- Demonstrate their interpretation of connections between music and imagery through a multimedia presentation.
|Middle, High & Post-Secondary
|Skills: Creating a unique song using Soundtrap, creating a Google slide presentation, public speaking, critical listening, providing feedback.
- Choose a still image: I can be an image from history, a photograph, a piece of art or a favorite character still
- Fill in the brainstorm page:
- Who or What is the focus of the picture?
- What is the overall mood of the picture?
- What colors are dominant in your picture? If it is a Black and White picture what are the IMPLIED colors of the picture?
- What type of music do you think would go with this picture?
- What instruments do you think would best match the mood/colors of the picture?
- Meet with the teacher with your questions answered and your picture was chosen to discuss your plans for your song.
- Using Soundtrap create a song that compliments your picture. It should reflect your brainstorm sheet, be between 1:30-2:30 seconds, be an ABA form. Make sure it has a clear ending and transitions
- Download your song to MP3 format
- Create a Google Slides presentation
- First slide: Name
- Second slide: picture
- Third slide: Introduce your song to the audience
- What choices did you make?
- What instruments did you use?
- Are there any parts you want your audience to pay attention to?
- What inspired you about the picture?
- Fourth slide: Your picture, with the MP3 of your song playing behind it (so we can see the picture AND listen to the song
*Note: This is a relatively new aspect to Google Chrome. You have to download an extension to have the music play behind the picture. Some school networks block the extension. A solution could be that students shares their presentation with teacher and plugged their music into the sound system.
- Each student will share their presentation. The class reflects on:
- I think…
- I noticed…
- I liked…
- I wonder…
Multimedia presentation rubric (Standards Based Grading)
The author of this is Sara Andreas. Sara (Libby) Andreas has been teaching for 10 years. She spent the first 7 years in Arizona and has since moved to teach in Grain Valley Missouri. She has taught all 10 years at the middle school level.
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