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Clickable Music Choice Boards · just a little more

By Dr. J. Pisano , in elementary , at April 7, 2020 Tags:


When our school went to online learning because of the Covid-19 virus, I discovered that it is possible to create Clickable Music Choice Boards for Seesaw that simplify lesson planning and enables multiple links. Finding a way around these two hurdles has been a game-changer for delivering lessons that engage my music students during these unique school days. 

What are Choice Boards?

Choice boards are graphic organizers that comprise of different amounts of squares. Each square is an activity. The activities help students learn or practice a primary concept while allowing them a choice. Students can be instructed to choose one or more of these activities to complete and they can progress from one activity to another either in an organized or random order. 

What are Clickable Music Choice Boards for Seesaw?

Think of them as kid-friendly documents (PDFs) with pictures and words that are linked to videos or web-sites all focused on a single concept or learning expectation.  When this PDF is attached to Seesaw, students have access to multiple learning activities, far more than can be included in a normal Seesaw Activity. 

How to Make a Clickable Choice Board

Here is a great video by the incredible Kris Szahner.

I Want to Share My Clickable Music Choice Boards

Creating the Clickable Music Choice Boards is easy to do. I used Google Slides to create these, but other publishing apps would also work. I’ll say more about the creation process next post. Until then, I want to share my boards with anyone who might need them right away.

If you want to use these boards, simply click on the image and you will be prompted to SAVE the activity in Seesaw.

Once you save the activity, it will go into your library.

It now lives in your library. Click on the activity and you may touch the heart and add it to a collection, a way of organizing your favorites or assign it to a class. You do not need to assign these activities right away.

If you want to make changes to an activity, touch the three dots at the bottom and “Copy and Edit” to make it your own.



101 – PreK Clickable Music Choice Board / No. 1
501 – Kindergarten Clickable Music Choice Board / No. 1
101 First Grade Clickable Music Choice Board / No. 1
201 – Second Grade Clickable Music Choice Board / No. 1
301 – Third Grade Clickable Music Choice Board / No. 1
401 – Fourth Grade Clickable Music Choice Board / No. 1

Week 2 Clickable Music Choice Boards

102 – Pre and Kindergarten Clickable Music Choice Board / No. 2
102 – First Grade Clickable Music Choice Board / No. 2
202 – Second Grade Clickable Music Choice Board / No. 2
302 – Third Grade Clickable Music Choice Board / No. 2
402 – Fourth Grade Clickable Music Choice Board / No. 2

Directions for Students:

After watching the tutorial above and reading the directions in each Seesaw activity, you will notice that students have to tap “View Instructions” to access the Clickable Music Choice Board in Seesaw. 

Once students click “View Instructions” they will notice the Clickable Music Choice Board to the left. 

When they tap on the image, they will need to tap “View Original” at the bottom on the page. This will take them online and all of the links will be active.


 

I hope you find these Clickable Music Choice Boards for Seesaw helpful and I hope that using them lightens your load and brings a little bit of joy as you navigate these scary days. 

 

I want to do just a little more!

Cherie





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