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MusicFirst Junior™ is an amazing new Teaching System for Elementary Music Education. Ideal for both teacher - led and independent student use, it’s also perfect for flipped classrooms and cross-arts learning.
Using Chromebooks, Laptops, Desktop Computers - and coming soon as an iPad App for Students, MusicFirst Junior gives Elementary Students instant access to Music Learning Tools and Learning Content relevant to their learning level and appropriate curriculum, via a simple carousel selector.
Elementary Teachers simply decide what Music Learning tools and content their Students can use and when they the should see it. This is done via a simple Teacher Control Panel:
Teachers choose from lists of Lesson Plans, Learning Pathways, Individual Materials (such as Song sheets, Images, Videos or Audio), and links to Music Apps such as Groovy Music and Morton Subotnik's Music Academy.
Once they have found what they want, Teachers simply drag a Learning item to the Student Cloud - and the material will immediately appear on all student devices for that class!
Built in Music Education Video Library:
Students see materials Teachers put in their Anytime Cloud immediately:
Teachers can also control what Students can see on any date, simply by using Planner Mode.
Here, teachers can group learning materials into clouds, and schedule the date and order they want their students to see them:
Materials can be dragged on to any cloud in the planner, and arranged in the order students should see them on their carousels:
Learning Materials can also be sequenced into a fixed order for students - this is called a Pathway:
Teachers can also add text and record voice instructions to appear before the student interacts with each item.
It's like being able to be right there with each student, no matter when or where they actually do their learning!
MusicFirst Junior comes with a large Library of finely crafted Lesson Plans, ready to be used as they are, or customized using the in-built Lesson Plan Editor. Lesson Plans contain all the information teachers expect, including Objectives, Standards, Procedures, Student Materials, Teacher Presentations, and more.
Teachers can also write their own lesson plans from scratch, and share these with their colleagues.
When a lesson is dragged to a student cloud, only the Student Materials within appear on the Student's carousels:
Teachers also have their own set of clouds, which is great for presenting materials to a class full screen, or using a projector. Dragging a Lesson Plan to a Teacher cloud places only the relevant materials for presentation there - the rest of the information in the Lesson Plan is only for the Teacher to see.
Naturally, Teachers want to observe their students' interaction and progress with the Learning Materials they have been assigned. Observe mode allows Teachers to select a class and individual student, and then see what the Student has opened, created, has currently in progress or has completed, by means of simple color codes for each item in the Students cloud.