Category Archives: Music

September 11 in Rap Form

While rap isn’t normally my favorite music genre, it is a favorite for many kids (and adults!) I had heard of Flocabulary, but really didn’t know what it was. Today, I happened upon this rap song/video all about 9/11. It is designed for 5th-12th grade students, and may be a good way to start a conversation about the day.

9-11 Rap


In addition to the video, you will find some quick review questions and interactive┬ályrics. If you’re a paid subscriber to Flocabulary, there is a quiz that goes along with the video.

Although this is my first experience with Flocabulary, I don’t think it will be my last.

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Tech Tip Tuesday …

If you read my Prezi a while back, you know that I was a music major a bazillion years ago! When I read about this site at Free Technology for Teachers, I was intrigued! has all sorts of interactive music lessons and exercises for all levels of musicians, from beginners to advanced. Music teachers will find all sorts of great tools too!

Be sure to take a look in the Tools section. You will find several different “musical calculators” and an easy way to print your own musical staff paper (with or without the treble and bass cleff symbols). My favorite tool is the Pop-Up Piano where you can play right there on the screen!

If you are a music teacher (or even a former music major!), be sure to check out and let me know what you think!

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