A. Instruction - 58%
B. Design - 75%
C. Engagement - 66%
Music Theory, with AUDIO: A Best App for Studying Music
Summary : Every Music Teachers’ Dream App!
Music Theory, with AUDIO uses a digital flashcard system to teach musical concepts. After launching and registering with the app, users choose the subject area that they wish to study, and their options include Music Theory Concepts, Ear Trainers, and General Music Trivia. Next, users choose if they want to preview, start studying, or browse the flashcards. When users make a selection, they are shown a flashcard with a prompt. If they are studying Music Theory Concepts, the card will include a musical symbol. The Ear Trainers cards play a note that users must identify. The General Music Trivia cards show an image of a composer, and users are to state the composer’s name. To check their answer, users swipe the card to see the answer and then they are shown a 1–5 scale. If they knew the answer easily and quickly, users should tap the 4 or 5. If they struggled, they should tap the 1 or 2. Then, depending on the number they selected, it will impact the frequency in which the flashcard will be shown to users again when studying. Additionally, Music Theory, with AUDIO keeps stats about the frequency of the user’s studying habits.
Please note: Only a limited number of cards can be accessed for free. Users will need to make an in-app purchase to access additional cards.
- Before a test about composers, musical notes, or symbols, teachers can give students time to study using this app.
- When training their ears to identify notes, teachers can have students practice using this app. Teachers can then transfer this ability from the app to a piano. Once students become proficient identifying notes using this app, teachers can play a series of notes on the piano. Students will then be required to write each note played on a piece of paper. After the series is complete, teachers can check students’ work for accuracy.
- Teachers can assign students a research project based on the General Music Trivia cards. To do so, students can pick a composer who is indexed on a card, and students will have to research the composer. Example topics to research include the composer’s childhood, education, time period in which he or she lived, legacy, style of music, and famous pieces of music composed, among other topics. Students can report their research as a paper using the UX Write, Office Offline, or WPS Office apps. Or, students can report their research as a presentation using the Prezi, Jimdo, or FlowVella apps.
- As a daily homework assignment, teachers can require students to study the cards in this app each day. Once a week, teachers can view students’ progress in the app.
|A2. 21st Century Skills
|A3. Conn. to Future Learning
|A4. Value of Errors
|A5. Feedback to Teacher
|A6. Level of Material
|A7. Cooperative Learning
|A8. Accom. of Individual Diff.
|B1. Ability to Save Progress
|B2. Platform Integration
|B3. Screen Design
|B4. Ease of Use
|B6. Goal Orientation
|B7. Information Presentation
|B8. Media Integration
|B9. Cultural Sensitivity
|C1. Learner Control