Who is ready for snow days, fun holiday Christmas Starbucks cups, Christmas carols and warm nights by the fireside? Who is ready to organize their Christmas songs and start using their Smartboard as a virtual CD player?
IF that is you and you want to organize your songs and transfer them from those scratched mixed CDs where you never know what track each song is on because you misplace your track list then Keep the Beat is for you!
5 years ago I stopped using CDs in my classroom and started playing my music on the Smartboard. I never looked back. As a former Music Teacher, I have tons of songs and this was a great way to organize them in an attractive user friendly way for not only myself, but for my students and substitute teachers.
Added bonus - your administrators will think you are really rad for using Technology in a creative way in your classroom!
What is KEEP the BEAT? This file is a TEMPLATE for you to use to load your own songs onto the file. Great to use at Whole Group time, while the kids are working, for your Class Holiday Party, etc. Keep the Beat (once you attach your songs onto it) is like a virtual CD player - you can play your songs directly from your Smartboard.
THERE ARE NO SONGS ATTACHED IN THIS FILE - I wish I could do that for you but that would be a violation of copyright. YOU NEED TO UPLOAD/ATTACH YOUR OWN SONGS FROM YOUR OWN CDs and then you will have your very own fancy Musical Smartboard files to use from year to year! No more need to buy blank CDs and sharpies, no need to type out playlists and buy CD storage containers. You can keep everything right on your computer and transfer the files easily, adding new songs as you get them.
INCLUDED IN "Keep the Beat" CHRISTMAS EDITION YOU WILL RECEIVE:
4 slides with 6 song circles on each slide (total of 24 beautifully designed song circles to attach your favorite Christmas songs to)
1 slide with 6 blank song circles so you can personalize any additional Christmas songs not included here and attach those too (you can clone this page for as many personalized slides as necessary)
Background and Explanation of what Keep the Beat is, how to use it in your classroom etc.
Instruction slide on how to attach songs to each song circle
Troubleshooting slide to help with any technical issues you might have
Instruction slide on how to start, stop, restart songs etc.
Additional Title page in case you want to switch out "Christmas Songs" for "Holiday Songs"
Song Circles included in this Christmas Edition are:
Santa Claus is Coming to Town, Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, Frosty the Snowman, All I Want For Christmas, Let it Snow, Jingle Bells
Here Comes Santa Claus, Deck the Halls, Sleigh Ride, O Christmas Tree, We Wish You A Merry Christmas, 12 Days of Christmas
Up On the Housetop, Jolly Old St Nicholas, I'm A Little Snowman, Do You Hear What I Here?, Felix Navidad, Carol of the Bells
O Come All Ye Faithful, Away in a Manger, Silent Night, Joy to the World, We Three Kings, The First Noel
REMINDER: As noted above, this is a TEMPLATE - there are NO SONGS ATTACHED as that would be a copyright violation. You will need to upload the songs from your own collection of Christmas Songs. Instructions are included on how to do that.
YOU NEED TO HAVE A SMARTBOARD to open this file as it uses Smart Notebook Software
If you have difficulty attaching your songs please ask your campus computer specialist or friends who have Smartboard experience. You can also check out my tutorials at smartkinderkids.blogspot.com or email me with any questions. Please remember that technical difficulties are not grounds for leaving poor feedback on products. I am here to help and would love to help you if you have any issues.