Integrating technology into the elementary music classroom

Author/s: Sara W Bibee, MA
Availability: Open Access
Type: Thesis
Year: 2015
Category: Music
Institution: University of Florida

Abstract: The purpose of this Capstone Project was to explore the integration of technology into the elementary general music classroom in ways that align with traditional approaches to general music instruction and the National Core Music Standards (PK-8 General Music). A review of literature explored the traditional elementary music methods of Kodaly, Orff, Dalcroze, and Gordon, as well as research the pedagogical writings on ways in which technology has been used to effectively promote student learning in music and across other disciplines. Thirty technology-based music learning activity types that are grounded in the literature, to be used by music educators to facilitate elementary general music students' experiences when creating, performing, and responding to music, were developed. Each music learning activity type was aligned with the revised National Core Music Standards; creating, performing, and responding learning outcomes associated with Kodaly, Orff, Dalcroze, and/or Gordon methodologies; specific technologies; and appropriate pedagogical approaches. Activity types are presented in tabular form for easy reference by teachers.

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