Tag archives for music

  1. Calendar of Cool: John Philip Sousa Born

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    On November 6, 1854, famed American musician John Philip Sousa was born in Washington, D.C. This patriotic birthplace is fitting, since Sousa’s best-known works are marches that are commonly played during parades or at other celebrations of American holidays. Sousa is best known as a brass-band trailblazer, but the first instrument he learned to play […]

  2. Musician and Educator Gets Students in Tune

    Dr. Lodge McCammon, a professional musician, previously taught AP Economics and Civics at Wakefield High School located in Raleigh, NC. Currently, he works in classrooms with various grade levels and subjects in order to help teachers and students integrate music, video, and movement into the course. At the age of 2, Dr. McCammon began playing […]

  3. Fun Fact Friday: Ludwig van Beethoven

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    Did you know that Beethoven often dipped his head in cold water prior to composing? It’s true! Here are some other fun facts about Ludwig van Beethoven: Beethoven’s first symphony was so bizarre sounding, it was initially believed to be intended as a musical joke. His Symphony No. 9 was the first known symphony to […]

  4. I WANT my MTV!

    SURGEON GENERAL’S WARNING: This post contains links to songs from the 80s so listening may result in Dancing With Myself (Billy Idol) Remember the first time you saw Michael Jackson dance in “Thriller“? The 80s decade was ruled by music and for music junkies like myself it was Just like Heaven (The Cure). There were […]

  5. I pulled into Nazareth, was feelin’ about half past dead

      Music has always been an important part of my life. The fact that it can transcend all boundaries, whether it be race, religion, or generations, only highlights its importance in forging those connections amongst the places and people around us. On April 19th, the world lost a superb musician. Levon Helm, the drummer and […]

  6. Cathy Houchin Shining WI DEN STAR

      Cathy Houchin has been integrating DE Resources and tools for the last 7 years,serving on the leadership council for the last 6 years. Cathy is an experienced music teacher, having taught grades K-12, choir, music and band.  She currently teaches K-5 Music in the Watertown School District, inspiring young learners to express themselves through 21st […]

  7. Accelerate Learning with Green Screen & Music

    Kari Huttner has taken advantage of the great DE music featuring Dr Lodge McCammon’s content driven Jams containing powerful lyrics and melodies to charge students’ interest and improve their level of comprehension.  Kari adds Green Screen fun with DE Video segments, reaching  total tech integration! What a great way to demonstrate how we help young […]

  8. Try Your Hand at: INTEGRATED LEARNING!

      Looking for a fun way to engage your students as well as get them active and excited about their learning? EXPLORE INTEGRATING THE ARTS! Arts integration combines content and skills from the arts – dance/movement, music, theatre and the visual arts – with other core subjects in a seamlessly blended lesson plan. It’s a […]