MusiCan® Classic "Education through the medium of music"©
MusiCan® Classic 1, 2-3, 4, 5 for learners aged 4-12 intended for…
MusiCan® Classic "Education through the medium of music"©
MusiCan® Classic 1, 2-3, 4, 5 for learners aged 4-12 intended for Educators (Mainstream & Special Educational Needs), Music Instructors, Parents, and Homeschoolers is a comprehensive music program based on curriculum expectations UK, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand.
>>> What is MusiCan® Classic 4? <<<
In MusiCan® Classic 4 (suitable for ages 8 to 10), students begin with a revision of musical elements taught in MusiCan 2-3. Then they are off to the cinema where they investigate:
• Music Styles
• Musical Instruments
• Musical Notation
• Musical Structures
• Sequencing and matching sound tracks for films and composing a soundtrack for a short movie
• Visiting the singing area to flex vocal cords or trying the interactive xylophone
• Developing core skills in listening, appraising, composing, and performing music
SEE BELOW for MusiCan® Classic 4 Topics Covered and User Guide-Table of Contents
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>>> REQUIREMENTS <<<
Latest Google Chrome OS on Chromebooks and other Chrome packaged App supported environment(s)
MusiCan® Classic Requires Adobe Flash plugin. Enable it here chrome://plugins
>>> TOPICS COVERED <<<
The activities in MusiCan 4 are context- based, using the cinema environment as the point of reference. In each activity the learner needs to apply knowledge and skills acquired from the associated sessions.
Learners have twelve activities to work on, each activity has one or two module session(s) associated with it.
The twelve topics are:
• Music and Stimulus, Music and Film
• Music and Mood
• Instrument Families
• Describing music
• Beginning, Middle ,End and Binary/ Ternary Form
• Melody Part
• Staff, Clef, 8 Note scale
• Rhythmic Notation
• Clashing Sounds
• Layered Sounds
MusiCan 4 has a two-strand structure. Each module session is in two sections and consists of:
• An animated lesson introducing key concepts and a knowledge base.
• A quiz, relating to content introduced in the animated lesson
The quiz presents multiple-choice questions, sequencing activities, drag and drop exercises, or listening and appraising tasks. Answers for the quiz can be found in the Teacher’s Area. All modules are assessed and the results displayed in the Learner’s Summary in the Teacher’s Area.
Each Module session has a corresponding Tips document, located in the Teacher’s Area. The Tips document contains ideas for listening, appraising, composing, and performing activities.
>>>> MusiCan® Classic 4 User Guide Table of Contents <<<
• Philosophy and Purpose
• Overview of MusiCan 4
• Revision of MusiCan 2-3
• MusiCan 4 structure- Module Sessions and activities
• Group summary
• Learner’s summary
• Delete names
• Teacher’s tabs
• How to use
Additional Resources for teacher and learner
MusiCan 4-Outline Scheme of work
Assessing learners using MusiCan 4
Buttons and Icons used in MusiCan 4
• The matrix
>>> See skills covered in MusiCan® Classic 1, 2-3 below <<<
>>>What is MusiCan® Classic 1? <<<
MusiCan® Classic 1 (suitable for ages 4-6) introduces learners to basic music concepts.
• Active listening
• Design and make tasks
• Music making
Focused listening is emphasized, both for its sheer enjoyment potential and for its essential role in composing and performing. The learner is encouraged to listen with attention to sounds in the environment and gradually to become aware of how sound is organized in music. Performance incorporates a balance of singing and instrumental playing of his/her own work and the work of others. Movement activities provide the learner with opportunities to organize and develop their natural enjoyment of expressive movement in dance form. They are encouraged to explore and experiment with a variety of body movements and to communicate a range of moods and feelings.
>>> Modules for MusiCan® Classic 1 <<<
• Farm Sounds
• Weather Sounds
• Transport Sounds
• Kitchen Sounds
• People Sounds
>>>Lesson Plans <<<
Each module contains one lesson plan which is further subdivided into six sessions, with each session giving early years practitioners 20-30 minutes of teaching activities. No prior knowledge of music is needed and key musical terms or concepts are fully explained. The lesson plans have been specifically designed to cater for non-specialist and specialist early practitioners and are suitable for small or large groups.
>>>What is MusiCan® Classic 2-3? <<<
MusiCan® Classic 2 - 3 (suitable for ages 6 to 8), introduces learners to the following musical elements:
Learners taught each of these musical elements separately and introduced to each one through:
• A definition of each musical concept
• Computer based interactive animated lessons to assist with consolidation of knowledge for each musical element
• Group, subgroup, paired, and individual tasks for the learners to visualize, hear, and explore each musical element
• Computer based assessment to evaluate each learner’s understanding
The musical elements are gradually expanded upon and layered so that learners build knowledge and skills at their own pace and ability level.
>>>Modules for MusiCan® Classic 2 – 3 <<<
There are 15 modules in MusiCan® Classic 2 – 3, with each subdivided into 3-6 sessions. You can work systematically through each module or select individual modules to supplement an existing scheme of work for music. The module titles are:
• Introduction to pitch
• Pitch- Higher or lower?
• Pitch intervals
• Pitch, duration, timbre
• Musical appraisal skills
• Pulse and rhythm
• Dynamics and Rhythm
• Rhythm (2)
• Rhythm and rests
• Quarter notes, eighth notes, and rests
• Rhythmical phrases and untuned instruments
>>>What is MusiCan® Classic? <<<
MusiCan® Classic is a fully interactive and animated e-learning suite of music products with superb animation, graphics, activities, songs and sounds, art and craft tasks, and interactive games.
MusiCan® Classic was developed in conjunction with teachers and musicians.
MusiCan® Classic delivers a solution to learners, teachers and parents, providing a comprehensive music program.
MusiCan® Classic provides automatic tracking and progressive reporting for individual learners.
Music, through the MusiCan® Classic experience, can be a catalyst for learning!
>>>Why MusiCan® Classic? <<<
One of the best media for helping children to communicate, participate, perform, build self- esteem, socialize, and learn other subjects, is Music! These are essential skills for 21st Century learners everywhere. MusiCan® Classic is designed to foster the personal, social, intellectual and physical development of the child. The coordination of mind and body is achieved through singing action songs, playing singing games, tapping rhythms, moving to music and playing in time while simultaneously listening to others, following directions or reading from notation. MusiCan® Classic contributes to the development of music and artistic awareness, self-expression, self-growth, self-esteem and multicultural sensitivity and, therefore, to the enhanced development of the whole child.
The presentation of music within each course takes full advantage of the dynamic and interactive capabilities of computer technology. Animation, backing tracks, audio tracks, speech, and sound effects invite learners to participate in an intrinsically motivational environment. As learners progress through each course, they learn essential musical skills and concepts. For learners at any level of education, learning how to listen, appraise, compose, and perform music are all-important.
>>>Benefits of MusiCan® Classic? <<<
• Minimum preparation Time – includes a Teacher’s Area with a scheme of work already laid out for every class
• Reports – automatic progress tracking with printable individual reports
• Activity Sheets – printable activity sheets for reinforcement of concepts and cross-curricular integration for Levels 1-3
• Interactive tasks on the computer for all levels
• Lesson Plans – detailed Lesson Plans for every module and every session
• Provides full assessment system enabling continuous tracking and reporting for the individual student
• All Resources in one place – audio resources, songs and lyrics, backing tracks, sounds, printable texts, lyrics, activity sheets and more
Multimedia visual tools – aural, visual and linguistic links to every image for speech and language development