Tip of the Week: Breaking Down an IWB Activity

by Abby @ Quaver on December 4, 2013

in At Quaver HQ,QK-5 Curriculum

Each week, we bring you a Tip of the Week here on the blog to make using your Quaver resources easier than ever.

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Today’s Tip of the Week is for Users of the QK-5 Curriculum or Essentials Program!

Did you know many Quaver IWB activities have layers or steps of interactive possibilities?

At this point, Quaver’s Resources include over 2,500 individual elements like Media Slideshows, ClassPlay Songs, and TONS of Interactive Whiteboard Activities. Take any individual IWB activity, and you’ll find multiple layers of material you can use to reach your students in a myriad of ways!

For example – in a previous Tip of the Week, we showed you how Instrument Anatomies IWB’s can reveal instrument parts with the click of a button, but they can also play the sounds of each instrument by clicking Play!


Another great example of a resource with many layers can be found in the Durations Classroom – the Long and Short Sounds song!

Quaver Teacher Carol tells us how she breaks down this IWB for her class:

When teaching Long and Short sounds to K, 1, or 2, check out the “LONG AND SHORT SOUNDS” IWB in the Duration Folder of the Classroom.  Have your students meet all the characters in the song by exploring  the PREP tab; decide which instruments make long sounds, short sounds, or both by exploring the INSTRUMENTS tab; and finally, listen to and perform actions along with the catchy “Long and Short Sounds” song by clicking the PLAY tab.  Your students will LOVE it!




Use the Help icon in the top right corner of every IWB Activity to find ideas for digging deeper into your Quaver IWBs!

To explore the layers of Long & Short Sounds:

  • Go to the QuaverMusic.com & Log In to your account
  • Click the Teacher Tab or School Bus Stop Sign
  • Click the Quaver Essentials Icon
  • Click the Duration Classroom
  • Open IWB Activities and select the Long and Short Sounds Activity 


Have fun and let us know: What Quaver IWB Activities are your favorites? How do you use them in class?

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