Teacher Review For GarageBand

Wonderful app for letting students explore music without having an in-depth music background.

Jessica M.
Classroom teacher
Hite Saunders Elementary School
Huntington, WV
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My Grades K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
My Subjects Arts
EdTech Mentor
My Rating 4
Learning Scores
Engagement 5
Pedagogy 3
Support 3
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Creation
Small group
Student-driven work
Great with Advanced learners
How I Use It
My students and I worked to rewrite popular songs within our content area. This app helped us the be able to create the music that we needed to sing to in order to record our own songs.
My Take
I, and my students, really like the app. But I did find that it has some limitations since you do have to be able to keep a beat and realize that musical notes are harder to just pick out by ear than most students know. My students could have 'played' on this all day.