Spring Break: Quaver Style!

by Abby @ Quaver on April 15, 2014

in At Quaver HQ

Have you and your students celebrated
Spring Break this year?

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While the Quaver Webinars are on Spring Break this week, we’re still hard at work making new and exciting updates to Quaver resources. We’ll be back with our next Live Webinar on April 29th at 4:30pm EST and a quick peek inside our 6-8 curriculum!

While Quaver is laying by an imaginary pool somewhere, we want to know . . .

What would you like to see in an upcoming Quaver Webinar

  • Wondering how to use a particular IWB Activity?
  • Curious how other teachers approach a tricky concept with Quaver resources?
  • Looking for a new way to use your favorite QuaverMusic.com Creative or Game?

Let us know what you want to learn in the comments – and if we answer your question in our next Webinar you’ll receive a great Quaver prize for all your students!

Catch up on our last webinar and all those in the archives from this YouTube playlist!

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1 Barbara Thomas April 15, 2014 at 11:38 am

I’d love to know how other teachers are using the Essentials Curriculum with 6-8 graders. I’ve used the Instruments and Ensembles, the Composers and Music History and the Styles DVDs, then also the Creatives, the Phone Box and the Metro on the website. Students have their own accounts to do these activities. It’s going pretty well, but I’m always looking for new insights!

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2 Abby @ Quaver April 15, 2014 at 4:02 pm

Thanks Barbara! We’ll add it to the list :)

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3 Mariann Fox April 16, 2014 at 10:52 am

Two things I would love to know: 1) How do teachers adapt the K and 1st grade curricula when they don’t teach Kindergarten music? We start our music classes in 1st grade so our Kinders don’t have any structured music class in school until we get them in 1st grade. And
2) how do teachers integrate Orff, Kodaly, or textbook songs/resources they have used for years before having the Quaver curriculum? I’d just like to know how they organize and combine everything.

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4 Ben Sexton April 16, 2014 at 2:50 pm

Hi Mariann!
As one of the writers, I can tell you that it is quite easy to both adapt and integrate the things that you would like to use in addition to the Quaver curriculum. First, there’s no shame in using the Kindergarten curriculum at the beginning of first grade and using it to get the students used to organized music. You can always progress to the 1st grade lessons when you want to move forward. Second, you can now customize the lessons in the curriculum by uploading items that you have used in the past or would like to use. There is a great webinar that was done a few weeks ago on customization. The link is http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/44520145. Hope this helps!

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5 Abby @ Quaver April 17, 2014 at 9:25 am

Great questions Mariann! Will log these for our next webinar!

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6 Mariann Fox April 16, 2014 at 3:30 pm

Thank you Ben! I am behind on the webinars but I will be sure to watch this one right away!

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7 Mariann Fox April 17, 2014 at 10:39 am

Thank you Abby! Happy Spring Break to all of you at Quaver!

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