A. Instruction - 5.5
B. Design - 8.8
C. Engagement - 5.7
Musicality: A Resource for the Music Classroom
Summary : What Are Your Musical Goals?
Musicality is an inventory that analyzes users’ musical abilities, including those they have and those they want to develop. To begin, users must first launch the website and click the “Start” button to access the inventory. They are then asked for their name and if they play an instrument. Users then answer 18 questions regarding their musical abilities, specifically if they can do the skill or if they want to do the skill. When finished, users must click the “Next” button on the bottom right of the screen. They then enter their age range and email address followed by the “Save” button.
Users can then access a copy of their report based on the responses, and the report provides information about each of their item responses on the inventory. The report offers a summary of the musical principle and actions users can take to improve. In addition, users can learn more about the topic by clicking supplied in their report. Musicality will also email a copy of the report to the address entered.
Instructional Ideas for Musicality
- As a pre-assessment, teachers can have students complete this inventory at the beginning of the year. After taking the inventory, students can meet with their teacher individually or in small groups to debrief about the inventory and making learning goals for the year.
- After a class, teachers can have students complete this inventory again. That way, students can compare their responses to the survey they took at the beginning of the year (if they did take it in the beginning of the year), and they can create a presentation or chart to comment on and illustrate their learning gains. Teachers can then have students present their gains in small groups or to the whole class.
- After completing the inventory and reading their results in the report and by linking to the website, students can make a plan for how they are going to accomplish one or more of the goals. They can then get their plan approved by their teacher and work towards achieving it each week. In addition, students can write a progress report that highlights efforts they made towards realizing their goal.
- After completing the survey and reading the information, students can record a video that provides information, guidance, and advice for their classmates and future students that suggests methods for achieving the goals. Teachers can then upload the videos to a Pop Boardz or other platform to host videos. Their classmates and future students can then view the videos that correspond to their learning goals as another method of support.
|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|
Screenshots of Musicality