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I like my Smartboard, and use it daily. In Grade 5 and 6 Band, I use it to create interactive rhythm drills and to create short melodic patterns for the kids to play. I create ‘composer files’ to show them pictures and all sorts of stuff. It’s great for showing kids videos and so forth downloaded from the internet. Last Friday, I showed my seventh grade choir a clip of a group singing a piece we’d been using for a listening activity all week. A picture and/or recording really IS worth a thousands words (although in reality, I still talk a lot!) As far as supporting the Common Core, I’m on less familiar ground there. I use the NafME standards in my classroom, since our CC music standards are still under construction.