Teacher Review For Pluto Learns Piano HD

Students enjoyed the program, used it with the SmartBoard.

Michelle L.
Technology Integration Specialist
Rowlesburg School
Rowlesburg, WV
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My Grades Pre-K, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Arts, World Languages, English Language Learning, Health & Wellness
My Rating 3
Learning Scores
Engagement 4
Pedagogy 3
Support 1
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Knowledge gain
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
How I Use It
I use this with my whole class via the SmartBoard. Students play along using Boomwhackers. In order to use it in this fashion you will need multiple sets of Boomwhackers and also make sure to get the chromatic sets. We were unable to play some songs because the Boomwhackers do not go high enough. But if you really wanted to do the high pitched song you could drop it an octave.
My Take
The children enjoyed using the app. I wish that the connector between my iPad and the SmartBoard was more secure. Many times when myself and the children are guiding Pluto the connector comes undone. This app served the children by helping their confidence level. Because this was a "game" they felt comfortable about making mistakes.