I currently download choreography provided through one of my music subscriptions to correlate with the songs I am presenting in class. This choreography is demonstrated by other children of a similar age and it really makes a song selction come to life. At present my students must all huddle around my desktop computer to view the suggested moves. I\'d love to project these moves onto one of my walls for easier viewing.
Every child in our elementary school of 350 students will benefit from the experience of seeing and performing choreography which correlates to the selection of music being taught. Music is a powerful subject which allows students to express a multitude of feelings.
Music K-8 Magazine Subscriptions and Downloadable Parts from Plank Road Publishing Company, the Epson BrightLink interactive projector, my good sense of musicianship, and an eager and willing group of participants.
In this day and age, funding for the arts is almost non-exsistent due to the emphasis placed on state testing. However, important aspects of a child\'s development such as critical thinking, teamwork, immagination and creativity have always been fostered in the music room. Although I am one of the older teachers on staff, I embrace the concept of interactive technology and would like to have the opportunity to share it with my students.