Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Singing in Class

It’s time for the Wednesday Website suggestion!! For two years, I was the Technology Specialist at a school in Georgia. During that time, I amassed a large collection of websites that I use with my students. If you want to search through some of them, you can check out my IKeepBookmarks site. Or, you can check back here each week for the Wednesday Website suggestion.

I absolutely LOVE using music in my classroom.  There are so many ways to use music as a teaching tool, but sometimes it is hard to find the right song.  Recently, I have stumbled on a few sites that have great FREE music that you can use in your classroom, and I decided to pass those sites along to you in this week’s Wednesday Website suggestion.

Free Songs for Kids - Songs for the Classroom1.  Free Songs for Kids – This site has lots of classic songs, as well as finger plays and a few songs that are directed to specific science and social studies topics, like seasons, weather and US patriotic songs.

Kids Know It - Kids Songs for the Classroom2.  Kids Know It Songs – I’ve suggested this site before, but the songs section is great, with songs for a variety of science, social studies, language arts and math topics.

These two links allow you to play the music directly on your computer, so it’s super easy to click on a song and play it right there during your class.

 

Music Room - Kids Songs3.  Music Room – This site gives you the lyrics and a link or name of a song to suggest the rhythm, but does not have an audio track.  The songs, however are awesome, and on a ton of great topics, so I had to add this one in.

How do you use music in your classroom?

Heidi Raki of Raki's Rad Resources