We are intending to add some useful resources here.
Current information related to COVID-19 from NZQA is here.
Music remote assessment matrix and guidance – basically only Group Performance is out at this stage.
- MENZA – Primary Teachers– The resources from this website is fantastic for Year 9 and 10.
- Midnight Music by Katie Wardrobe
- Ultimate Free Music Tech – Free Resources from Katie Wardrobe
- Teaching from Home by Katie Wardrobe
- How to set up ZOOM for music teaching
Blogs – Useful blogs you might want to read…
- Teaching Online – School Closures
- 6 Steps to being teaching online
- 22 Video Lesson tips
- Making Your Online Lesson Studio
- Lessons learnt from a week of teaching in COVID-19 by Duncan
- Sue M’s Education Site – Blog
We need your help! Can you send me some of your plans?
Reflection: The following below is something we have learnt in the last couple of weeks…
- Plan your lessons (obviously!).
- Create your tutorial video in advance to go with your lessons.
- Keep your tutorial videos short – aim for less than 5 minutes.
- Use video conference time as Q&A sessions and bonding time with students.
- Don’t forget to catch up with students who are offline (inform your Dean).
- Use your school recommended platform (Teams, Zoom etc…).
- Always protect yourself, your class and your students by having password for the meeting (if you are using Zoom).
- Flipped classroom plan would be perfect for online teaching (purchase Duncan’s resource could be pretty handy).
- When you giving instructions, you can mute students – this might work better for some of you, and improves sound quality.
- Ethernet cable connection will give you better sound quality than wifi.
- When you are doing video conferencing, turn off all unnecessary websites, emails, etc…to free up using data (you could ask your family members to not use the internet).
- Drop your expectations a little.