Teacher Review For Incredibox

Great bridge into using Garageband to make music.

Jill L.
Technology coordinator
P226M
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My Grades Pre-K, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Arts, English Language Learning, Health & Wellness
My Rating 3
Learning Scores
Engagement 5
Pedagogy 2
Support 1
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Creation
Further application
Individual
Knowledge gain
Practice
Small group
Student-driven work
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with General
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
I used incredibox to introduce my students to using different kinds of music before using Garageband. My students are generally non-readers so the options in Garageband can be overwhelming. Incredibox cuts the options down to beats, voices, melodies, and effects. By having students use Incredibox to mix and match sounds - they had an easier time with choosing certain sounds when moving into Garageband. I also love Incredibox to support students learning how to drag and drop with the mouse. It is instant and gratifying feedback for successfully dragging and dropping. The best part as a teacher, no matter what combination of sounds you choose - it always is pleasing on the ear!
My Take
I like how visual the website is and how easy it is to understand dragging and dropping. A con is that the animation of the people on the site is men without their shirts on at first, but it is not graphic by any means and I do not find it inappropriate. My students always love using Incredibox and often choose it at home. I found it was a wonderful visual and engaging way to represent musical parts.