Midge Olsen

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United States - Minnesota - St. Paul
Midge Olsen
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"If you can talk, you can sing!".
 
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By Midge Olsen
No guitars? No keyboards? No worry! This unit teaches students how to play 12-bar Blues on the iPad using the Garageband app. Students should already be familiar with the form, chord progression, and scale used in the 12-bar blues, as well as the
Subjects:
Music, Instrumental Music, Computer Science - Technology
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Projects, Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans
$5.00
6 ratings
4.0
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By Midge Olsen
This ActivInspire flipchart shows 9 snowflakes. Behind each snowflake is a rhythm pattern using quarters, eighths, and rests. Click on the snowflake to reveal a pattern, and click again to hide it. Good for rhythm practice and assessment.
Subjects:
Music
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Interactive Whiteboard, Activboard Activities
$2.00
4 ratings
4.0
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By Midge Olsen
This powerpoint is to be used as a pre- and post-test about African-American music. It can be used with any student response system, or as a paper-pencil quiz. It makes a great assessment tool for a unit on African-American music. The content is the
Subjects:
U.S. History, Music
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, PowerPoint Presentations, Assessment
$2.00
1 rating
3.3
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By Midge Olsen
This is an ActivInspire flipchart to be used as a pre- and post-test about African-American music. It can be used with Activotes, or as a paper-pencil quiz. It makes a great assessment tool for a unit on African-American music. If you have
Subjects:
U.S. History, Music, Afro-American Studies
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Assessment, Activboard Activities
$2.00
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By Midge Olsen
This ActivInspire flipchart (usable on any interactive whiteboard) consists of 3 pages of rhythm patterns covered by colorful autumn leaves. Students click on a leaf and the leaf disappears, revealing a 4-beat rhythm pattern to clap and say.
Subjects:
Music and Dance
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Activities, Activboard Activities
$2.00
2 ratings
4.0
Digital Download FLIPCHART (0.38 MB)
By Midge Olsen
This ActivInspire flipchart (usable on any interactive whiteboard) consists of 3 pages of rhythm patterns covered by an assortment of turkeys. Students click on a turkey and the turkey disappears, revealing a 4-beat rhythm pattern to clap and say.
Subjects:
Music and Dance
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Activities, Activboard Activities
$2.00
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By Midge Olsen
Combine math and music with measurement! In music, we measure beats. This 12-page ActivInspire flipchart is designed to be used with an interactive whiteboard. Students identify meter of 2 after playing a ball game with "Bounce High, Bounce Low,"
Subjects:
Music and Dance, Other
Grades:
1st, 2nd
Types:
Thematic Unit Plans, Activities, Activboard Activities
$3.00
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By Midge Olsen
This 12-page flipchart is based on the Hap Palmer song, "Clickety Clack," which is used by permission. Suitable for use on any interactive whiteboard (with ActivInspire software), the flipchart features a series of train cars used for composing.
Subjects:
Music and Dance
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Cooperative Learning, Activboard Activities
$3.00
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By Midge Olsen
This ActvInspire flipchart, for use in Kindergarten or first grade music classes, teaches students to find the steady beat in a song, read and notate the rhythm, use vocal expression in a speaking voice, read and notate the melody, and create a
Subjects:
Music
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activboard Activities
FREE
3 ratings
4.0
Digital Download FLIPCHART (1.99 MB)
By Midge Olsen
Use this flipchart lesson as an aid for listening to, describing, responding to, and thinking about any selection of music. Each step in the process has two pages - one with question prompts (editable) while students are writing, and one for sharing
Subjects:
Music, Critical Thinking, Writing
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activboard Activities
FREE
3 ratings
4.0
Digital Download FLIPCHART (0.29 MB)
By Midge Olsen
Use this ppt lesson as an aid for listening to, describing, responding to, and thinking about any selection of music. Each step in the process has two pages - one with question prompts (editable) while students are writing, and one for sharing
Subjects:
Music, Other (Music)
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Assessment
FREE
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By Midge Olsen
This is a supplement to the Clickety Clack flipchart. It includes a student worksheet for individual work, and templates to print train cars for group work.
Subjects:
Music and Dance
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Worksheets, Assessment, Activboard Activities
FREE
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

More than 20 years with Minneapolis Public Schools as an elementary music teacher in grades Pre-K through 8th. Adjunct professor in music education for Hamline University Organist and Choir director Teacher of music technology

MY TEACHING STYLE

Kodaly, with supplemental Orff

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

National Board Certification in Early/Middle Childhood Music Kodaly Certification

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Bachelor of Music Education, Westminster Choir College, Princeton, NJ Master of Arts in Music Education, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN

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