Capture the attention of your students this December with 3 IWB Musical Activities for Elf-ry one in your classroom.

These three engaging activities can be uses as a whole group activity , three stand-alone activities, or for centers.

3 SMARTBoard musical activities for Elf-ry one3 IWB Musical Activities for Elf-ry One:

Magic Stem Race

Use the Magic Stem Race to review and / or reinforce correct stem placement on notes on the staff. Utilizing the fading ink features of the Magic Pen, this activity quickly becomes a race to see who can complete the stems correctly before the ink fades. I speak from experience; Elf-ry one will be engaged and want to try it!

The next two activities are designed to review and/ or reinforce the Kodaly hand signs and solfege syllables. [click to continue…]


“I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.” – Chinese proverb


At this point in the year, my students are so comfortable with the use of technology that they have the skills to use the iPad as effortlessly as they use pencil and paper.   Now the fun begins, because 1:1 iPads are perfect for the assignment: show what you know! 1:1 iPads: Putting It All Together. How did we get to this point?

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Interactive Learning is Loud

It never gets old! Interactive Learning is Loud, Unpredictable, Student-Driven and Collaborative.

It’s what we live for as teachers. It’s what drives us to try new things, work harder to master new skills, and dig deeper to find ways to connect with today’s learners. The energy that comes from interactive learning that is loud, unpredictable, student-driven, and  collaborative, motivates me to passionately hone my skill in designing interactive lessons. When magic happens, it is priceless. I am convinced magic happens many times because of the

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