Project 4M - Primary objectives:
Professional development to develop an increased knowledge of Academic Literacy Theory and the importance of emphasizing inputs to enhance student acquisition to knowledge.
Increased student engagement and motivation to analyze, read, write, speak, listen for information and understanding, critical analysis, evaluation and social interation. Increased student achievement in Social Science through integration of instructional technology use, including Garage Band software and use of related technologies.
Development of student centered interactive learning laboratories utilizing multiple technologies to develop and analyze social science related music and lyrics. Development of technology infused, interdisciplinary and subject specific curriculum.
Teacher and student use of online educational resources and tools to support educational development and delivery.
Resources / Links
Music and the impact on students
Adolescents Involved With Music Do Better in School
Positive affect on emotions and creativity
Smithsonian - Sounds of America
Music to Teach History
Popular Music Activities
Hip Hop – Edutopia
Royalty Free Music