elem. grades and the grade they receive? #musedmot

     


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Stephanie Sanders ‪@Stephdon

Do your Ss receive an effort grade in addition to letter/number or is that included in your grading scale? #musedmot

 

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Stephanie Sanders ‪@Stephdon

@Musedmot in my school MS 5/6 Ss = letter 7-12 Ss receive percent. #musedmot

     


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Sarah Burns ‪@MusicalSojourn

My elem Ss received letter grades, but what type varies by grade. MS/HS get letter grades #musedmot

     


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Mused Motivation Day ‪@Musedmot

I teach elementary general, we have a 1,2,3,4 number based system. 1 being worst, 4 being best #musedmot

 

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Stephanie Sanders ‪@Stephdon

Starting with first question: Do your Ss receive letter, number or P/F grades on report cards? #musedmot

    

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MusicalEar ‪@MusicalEarSwe

@Stephdon Grading and Assessment in the Music Classroom is a very interesting topic! Looking forward to all the thoughts coming up #musedmot

    

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Mused Motivation Day ‪@Musedmot

@MusicalSojourn Thank you for joining in! 🙂 #musedmot

 

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Stephanie Sanders ‪@Stephdon

Hi Sarah Welcome! #musedmot

    

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Mused Motivation Day ‪@Musedmot

@MusicalEarSwe thank you for joining in today! #musedmot

 

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Sarah Burns ‪@MusicalSojourn

Good morning!  I am looking forward to the discussion.  #musedmot

     


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Stephanie Sanders ‪@Stephdon

I’m Stephanie and I teach in a small Indep. day school in So. Maine. 5-12 bands and several singletons in HS. #musedmot

 

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MusicalEar ‪@MusicalEarSwe

Hi @musiccargirl14 and @Stephdon! Nice to be here at the Music Ed Motivation Day tweet chat sessions with you #musedmot

 

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Stephanie Sanders ‪@Stephdon

Hi Everyone! We’ll start of the day with a discussion about grading/assess. in music/perf. classes. #musedmot

 

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