Want to save time and space and start using your Smartboard as a virtual CD player?
If 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 ALL 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. It is a little time consuming at first, but once you get the swing of it, you will want to have all your songs on the Smartboard - it is so easy, cool and the kids LOVE it!
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 unexpected indoor recess days 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" SIGHT WORD EDITION YOU WILL RECEIVE:
8 slides with 6 song circles on each slide (total of 48 beautifully designed song circles to attach your sight word songs to)
1 editable slide with 6 blank song circles so you can personalize any additional Sight Words not included here and attach those too (you can clone this page for as many personalized slides as necessary)
1 blank background slide to add your personalized editable sight word ladybugs to
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.
Song Circles included in this Sight Word Edition are:
I, can, we, the, at, like, a, in, see, go, it, to, have, that, as, is, play, of, are, for, you, on, this, do, and, what, from, be, little, said, here, was, his, she, he, has, look, they, with, my, me, where, were, when, there, which, would, could
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 Sight Word Songs. Some good CD compilations can be found from Heidi, Joan Mancini, Scholastic etc. Instructions are included on how to add your songs.
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.