Music

New York Philharmonic Kid Zone

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New York Philharmonic Kid Zone is a free online website that allows for kids to learn about instruments and composers, compose music, and play other music-related games. Users can play with different instruments, such as the sheng, bow, trumpet, and bassoon, or create their own instrument. The NYP Kid Zone is a good place for students to explore the history of music and to create their own. For all grade levels.

Internet4Classrooms: Grade Level Help

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Interactive language arts (common core aligned), math, and social studies activities to reinforce skills.  Organized by grade level and skill categories.  Each skill builders page provides multiple links to interactive resources for students.   For all grade levels.

Utilizing Student-Owned Devices

University of Idaho

Students are accustomed to having nearly constant access to digital devices outside of the classroom, so why not find ways to incorporate the use of student-owned devices inside the classroom? Here are three possibilities to assist teachers with integrating student-owned devices to enhance lessons, increase communication, and engage students:

Music for the Nation: American Sheet Music

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American sheet music from the Library of Congress. Contains over 60,000 pieces of historical sheet music of a wide variety. Searchable by keywords, authors, subjects, and titles. Click the "Collection Connections" link on the bottom left of the page for teacher resources. The collection includes both audio and images.

ArtsAlive.ca

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An educational website from Canada's National Arts Centre. Learn about orchestral music, musicians, composers, and conductors; English and French Theatre; and dance. Includes pages for students, teachers, and parents. For all grade levels.

ArtsEdge

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ArtsEdge is the Kennedy Center's free digital resource for teaching the arts. Includes lessons and standards for teachers as well as sections for family, students, and multimedia resources. Includes resources for dance, theater, music, and visual arts. For all grade levels.

nationalanthems.info

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A database with over 400 national anthems. Includes detailed information for each anthem along with a mp3 file, sheet music (when available), and lyrics with an English translation. For all grade levels.

Songsmith

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Sing in your PC's microphone, and Songsmith will generate music to accompany your voice. Creations can be saved and shared. This tool is free for teachers to use in their classrooms.

Classic Cat

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A directory of classical performances that are free to download. Over 5,000 performances. Searchable by composers, performers, instruments, and genres. For all grade levels.

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