Need help with iPad music learning objectives in 2019?
To an extent, we know how difficult it is being a classroom teacher.
Naturally we decided to help by providing a detailed list of the learning objectives and success criteria that we use when delivering our iPad music lessons. As a result we hope that your planning is straightforward and concise.
There are several ways to approach lesson objectives. We recognise that Blooms taxonomy provides a clear and strong framework to gauge and assess learning, therefore we have used Blooms as our frame of reference.
P.S. We used the heading ‘Knowledge’ in place of ‘Remember.’
Our iPad music curriculum contains 7 or more areas of learning for every heading.
iPad Music Lesson Objectives
This is not an exhaustive list, yet it covers all of the actives that we deliver during our iPad lessons. We currently deliver three different types of workshop.
- Explore – Appy Music and Loopy Creations
- Compose – Music Production and GarageBand Songwriting
- Perform – Play Pop Songs, iPad Orchestra and iBand
Certainly, you may find that the type of project you’re delivering requires that you alter the wording of our objectives so that they better reflect your lesson aim.
Again this is not an exhaustive list, but it provides a great point of focus to get your lesson planning moving forward.
Let’s look at how these learning objectives relate to a specific project!
Consider the following example.
Appy Music – Explore
In this project we study a new iPad app in every lesson.
Consequently a range of software instruments, synthesisers and digital audio workstations feature in this project.
As a result, this lesson covers a range of curricular objectives.
Please use the cross reference grid to find the related objective.
E1, E3, E5, B1, B2, B3, B5, B8, C1, C4, C7, D3, D4, D6, E1, F1, F3, F5, F6
iPad Music Aims
We see music is an integral part of learning. It’s importance is highlighted in Guitar signal’s post about the benefits of learning to play music. Our projects, Explore, Compose and Perform utilise the iPad as a musical instrument and easily attain the targets set forth in the National Plan.
These projects in fact raise the bar. You can too by using the iPad to support your music curriculum!
Without a doubt iPad music smashes the targets in the National Plan for Music.
When you align the Department of Education’s programme of study alongside our objectives you can clearly see that Key Stage 1-3 education is greatly enhanced through iPad / app based music tuition.
In fact we could make a striking case for iPad music in the classroom by looking at Annex 2 (pg 36) of the National Plan.
Granted that’s not why you clicked on this article.
iPad Music Objectives
You’re welcome to use any and all of or wording in your planning. eg. “Explore how music is created and communicated”.
“Describe and demonstrate the musical elements and devices.”
“Demonstrate the ability to use a range of software features.”
“Explain the use of various musical elements in different genres of music.”
We hope that this article will encourage both peripatetic and classroom teachers to make use of the iPad in their music delivery and reference strong objectives in their planning.
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