Coding in the Music Classroom

Aileen Miracle
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Looking for ways to integrate coding into your music classroom? This comprehensive set, co-authored by my friend and colleague Emily Anderson Karst and I, is perfect for any teacher wanting to teach coding and dive into STEM or STEAM, even without any previous coding experience!

This set includes:

  • Introduction to coding for teachers: Includes explanation of what coding is and why it’s important. Also includes links to free and paid coding resources, websites, and toys.
  • Introduction to coding for students: This PowerPoint is perfect to use when introducing your students to coding!
  • Four mini-lessons with alignment to NCCAS, including:
    • Mini-lesson 1, Introduction to coding: Includes use of introduction PowerPoint and exploration on Scratch coding website
    • Mini-lesson 2, Coding as a Class, Performance Piece: Includes coding as a class with a Google Slides file. Students make musical choices, code their choices, then perform their piece! Separate pages include the rhythms ta and ti-ti, quarter rest, tika-tika, half note, ti-tika, and tika-ti, as well as the solfa sol-mi, la, do, re, low la, and low sol.
    • Mini-lesson 3, Coding in Small Groups, Performance Piece: Includes coding in small groups with file mentioned above, then sharing of pieces.
    • Mini-lesson 4, Rhythmic coding: Includes activity for whole group, centers, and/or small groups, in which students use a Google Slides file to code rhythm patterns. Includes separate files for ta and ti-ti, quarter rest, tika-tika, half note, ti-tika, and tika-ti. Each file includes three opportunities for students to code with blocks, three opportunities for students to decode code with rhythm, and one chance to code with pictures for a known song/chant. Answer keys are included after each slide so students can immediately check their work. This file also includes links and QR codes which will force a copy to students’ Google drives.
  • Directions for the set

Check out the preview and the video preview for a closer look!

We hope this set is helpful to you as you explore coding in your music classroom! Looking for more ways to integrate technology into your music room? Check out my Music Games for Google Slides.

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Total Pages
73 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
1 month
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