ISTE Standards

Collaboration and Technology Integration

  • 1.  Collaboration and Technology Integration

    Posted 06-26-2019 22:04
    I am a music educator who takes transformational learning to another level using various techology with my students who I see generally once a week.  Most often grade level meetings and professional learning occurs when the students are in my and other special area classes. I am interested in learning how other educators in other districts are expanding student learning experiences with the other educators via authentic, inter-disciplinary and multi-grade level collaboration. 

    Vanessa Bradley
    Music Specialist
    Stonewall Tell E.S.

  • 2.  RE: Collaboration and Technology Integration

    PLN Leader
    Posted 07-02-2019 14:28
    Edited by Darshell Silva 07-02-2019 14:29
    Hi, One example of a project that may work for you is one, I do. I do not usually include music but that is a great idea to add:

    English- write a poem, essay, etc
    Art- illustrate it
    Library- add paper circuits and light it up
    Music - add  a musical component

    Could even be a group project or multigrade project with students working together to combine their own ideas/ perspectives.

    Some great student works comes from this! Darshell

    Darshell Silva
    Quidnessett Elementary , North Kingstown, RI

  • 3.  RE: Collaboration and Technology Integration

    Posted 08-18-2019 12:32
    Good Morning

    I teach US History, grade 11.  Would you mind sharing ideas as to how I can incorporate music into my lessons? Can you share a lesson with me that would serve as a model for me to bring music into my lessons?   It would be nice to add more music to my units.

    Thank You,

    Portia Worthy
    Valley View District

  • 4.  RE: Collaboration and Technology Integration

    PLN Leader
    Posted 08-18-2019 13:12
    What era of US history do you teach? Over the years I taught them all from colonial to present era. I used to bring in music as the culture of an era. The soundtrack of the times that spoke to the political, economic, cultural and current events that Americans were experiencing. Genres that represented the culture of different geographic areas and their unique experiences. You can tell a lot about a society and culture by it's art. Music is an art form that students can relate to. During my Civil Rights unit, one learning activity we would do is create a soundtrack of the times from different perspectives. It was part of a larger assignment where students blogged as people from the era and had to totally adopt their perspective. What would Bayard Rustin's playlist look like, or what playlist would represent his life; as opposed to the playlists of George Wallace or Daisy Bates? We would create parallel timelines of music (and other artistic expressions) and events/people of eras and analyze how they intersect and it's influence on the thinking of the era. Sometimes we would show images from an era with a medley of music (not necessarily from the era, maybe music that "sets a mood" like in movies), and have students absorb it all before diving into a discussion or collaboratively answering questions.  Sometimes I would play music at the beginning of class to set the tone for the lessons, review the previous lessons, as a search lesson (using their cell phones for learning) or just for fun. I know you wanted lessons, I have been out of the class for 6-7 years, so I only have ideas. Hope they help.

    Regina Schaffer
    Educational Technology Specialist

  • 5.  RE: Collaboration and Technology Integration

    Posted 08-18-2019 13:20

    Hi Regina



    I teach from Pre-Civil War to 2000.  Thanks for the great ideas.  Let me know if you recall additional ideas.  You probably do not have rubrics and lessons?  I see that you have been out of the Classroom for a several years.