Elementary Music Education Links

 

 

Use these links as a lifeline for DME or even out in the real world.
Please let me know if any of these links are broken and by all means, send me your most helpful links to include.

 

Getting Started

 

Why are you even doing this???  Teachers make a difference

Top 10 Tips for Student Teachers

http://www.tmea.org/

 

Finding a Job

 

MENC Career Guide

Scroll down to Career information and job boards

 

Texas Academic Excellence Indicator

Provides statistics on Texas school districts.  Know what you're getting into!

 

NAfME Job List

Posted jobs for music educators

 

Woe Is I

Get this book and clean up your speaking and writing grammar;

a painless way to sound like an educated adult in your interview.

 

Get Training!

 

AOSA Approved Courses

Orff training

 

OAKE

Kodaly links

First Year

 

MK8 List

Whatever you do, subscribe to this list for great ideas and advice.

Check out their Idea Bank.  Someone has already done what you need and they will share.

 

Teacher Tools

Scroll down to the very bottom of this page

 

Tips for New Teachers

very helpful links from TMEA

 

Six Ways to Be a Bad Teacher

 

Music resources for teachers just starting out

Actually, these are great for any experience level!

 

 

General Music Education Sites

Music Ed Resources Idea Library

 

Music Educators Toolbox

Many activities from Carnegie Hall

General music education links

everything you ever wanted to know!

 

Music at School 

from the UK

 

Classroom Management

The Really Big List of Classroom Management Resouces

Over 400 sites, but no longer updated, so some broken links

 

The Really Best List of Classroom Management Resources

A pared-down version of above, again, some broken links.

 

The Teacher's Guide to Class Management

Many articles, hints and resources

 

Concert Etiquette

 

Music Sites for Kids

Easy navigation for kids, but great resources for you also.

 

Music K 8

Home site for mk8 forum.  Check the Idea Bank as well as supplies and materials to purchase.

 

 

 

Assessment

RubiStar

a free tool for making rubrics

 

Rubrics

Rubric construction set

Teacher's Tools

Scroll down on this page toward the bottom to "Teacher Assessment Tool Sites"

 

Education World

99 ways to say "Very Good!"

 

Teacher-created Rubrics

Templates/Forms

Brainybetty.com

Make your own PowerPoints with these great templates

 

Teacher Tools

Include bookmarks, puzzle-maker, flashcards, worksheets and another list of even more links.

 

Latitudes

Behavior modification charts and coupons

 

Teacher Vision

Charts, forms and contracts for use with behavior management

 

Game Templates

Jeopardy Template

Jeopardy Template II

Who Wants to Be a Millionaire Template

Family Feud Template

Hollywood Squares Template

Pyramid Template

Question Gameshow Template

Weakest Link Template

Wheel of Fortune Template

 

Pedagogy

Core Music Standards

 

Organization of American Kodaly Educators

 

Kodaly in a nutshell

 

Orff in a nutshell

 

Orff instruments

 

Curwen hand signs

 

Kodaly rhythm syllables

Lesson Plans

ilearnmusic.com

1001 Free Lesson Plans for the General Music Classroom

 

Lessonplanspage.com/Music

Choose your level and plan to spend some time browsing.

 

JazzSmithsonian

Jazz lessons from the Smithsonian. 

Find more resources by clicking the "Teacher Lesson Plans" link at the top of the page.

 

Edmusic

Lesson Plan links

 

Teach-nology.com

Lesson plans

 

Rock Hall

Rock & Roll lesson plans geared toward interdisciplinary learning.

 

Mrs. Lukow's Plans

Scope and sequence for K-6

MENC Guide Index

Online searchable lesson plans, also often geared toward interdisciplinary learning.

 

Keeping Score

San Francisco Symphony site; Lesson plans cross-curricular

 

ArtsEdge

Arts-Integrated Lessons which focus on music.

 

Teachers.net

The music section of their Lesson Bank

 

The Educator's Reference Desk

Music Lesson Plans

 

Beacon Learning Center

Lesson plans from Florida

 

Lessoncorner.com

Lesson plans and worksheets

Teaching Materials

MusicTechTeacher

Music Quizzes, Games, Worksheets, and Theory

 

whackydoremi

Boomwhacker cards - single measure cards for ostinato or flashcards

 

Songstory

List of children's song storybooks with lesson plans

 

 

 

BooksforMusicEducators

List of children's books for music educators - that they can read themselves, or that you can read to them

 

Music worksheets

 

Web-based Musical Activities

Ideas

Music K-8 Idea Bank

Search this archive for ideas on EVERYTHING

 

Music Bulletin Boards

Bulletin board ideas for the music classroom

 

Felt Board Templates

 

Theatre on a Shoestring

Have to do a program?  Lots of ideas, costumes, etc.

 

 

 

Songs

Kididdles

Many many children's songs and midi files. 

Also a good resource for printed material.

 

NIEHS kids music

Lyrics and midi files to songs for children.

 

Childrens Songs the teachers guide

Lyrics and midis

 

Suzyred.com

Curriculum songs and learning parodies

 

Official state songs

For all states with sheet music and midi

 

Musicnotes.net

Graded list of songs

 

 

MsMillerRounds

Quality rounds to teach your children

 

 

 

Elementary songs and poems

Songs that teach

 

Songs for Teaching

A wealth of lyrics, CDs for cross-curricular teaching

 

Nursery rhyme origin info

Some you might share, others, maybe not!

 

Nursery Rhymes

 

Top 50 Nursery Rhymes of All Time

Listening Maps & Lessons

Classics for Kids

Links to radio show, but you can listen from the website

 

 

World Music

The Teacher's Guide to World Music - a list of links

 

 

Symphony/Instrument Resources

Monica Autry's Powerpoint on Instruments

Elementary lesson including pictures and sound

 

Playalong accompaniments for recorder

Students play with a cool track

 

Intro to the Orchestra

 

sfskids

San Francisco Symphony great site for kids, could also use in teaching situation if AV tools available

 

DSOKids

Sample sounds by DSO musicians

 

rhythmweb.com

Homemade instruments - how to make them and other instruction resources

 

More Homemade Instruments

 

Orff Level 1 Example

Orff Level 2 Example

Orff Level 3 Example

Posted on YouTube

 

Composer/Musician Resources

Classical-composers.org

Classical Composer Database

 

DSOKids

Bios and sample music by period

 

Famous Composers

 

Composer Gallery

New York Philharmonic Kid Site

 

PBS Jazz

Biographies of jazz musicians

 

Classics for Kids

Many ways to study them

Composition

Creatingmusic.com

Several different composition activities

 

Folksong.org.nz/composing

Writing story songs for older children

 

Improvising

Midi loops in various modes and scales designed for students to use while improvising

 

Fraction Pie Rhythms

Teaches rhythm and fractions while composing

 

Christmas bells

A Flash of handbells - kids could improvise on this set or just experiment with the sound

 

Musearts.com

A whole scale of guinea pigs to demonstrate scales, to play a tune or improvise

 

A Musical Sketch Pad

 

Drum keyboard

make up your own drum part

 

Jamstudio.com

More complicated, but VERY cool

Games

See Game Templates above under "Templates"

 

Music at Bangar

This music teacher has a great list of links of online music games that kids can play.  There is also a curriculum check-list for every grade!

 

Free Online Musical Games

Try the Elastic Frog!

 

Complete Guide to the Cup Song

many videos

Singing Games

Games to play with songs they know

 

Musictechteacher.com

Games and quizzes - awesome list!

 

PowerPoint Games

templates you can use

 

Parade of Games in PowerPoint

 

Cross-Curricular
Teaching With the Arts

Folkdance Resources

 

Integrating folk music

 

Resources

Music in Motion

Music education resources and gifts

 

Peripole

The best recorder and other instruments

 

Music Fonts

StaffWriter (type rhythms, notes, music symbols, etc. into Word docs) & SingASign(Curwen hand signs and stick rhythms)

Music K-8 Wishlist

Technology in the music classroom

 

Phillip Martin Clipart

best clipart ever! and free!

 

Why I Teach Music

free poster

 

 

Miscellaneous

Exploratorium

Great site on the science of sound with questions, experiments, exhibits, etc. for children

 

Concert Manners

Teach this to your students!!

 

Bloom's Taxonomy

 

Holiday music activities

 

Music Centers

Set some up in your own classroom

 

PowerPoints

 

Kellyskindergarten.com

PowerPoints

 

Music Advocacy

 

Musick8.com

If you ever find that you have to "officially" justify a school music program, here is a PowerPoint called "The Value of Music in our Schools".

It is at the bottom of the page on the left side.

 

Leading the Fight

Advocacy resources from NAfME

 

Music Education Online

Several resources in the fight against cutting music education

 

Analyzing the Situation

Evaluate your program to standards

 

Standards for Basic and Quality School Music Programs

Resource prepared by the Texas Music Administrator's Conference

Use these standards as a resource to justify improvement of your program

 

Music Education Advocacy

TMEA

 

Amazing 6 year old singer

 

 

 

 

 

 

Feedback

 

Using any of these resources?  Let me know how it's going.

I'll post comments and feedback from alumni,

or from anyone who is interested in communicating with our future or newbie music educators.

 

Alumni:  Please keep me updated on your experiences and check in with your current e-mail addresses. 

And let me know if you find a great link or resource so I can share with everyone!

VVJ