Teacher Review For Creating Music

Decent introduction to basic musical concepts.

Stephanie E.
K-12 Science Instructional Specialist
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My Grades K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies
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My Rating 3
Learning Scores
Engagement 2
Pedagogy 3
Support 2
My Students Liked It No
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Individual
Knowledge gain
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with ELL
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
I used this product to introduce some basic musical concepts such as pitch and tempo. The students were able to play around with changing the tempo of a song and demonstrating different pitches. It worked well as a short launch for the lesson, but the students would definitely lose interest if we continued with it for more than 5-10 minutes.
My Take
This is a decent site for teaching basic musical concepts. I liked to use it for demonstrating and explaining some basic concepts like rhythm, pitch, and tempo. It is very limited though. In order for it to be more engaging it needs to provide more opportunities for students to create and experiment with their own music. Also the graphics are pretty "old school".