About this workshop
Discover easy ways to adapt and rethink your current activities for your interactive whiteboard, without rewriting your music curriculum.
Who is this workshop for?
This course is for classroom music teachers who would like to get the most out of their interactive whiteboard and explore ways in which the delivery of music content can be enhanced by integrating audio, notation, video and animation.
There are no pre-requisites for this workshop – it’s designed for both new or more experienced users of interactive whiteboards.
Workshop length and delivery
This workshop is available in a full-day (6-hour) or half-day (3-hour) format. It can also be adapted and delivered lecture-style.
Preferred full-day format is as follows (the start time is negotiable and breaks can be adapted to your school day timetable):
- 9am-10.30am Session 1
- Morning tea
- 11am-12.30pm Session 2
- 1.30-3pm Session 3
The half-day workshop is a 3-hour session with a 15-20 minute break in the middle. Workshop content will be reduced to allow for the shorter time.
- Hands-on workshops: computer lab or laptops
- Interactive whiteboard (IWB) for the group
- Software required: the software that comes with your IWB should be installed on all computers/laptops
- For the presenter: data projector and speakers, a table, access to a powerpoint, wireless internet access if possible
The full-day workshop will be broken into 3 parts:
Session 1: Quick and easy ideas you can use instantly
Discover a range of excellent, free music games and adaptable resources that you can use on your interactive whiteboard (IWB) straight away. We’ll look at a selection of the free music literacy games from The Music Interactive and a range of interactive websites that can be used to spark creativity or reinforce concepts. Lastly, we’ll look at music-specific examples of multimedia resources you can create yourself using the IWB software.
Session 2: Going in-depth with your IWB software
Learn the techniques needed to recreate the multimedia resources seen in Session 1. Using the IWB software, participants will learn how to re-think current old-school whiteboard use and create interactive versions that are re-usable and save-able (you can avoid having your whiteboard work rubbed off at the end of class!). IWB software techniques include setting up a page, changing the background colour, importing images, creating web links (so they’re always handy), embedding audio (so you don’t need to search for CDs anymore), embedding video, adding shapes and using different style pens. We will create notation examples, soundscapes, a Peter and the Wolf mini-unit, ear-training exercises and more.
Session 3: All about Triptico, using your existing music software on your IWB and free interactive websites
The free tool Triptico is designed especially for IWBs and is highly useful in all subject areas. We’ll discuss ways to use the tool and each of its components – including Word Magnets, the Order Resource, Text and Image Spinner, Matching game and classroom management tools – in a music classroom setting. We’ll also discuss how to best use your existing music software on your IWB – Sibelius, GarageBand, Mixcraft, Acid, Audacity and more. Lastly, we’ll explore a range of free interactive websites that you can use to enhance listening activities, explore the orchestra and more.
- Full workshop notes provided in a digital format (PDF)
- Useful links to follow-up reading and videos where applicable
- Professional development certificates for all attendees (provided upon request)
I’m interested in this workshop. What’s next?
1. Check the Upcoming Events page for scheduled public workshops.
2. Book a workshop for your school (minimum booking 3 hours). Contact Katie to arrange a time.Make workshop enquiry
Online Course Version
You may also be interested in the online course version of this workshop. Online courses take place after-hours from the comfort of your home and all you need is a computer with an internet connection. You can find more information here.