Projector / SmartBoard setups in choral classrooms
Date: May 13, 2013
I am a middle school choral director, grades 6-8, and am looking for ways to incorporate more technology into my classroom. This year, I began with a simple projector/computer setup which showed the goals of the lesson projected onto a whitescreen, and I used the setup on occasion to show video clips, PowerPoint presentations, or musical excerpts on Finale. Ideally, I am looking for something much more powerful and interactive...specifically, a SmartBoard setup, if that is ever in the cards for us non-core teachers in the building.
I was wondering what sorts of similar setups other choral directors were using in their classrooms. What kinds of equipment have you implemented? What software? How are students directly or indirectly using it? Even without a SmartBoard, what can be done with technology to further engage students in learning in the context of a choral rehearsal?
Please feel free to chime in with any and all ideas...your responses are tremendously appreciated!!! Thank you in advance.