4MProject 4M

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 
http://www.ascd.org/publications/educational-leadership/sept08/vol66/num01/The-Music-Connection.aspx

Adolescents Involved With Music Do Better in School
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/02/090210110043.htm 

Positive affect on emotions and creativity
http://www.edutopia.org/music-develop-social-emotional-character

Smithsonian - Sounds of America 
http://americanhistory.si.edu/collections/music.cfm?key=1228

Music to Teach History 
http://www.songsforteaching.com/socialstudiessongs.htm

Popular Music Activities 
http://www.teachervision.fen.com/music/social-studies/54322.html

Hip Hop – Edutopia
http://www.edutopia.org/hip-hop-high

Garage Band Rubric

 
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