Everyone is trying to find ways to incorporate more technology in the classroom! Here you will find 5 fun and creative activity ideas using GarageBand that will complement things you're probably already teaching. Also, 4/5 of the projects can be adapted for classrooms with only one computer or device.
These activities are aimed at the general elementary student or younger middle school student (**NOT REALLY FOR USE IN THE MUSIC CLASSROOM**). Please note that this is not exactly a collection of formal lesson plans. However, it is a solid launching point in that direction should you choose to do that. The instructions are written for Mac users, but the lessons can also be done with iOS.
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While the activities have been created for use with GarageBand, if you are already familiar with a different application like Audacity, etc., the general concept will still apply
For every lesson, the project details sheet will include the following:
• a basic overview of what the project will be
• a step-by-step of how to accomplish/teach the project
• a “tips and tricks” section designed to help you or students with common mistakes, challenges, etc. which I’ve encountered after teaching these lessons before
• A “techy stuff” section that explains the techy things beginners to GarageBand may be unfamiliar with
Also included is a glossary of GarageBand terms, a map of GarageBand functions, and a list of keyboard shortcuts.