Apps for Art, Music, and PE -

Art -

Useful Apps To Create Diagrams, Doodles, and Sketches -
Grants for art stuff -
15 Free Awesome Drawing and Painting Tools for Teachers and Students -

Easiteach Lessons -

High Quality Graphic Freebies -
Image editing tool -
Online photobook -
Google Site on all types of Picture Programs (Pinterest, learnist, flickr, PicMonkey) - - images from 17 different museums from around the world! This site is where you can draw a masterpiece! Check out what I created! Turn raw ideas into visuals. Drawing tool - Different FREE tools to create animated pictures - very cool drawings come to life - K-5 photo editing into movie editing
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Image Banks that are Copyright Friendly:

  • drawing Pad
  • My brushes: Many different brush options, good for more advanced artwork
  • GlitterDoodle
  • GlowJar
  • Monet
  • ArtAuthority
  • Khoya

Music -
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Piano Teaching Infographic
Piano Teaching Infographic

Music Apps -
Audio Recording Apps -
More Music Apps -

Take a look at Mr. McSymphony's Music Program for elementary school children. No music background required. Read a story, play music then have the children write which piece of music they like the best. Five programs one for each grade level 1-5.
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30 Mobile Apps Reinventing Music Education -

Interactive Music Lesson -

5 Sources of Free Sound Effects and Music

Mr. Byrne - This morning Greg Kulowiec and I are teaching a workshop on creating content in iBooks Author. I'm starting the morning with a discussion about Copyright, Creative Commons, and Fair Use. This collection of resources for locating music and sounds licensed for re-use is one that I am sharing with the group.
external image Picture+20.pngThe Free Music Archive provides free, high-quality, music in a wide range of genres. The content on Free Music Archive is used under various creative commons licenses. The New York State Music Fund provided initial funding for FMA. FMA seeks to maintain a high-quality resource through the use of selected curators who approve or deny all submissions to the collection. Anyone can download music from FMA for use in podcasts, videos, and other digital presentation formats. The music collections can be searched by genre or by curator.
external image Screen+shot+2010-08-20+at+10.49.25+AM.pngPodSafe Audio is good place to locate and download free music for multimedia presentations. PodSafe Audiois a community of musicians who create music and share it for the purpose of fair-use in podcasts.=== ===
external image soundbibleSound Bible is a resource for finding and downloading free sound clips, sound effects, and sound bites. All of the sounds on Sound Bible are either public domain or labeled with a Creative Commons license. You can find sounds for use in podcasts, videos, slideshows, or other multimedia creations.

external image Picture+17.pngRoyalty Free Music hosts music tracks that can be reused in numerous ways. Royalty Free Music charges the general public for their downloads, but students and teachers can download quite a bit of the music for free. To access the free music tracks students and teachers should visit the education page on Royalty Free Music.
external image Picture+5.pngJamendo is a source of free and legal music downloads. The music on Jamendo comes from the artists who upload it themselves. While not all of the music is licensed for re-use, there is a substantial collection of music labeled with a Creative Commons license. As always, before re-using any of the music you download make sure it is labeled for re-use.
This post originally appeared on Free Technology for Teachers. - Easy Music Lessons for interactive whiteboards - Upcoming standards for Music - Yes an interactive site for music!!! - San Francisco Symphony Kids' Site
30 Day Free Trial to Jam with musicians around the world -

These sites are good for downloading music from - Royalty free -

external image Screen+Shot+2012-06-14+at+3.56.46+PM.pngJoy Tunes is a neat web and iPad application for learning to play the recorder and the piano. Joy Tunes presents students with games to play with a recorder or a piano.
The recorder game from Joy Tunes is available for iPad and the web. To play the game you have to play the correct notes on your recorder. When you play the correct notes you can move forward in the game. The notes that are played on the recorder are picked up by the microphone on your iPad and on computer.
The piano game from Joy Tunes is available for iPads only right now. The concept is the same as for the recorder game. Play the notes on your piano or keyboard and your iPad picks up the sounds to give you feedback in the game.
Applications for Education Playing the Joy Tunes games could be a good way to mix up music practice. I wouldn't replace practicing scales and other time-tested methods with playing these games, but playing the games could throw a new fun element into practice.
H/T to TechCrunch.
This post originally appeared on Free Technology for Teachers

  • GarageBand
  • MusicSparkles
  • Virtuoso
  • iamguitar, iamfunk, iamsymphony
  • Discovr Music

PE and Health-

1 California school uses iPads to support its PE programs
Posted By Contributor On August 1, 2012 @ 12:45 pm In Best Practices News,Curriculum,eClassroom News,Featured Best Practice,Mobile and Handheld Technologies,Top News | No Comments
external image tablet2-150x150.jpg [1]The iPads fill a gap where traditional PE instruction leaves off by ensuring the most accurate assessment of student skills and abilities.
The pressures of being a physical education teacher in today’s public school environment are mounting. We’re being asked to strike a balance between government physical fitness mandates for America’s children and extreme budget cuts. Like many other public schools, we at Eastlake Middle School in Chula Vista, Calif., are struggling to walk that tightrope with fewer and fewer supports and are continuously searching for tools that help us achieve that goal.
I’ve been teaching for 14 years. During that time I’ve seen a lot of changes in the average public school’s physical education (PE) department. Some schools have kept their programs in place, some have whittled them back significantly, while others have done away with PE programs altogether. At our school, we decided that physical education needs to be supported—and we decided to embrace new technology tools to help us instill solid physical education and exercise values in our students.
Last year, we rolled out a new iPad-based PE program called SPARK [2]. The funding came from a Carol M. White Physical Education Program federal grant, which covered the cost of 40 iPads and a number of program training sessions for 50 instructors from across the district. We centered our grant project around obesity prevention and highlighted the fact that our students’ body mass index (BMI), aerobic capacity, and fitness scores were lagging behind national levels.
We started using the iPads in our department in the 2011-12 school year. The SPARK program includes digital lesson plans, activity videos for students, interactive assessment tools, and online grading (which replaces traditional “roll call”), all stored on the lightweight, portable devices. They are easy to carry around and effectively replace all of the paper, pencils, and grade books that our PE teachers previously had to carry around with them.
The iPads also fill a gap where traditional PE instruction leaves off by ensuring the most accurate assessment of student skills and abilities. Whereas a math teacher can quickly pinpoint where an error was made on a test, there aren’t always definitive “rights” and “wrongs” when it comes to physical movement. By using the SPARK program and our iPads, we can record the students in action and then use the playback for video analysis. This ensures that we have a thorough, tangible assessment of the students’ abilities. An eighth grader who is practicing a tennis serve, for example, can see what she’s doing right and wrong on the playback, clearly visualize her actions, and then make the necessary adjustments. This is a lot more effective than a PE teacher telling her that she’s “not following through properly,” or “not holding the racquet the right way.”
Motor skills are another area that we address quickly on our iPads. Whether we are on the basketball court, tennis court, or soccer field, wee just download the supporting curriculum from our PE program (I have some of them stored permanently in my iBook’s application for quick access), open up the application, and show students a quick video on how to kick a soccer ball, throw a softball, or shoot a basket.
The iPads have also proven themselves as time-saving administrative tools. We use them to record grades, fitness data, and other important information without having to sit down at a desktop or laptop. We recently bought a cable that connects the tablets with our classroom projectors, allowing us to show videos to larger numbers of students in group settings. I’ll kick off our PE program’s dance unit, for example, by showing videos that walk students through a variety of steps and moves.
As any middle school teacher will tell you, technology has significantly impacted the way we teach. With the right mix of tools and software, we’ve been able to help children learn much better and achieve their grade-level standards. In that respect, our jobs have become much easier. That’s pretty significant in an era where the typical public school teacher is facing a unique set of challenges with budget cuts and increasing class sizes.
Of course, not all teachers are quick to embrace this “new” way of teaching. This is fairly normal in a vocation where some individuals want to try new things and others prefer more traditional methods. What I’ve found is that, in most cases, the second group just lacks understanding. When they don’t know the capabilities and benefits of the technology, they shy away from it. Software, equipment, and devices are left to gather dust in the corner of the classroom, and the teacher goes back to his or her old ways of doing things.
To help teachers break through these barriers, we work closely with them to ensure maximum comfort levels with the technology. Using Professional Learning Communities (PLCs), our district offers weekly (at minimum) sessions for teachers who need additional support with classroom technology. We also strive to put technology tools into the hands of as many instructors as possible—something that’s not always easy to do in today’s budgetary climate. By using grants as a support mechanism, we’ve been able to achieve our goals in this area.
Our end objective with these technology initiatives is simply to get kids moving during a time when fun stuff like online gaming and social networking are creating highly sedentary lifestyles for our country’s youth. By integrating our own technological innovations into the curriculum—and by reaching students on their own turf with online videos—we can get them moving, burning calories, and ultimately creating more active lifestyles. We want our MVPA (Moderate to Vigorous Physical Activity) times to be high and our kids to enjoy movement and activity. It’s as simple as that.
By combining SPARK’s movement-based curriculum with the user-friendly iPad, we’ve been able to take several steps toward achieving our goal. Our PE department has been able to work more efficiently and effectively during a time when budget cuts and other hurdles make it difficult to be out there in the trenches, teaching 60 kids how to move.
Danielle Cherry is a seventh grade physical education teacher and assistant grant coordinator at Eastlake Middle School in Chula Vista, Calif. Article printed from eSchool News:
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[2] SPARK: Water Planet Challenge educator resources
NEAF is offereing $2,000 grants to middle and high school teachers who use Water Planet Challenge materials 3rd - 12th grade (Utah Standards) - All grade levels - Susan P. Byrnes Health Education Center
Check out your city's Public Health dept. If it's smoking, check out the Cancer Society. If it's puberty, Dept of Public Health has lots of resources and might even provide Prof Dev for teachers in your district. Proctor and Gamble - Always and Old Spice samples for free from the company with teaching resources can be ordered online. Drugs and alcohol CMHA has resources.

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  • iMuscle

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