TeachersFirst - Featured Sites: Week of Nov 1, 2015

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Learn to Play the Piano - Hoffman Academy

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2 to 12
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Learn to play the piano through a series of video tutorials offered by Hoffman Academy. Participate in over 100 lessons sequenced to build ability and understanding. Each lesson includes...more
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Learn to play the piano through a series of video tutorials offered by Hoffman Academy. Participate in over 100 lessons sequenced to build ability and understanding. Each lesson includes instructions and opportunities for self-paced practice. The videos are hosted on YouTube. If your district blocks YouTube, then they may not be viewable; be sure to look at alternatives for sharing the videos on classroom computers.
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tag(s): music theory (45), musical instruments (47), musical notation (35)

In the Classroom

If you don't have access to a piano, don't worry, you can still learn how to play! Take advantage of the online virtual piano, reviewed here, to practice just like you would on a real piano. Share with your school's music teacher as an excellent resource for teaching students notes and piano keys. The self-paced videos offer a great opportunity to differentiate for different ability levels while achieving success for all. Share a link to this site on your class website for parents to use at home.

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Institution for Arts Integration and STEAM - Education Closet

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K to 12
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ArtsEd LAB is a FREE publication that provides countless ideas, explanations, lesson plans, videos, podcasts, and more. Download one of several toolkits with links to videos and lesson...more
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ArtsEd LAB is a FREE publication that provides countless ideas, explanations, lesson plans, videos, podcasts, and more. Download one of several toolkits with links to videos and lesson plans. Free resources list of topics include An Article Library, Resource Guides, Free Lessons, and Teacher Workshops.

tag(s): architecture (62), professional development (392), robotics (22), STEM (265)

In the Classroom

Look at the back issues of ArtsEd LAB for different articles to see if you want to subscribe to ArtsEd LAB. Find ideas for incorporating art into science, technology, engineering, and math classes. Share with colleagues and at professional development meetings for any relevant ideas.
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