Teacher Review for Noteflight

Easy to use music creation program standard musical notation (piano).

Jennifer V.
Classroom teacher
Gallego Basic Elementary School
Tucson, United States
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My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Arts, English-Language Learning
My Rating
Learning Scores
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time More than 15 minutes
Great for Creation
Further application
Knowledge gain
Small group
Student-driven work
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
How I Use It
I have used this program to teach math to 3rd graders: whole, 1/2, 1/4 and 1/8. I have some music in my background and I'm sure that helped me plan how to teach them, but once the children are taught the symbols that represent 1, 1/2, 1/4 and 1/8, and if it is kept in 4/4 time, they can build models with these units and by trial and error come up with interesting melodies.
My Take
I love it, but it may require some musical background on the part of the teacher to be able to implement it. One has to place the notes rather precisely and this may be difficult for children who lack patience. The interface is fairly intuitive, but I would say it takes at least 15 minutes to learn well enough to use to teach to young children.