3 Tips for Teaching Elementary Music Online

3 Tips for Teaching Elementary Music Online

Back to school is fast approaching for me, so today I’m sharing my 3 tips for teaching elementary music online. And a new FREEBIE!

TIP #1

ONLINE CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT

Teaching music online will be a challenge. Consider your strengths as a teacher (except for singing) and then find ways to use those “happy places” in your teaching. Online is going to be tough!

Diversify your lessons so that students don’t get the same thing every week.

Create a schedule of when you’ll do movement activities and prep the students so they can get excited!

Here are my ideas about classroom management for teaching elementary music online.

  • Sharing time at the beginning.

  • Mute everyone except yourself during the lesson.

  • Use Hand Signals to communicate.

This month’s FREE RESOURCES is a collection of hand signals and movement signs you can use in your online teaching.

Hand Signal and Movement Posters for Online and Classroom Management

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SUBSCRIBE HERE TO GET THE FREE RESOURCE

TIP #2

TEACH INTERACTIVE LESSONS

Teaching elementary music online can be interactive.  It will take some getting used to- that’s for sure!  I’m not as much worried about my students as I am their parents as I do movement activities.

The parents may think I’m a little crazy- but aren’t we all at this point?

You may want to check out these VIDEO RESOURCES for your online music teaching needs next year.

BTS MUSIC LESSON BUNDLE

Every activity has a video component!!!!

BACK TO SCHOOL Music Class Songs, Activities, Games, Chants, Lessons, BUNDLE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Music Theory Lessons, Games, Song, Worksheets, Flash Cards, Videos, 1-6 BUNDLE

MUSIC THEORY BUNDLE OF ACTIVITIES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Watch this tutorial on how to make your own videos!

More interactive resources you can use teaching music online.

BODY PERCUSSION   Drag and Drop Activities

Body Percussion Rhythm Activity Distance Learning Google Apps

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Presentations for teaching concepts.   All Sing Play Create resources include presentations you can upload to google slides.

Watch this video to learn how to use google slides:

Or, read here on how to use google slides.

TIP #3

PROVIDE ACTIVITIES STUDENTS CAN DO ALONE

Why?

If students miss a class-

You need a sick day-

Some students will love doing more activities-

  • Consider uploading worksheets or google slides activities that support your online lesson.

Music Rhythm Activities Level 1: Digital Google Slides & Presentation Posters

Music Rhythm Activities Level 1: Digital Google Slides & Presentation Posters

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Music Rhythm Activities Level 2: Digital Google Slides & Presentation Posters

Music Rhythm Activities Level 2: Digital Google Slides & Presentation Posters

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Upload a sing along video for students to learn on their own.

  • Create a video lesson for subs and students.

Ultimately elementary music online can be fun for the students!

Overall, it’s going to be a huge challenge this year to keep student learning on track.

But I believe we can succeed using these 3 Tips for Teaching Elementary Music Online!

Sandra from Sing Play Create

 

 

 

Let’s Move and Learn with Music!

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3 Tips for Teaching Elementary Music Online

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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