Websites for The Classroom – Opus #1

Are you looking for websites to engage and enhance your classroom? The Internet has a plethora of sites – some good, some not so good – that you can start using tomorrow in your classroom.

This is the first of a series of posts to give you a start on where to go, what sites might work for your classroom and tips on how to use them once you find them.

The San Francisco Symphony and Michael Tilson Thomas have created a well organized and informative site Keeping Score. Mahler, Berlioz, Ives, Shostakovich and many more are showcased with auditory examples, and a chronological history of each composer.

As always, a word of caution: Be sure you preview your sites before showing them to your students. Surprises are not always a good thing!

Barbara Balch Vinal, Technology Chair for NCMEA, Charlotte, NC © National Association for Music Education