General Music Today (Online)

Screen Media and Young Children: Who Benefits?
General Music Today (Online) (2010) Vol. 24, No. 1, pp. 50-55

Since the airing of "Sesame Street" in 1985, television produced for children has expanded to more television shows and educational media that includes videos, DVDs, and computer products. Viewing screen media is pervasive in the environments of young children, and ...

Planning for Success: Optimizing Your Teaching
General Music Today (Online) (2010) Vol. 24, No. 1, pp. 32-40

This article outlines a sequential approach to unit and lesson planning for conceptual teaching in general music classes. Guidelines for the writing of well-articulated instructional objectives are provided. Two appendices show models of a unit plan and a lesson plan ...

Art, Music, and Movement Connections for Elementary Education Teacher Candidates
General Music Today (Online) (2010) Vol. 24, No. 1, pp. 27-31

Visual arts, movement, and music are all connected by common structural elements. The lesson described in this article was prepared so that teacher candidates in elementary education may make connections among music, movement, and the visual arts using an elemental ...

A Minds-On Approach to Active Learning in General Music
General Music Today (Online) (2010) Vol. 24, No. 1, pp. 19-26

Minds-on engagement in active learning is explored through the experiences of Margaret Sanders, a general music teacher. Minds-on learners think about their experiences. They are actively involved as questioners and problem solvers while they complete musical tasks and reflect on ...

Instructional Blogging in the General Music Room
General Music Today (Online) (2010) Vol. 24, No. 1, pp. 15-18

Blogs, short for Weblogs, began to show up in the late 1990s, based on online discussion boards centered on threaded topics. Currently, a blog typically refers to a Web site in which an individual posts entries and then allows for ...