Are you in a panic when your school’s electricity goes out, the projector bulb goes pop, you need emergency sub plans, or your computer is on the fritz? Make this no-tech, low-cost Jeopardy board and you’ll be ready for any emergency! Say goodbye to technology and hello to an innovative, interactive, and budget and sub-friendly game that will make learning music (or ANY subject) an absolute blast!
What is a No-Tech Jeopardy Game?
A no-tech Jeopardy game provides an opportunity to combine music education with a thrilling game show format any time and in any situation. A music teacher or sub with no musical background, can walk in and without hitting a power button of any kind, have great learning K-5.
Modeled after the popular TV show, this interactive game allows students to answer questions, earn points, and engage in friendly competition. By transforming your music lessons into an exciting game, you can foster a love for music, encourage teamwork, and enhance student learning in a playful and memorable way.
Did I mention that it folds down to an easy-to-store rectangle?
Discover the time-saving benefits of artificial intelligence (AI) for music educators. As AI revolutionizes education and the world, it offers a powerful ally to music teachers by streamlining administrative tasks, creating and personalizing instruction, and providing time-consuming research, which then frees up valuable time. Explore how AI empowers music educators to focus on what truly matters – nurturing musical talents and fostering creativity.
Let’s look into the time-saving and (hopefully) stress-reducing efficiency unlocked by AI and the many sites that will be available to us over the next few years.
Reminder: It’s ONLY a tool. Teachers should vet the information very carefully.
For guided reading or general information activities and assessments, use a multiple-choice format.
These can be used:
in hard-copy print
with devices using Google Forms, Kahoot!, Quizizz, Gimkit, canvas, Blooket, moodle, and more!
Write this prompt. “Use the following article about Mozart to generate 10 multiple-choice questions. Give two printable copies, one with the correct answers annotated by placing a check mark (√) at the beginning of each correct response and one without. Add a list of the 10 correct responses for easy grading.” (add Mozart biography here)
This will work well in ChatGPT.
Video Assessment Creation
Type in a video URL and some AI models can generate questions. One example is the beta app twee. (see video and table below for more info)
Here is a multiple-choice example using a Ted-Ed video on brass instruments.
twee also lets you type in (or have it generate) text and create a fill-in-the-blank assessment.
How to Generate the Best Responses
You can ask an AI bot a question and then ask them to clarify
you can FIRST ask them what they need to know to answer your query.
What do you need to know to provide me with…
What information do you need to write a thorough lesson on…
Give your request and add, “What else do you need to know?”
Here’s an example using ChatGPT: “I need a list of songs for an elementary music concert. What do you need to know to help with this list?”
Here’s Chat GPT’s answer (abridged to save space):
Theme or purpose of the concert.
Age or grade level of the students.
Time duration of the concert.
Musical style or genre preference.
Any specific songs already considered?
Technical considerations: accompaniment, sheet music, or audio resources?
Cultural or sensitivity considerations.
Here’s my new query using the bot’s suggestions.
I’d like a list of songs for an elementary music concert with a winter theme. The performers are in grades 1, 2, and 3. The concert will be 45 minutes in length. The music should be secular with a mix of upbeat and ballad styles. The students will be singing in large groups and mp3 accompaniments will need to be used. A couple of the songs should be very upbeat. I’d like the song titles, composers, and possible mp3 links.
Here’s the answer I received!(The links are only placeholders. DANG!)
“Winter Wonderland” – Felix Bernard and Richard B. Smith
Here’s one game.
Paint With Music
I didn’t think I could love something more than Chrome Music Lab but this Google Arts and Culture feature, Paint With Music, is FANTASTIC. Here’s my tutorial and how you can teach melodic direction, rhythm, tone color, harmony, vocal exploration, texture, and so much more!
Syncing Lyrics With Audio for Beginners
Custom Line Spacing
Change Cursor/Pointer Size & Color
Finding Folders Faster (on a Mac) with Add to Sidebar
Getting Started, Input of Notes, Rhythm, Melody, Key, Meter, Lyrics.