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Teacher Resources

This page in the home of tutorials and resources that may be of use for K-8 general music teachers. District 109 general music techers - you may access curriculum documents through the district Web site.


Technology Integration Resources

MusicEdTech Blog
My personal blog is the home to information on a vareity of tech-related topics. Read, comment, and submit questions as you explore ways to integrate technology in your classroom. Please note, much of the information on this blog is applicable to any classroom, not "just" music.

YouTube in the Music Classroom
This website (Susan Ferdon, author) is devoted to the use of YouTube in the classroom. Information about various video hosting options is presented along with examples of possible uses and tips for effective integration of video technology in the classroom. Presentation materials and resources from the IMEA Presentation (Jan, 2011) can be found here as well.

Susan's YouTube Channel
Susan's YouTube Channel houses instructional videos that were made for students at Kipling School as well as favorites that are used to enhance instruction.



Tutorial #1: Setting Up Your TeacherWorks Planner
In this tutorial, you will be guided through the steps necessary to install your TeacherWorks software and set up your Lesson Planner. This tutorial, and the next two, review tasks that were part of our Staff Development with Thom Borden on May 20th.

Tutorial #2: TeacherWorks Resources, Correlations and Internet Tabs
Also included are some tips for navigating within a pdf.

Tutorial #3: Adding Lessons to TeacherWorks Planner
This is the third of three tutorials that review basic set-up, navigation, and resources in TeacherWorks.

Links and Downloads

D109 General Music Assessment Report, 2008-09 (pdf)

Click here for BOE Curriculum Presentation: January, 2009

Spotlight on Music 2008 Scope and Sequence, grades K-8 (pdf)

PD Notes, 5/20/09 (docx)
PD Notes, 5/20/09 (doc)
PD Notes, 5/20/09 (pdf)
These are Sue's notes taken during Macmillan Professional Development held at Kipling on May 20, 2009.

The School Music Program: A New Vision
These are the MENC National Standards for Music referenced in the Spotlight on Music Correlations.