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 

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

Garage Band Rubric