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!
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.
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?
Incorporate movement and body percussion.
Use posters, flash cards, puppets, manipulatives to communicate music concepts/learning goals.
Consider using “no vocal” music tracks like these!
Have digital content ready for sharing your screen with students.
You may want to check out these VIDEO RESOURCES for your online music teaching needs next year.
Every activity has a video component!!!!
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
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:
PROVIDE ACTIVITIES STUDENTS CAN DO ALONE
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.
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!
Let’s Move and Learn with Music!
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