I’ve been asked several times recently on Twitter to recommend ideas for Music lessons that involve the interactive whiteboard.
So here are 10 free resources, and one excellent paid-for resource, that will help you make music on your interactive whiteboard. More can be found on my delicious list.
Moodstream is a really interesting tool. It combines images (from Getty Images) and audio tracks to suit your mood. Would be good to investigate how different sounds and tunes affect our how we feel. Choose from combinations of happy/sad, calm/lively, warm/cool etc. Is really interesting to leave running for a while and see what it does.
Make music with Shaun the Sheep of Wallace and Gromit fame. Click on a sheep to make them bleat! Great fun. Includes a free play mode or a memory game.
Simply press a piano key or run your finger down the keys on a touch screen, to play the notes. Mouse users can click on the keys. The keys are in different bright colours and marked with the note they play.
Ken Brashear has made a giant drum kit that you play simply by hitting the different hotspots on the image. Very therapeutic.
This game helps you learn how to play the piano and read music. You can learn the notes, learn the keys or both.
An interactive drum machine that lets you build up different beats to create your own drum track which you can then export as a swf file.
A simple interactive piano that lets you produce a tune and then play it back. Will show the musical notation at the same time.
A collaborative “wall of music” Click on the notes to play a track, but other people can also be using it at the same time and play music between you!
4 different games here. Compose your own music, create drum beats, music maker and piano puppet. Try them out!
A paid-for resource that is wonderful for KS1 is Musical Monsters from Q& Multimedia. Create rhythms and melodies by putting the singing creatures onto the music board, then listen to – and watch – the results.
And finally… Reindeer Orchestra
Probably best left until close to Christmas, but click on the reindeer’s noses to make them sing. Choose from several christmas carols, or free play mode.
More links can be found on my delicious list at: http://delicious.com/dannynic/music+iwb
Update:Following this tweet from GirlfromPBO on twitter: