Pick a Student
It’s important that all students are held accountable during class discussions and everyone has a chance to speak his or her mind. Replace that old coffee-can-with-popsicle-sticks method and choose which student to call on using the Pick a Student app. Type in the names of the students in your class — use multiple class lists if you work with many groups of students — and the app does the rest. Press a button on the screen each time you want to randomly call on a student, and a name will pop up.
via Teach with Your iPhone: Apps to Use in the Classroom | Edutopia.
Isle of Tune is a music sequencer with a slight difference. You create music from street layouts. It sounds like an odd idea, but it’s brilliant.
Draw a road, and place a car on it. Then place different items next to the road such as houses, trees and lamps. As the car passes these it plays a sound. The type of sound/pitch of the note can be changed. You can have several cars moving round at the same time, on several different stretches of road to build up your tune from separate loops. Apparently you can have up to 8 cars.
It’s very simple to use and create a basic tune. You can also view a top chart of islands created by other people to see how it should be done. Check out the Lion Sleeps Tonight for instance! Users can vote on their favourites.
You don’t need to register to play around with the site, you can just jump straight in. Future versions will also be released for iPad and iPhone which would make a great app.
Read more http://www.whiteboardblog.co.uk/2011/05/create-music-with-isle-of-tune/
Carl Orff Playlist
In 1800’s England, the song and dance, “Ring around the rosies,” appeared. We all know it:
“Ring around the rosies,
pocket full of posies,
we all fall down.”
But what do these seemingly nonsensical lyrics mean?