Teacher Review For Toca Band

Fun app with some educational value

Tori H.
Classroom teacher
Christ the King, Kansas City, MO
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My Grades K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
My Subjects Arts
My Rating 3
Learning Scores
Engagement 4
Pedagogy 2
Support 3
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Creation
Small group
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
Special needs
How I Use It
This is an engaging teaching too for talking about working together as a group to make music, how a band is formed, and different sounds. I've used it as an into to a unit on composition, and in several capacities: whole group, small group, and individual tech time.
My Take
This fun app is versatile because it allows students to select different creatures to add to a "band" who each add their own unique sound to the song the band is singing/ playing. It is very engaging for students, and mine often choose it during free tech time. It is limited in what it presents, but sometimes that is a plus as my students don't get distracted by many features.