A. Instruction - 5.4
B. Design - 8.3
C. Engagement - 9.7
Real Drums Free: A Best App for Instrument Playing
Summary : Play the drums for free!
Drums Free gives users access to a digital drum set. Users can play the drums by tapping them, and they can tap the “<” button to play the drums over preloaded songs. Users can tap the “Synthesizer” button on the bottom right of the screen to mix and adjust how the drum’s sound. The “Settings” button let users pick different style drum sets to play, which includes the Rock, Jazz, Dance, Ethnic, and Electronic kits. Users can also choose if they wish to play with or without drumsticks.
- Teachers can show students how to play different notes and note combinations using this app. To do so, teachers can connect their device to a projector. Next, they can say the name of the note or note combination they are going to play and then play it. Students will respond by playing the same note or note combination on their device. As they do, the teacher can walk around the room and provide additional support where needed.
- Students can play the drums over a preloaded song in this app. As they do, other students can listen and provide feedback about the performance. To further personalize this experience, students can save some of their favorite songs to a device and bring them to class. Students are then placed in pairs, and they are to play the songs for their partner. After listening to each partner’s song, students can discuss how the drum was played during the song, and they can work together to play the drum on their device while they listen to the song.
- A group of students can together choose a song to play, and then each student will choose a musical instrument app, with this app being one. Students can then practice playing the instrument on their device. When ready, the group can perform for their classmates.
- Students can be assigned the same set of notes to play. In response, students will have to play the notes using 2-4 different drum kits. Students will then have to rank the drum kits; from the one they liked playing the most to the one they liked playing the least. Students will have to compose a rankings rationale, which explains their preference of kits.
- Students can compare two different drum kits by creating a Venn diagram. In it, students can list the attributes of the different drum kits and also their similarities. Once complete, students can share their diagrams with a partner, and the two students can combine their ideas onto one diagram that they will share with the class.
|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