Start a new year with a reflection on personal learning and goal setting.
This activity encourages students to consider their musical interests in what they listen to, what instruments they play, and what technology they use to create and express music. My goal in using this sheet is to promote thinking about the new possibilities that exist for them to experience music and to make it personal to them.
If they have Internet available during this activity, or at home, they can explore many of the topics mentioned in the activity, especially music genres and current music apps that are easily explored through the app store. After completion, it is a wonderful activity to revisit in 4 - 6 months, depending on your time, or as part of their portfolio, or for reporting to parents. I like to model being a 'life long learner' demonstrating my current interests and goals for the upcoming year.