A Hip-Hop Web Quest for QuaverMusic.com

by Abby @ Quaver on July 15, 2013

in In the Quaver Classroom!,Mobile Apps,QuaverMusic.com

We interrupt your regularly scheduled training posts to bring you another great Web Quest from New Hampshire teacher Catie Dwinal! Training Guru Chris will be back next week with more how-to fun. 

Check out Catie’s original 15 amazing quests and last month’s on Music, Movies, and Emotion!

The best way I’ve found to use QuaverMusic.com is to give what I call web quests to my students – a series of steps that direct a student around the website to make it a meaningful lesson or experience. I give a short and sometimes funny introduction and lay out the steps they need to complete.

Exploring Hip-Hop

Write on the board before class: Hip-Hop is all about the right words and the right moves to show off your swagger, take a walk through the steps below and discover if you’ve got what it takes.

  • Visit the Hollywood Bowl – To be able to sing Hip-Hop, you first have to learn its roots! Head to the Hollywood Bowl venue on the Metro and read the Hip-Hop Book as you listen to the Quaver tunes. I dare you to answer the questions at the end!

Hip-Hop Book

  • Move to the Beat – You ready to learn the right moves? Head to the QStudio and go into QDancer.
    • Create a routine with at least 8 moves – Try using 4 Traveling Moves and 4 Stationary moves.
    • You older kids can make it even cooler with 2 Traveling moves to the left and 2 to the right! Be careful not to fall off the stage!
    • Add a background beat and watch your routine performed on stage!

hip-hop dance

  • It’s Your Turn to DJ – Write at least a 3-sentence rhyming poem on a sheet of lined paper found on the supplies table. Now go to QBackBeat in Quaver’s Studio and create a beat to rap your poem lyrics. Try to rap it in a steady beat like they did in the Hip-Hop Bowl. Get ready to perform it for the group when you’re done!

QBackBeat Hip-Hop

You can even take your hip-hop quest mobile by incorporating QDancer for iPad!

What would you add to this Web Quest Adventure?
Try it with your students, and let us know what you think!


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