Who loves playing games with their students? *raises hand* Games are not only fun and a great motivator but they also engage our students and invite learning. When we are teaching online, it can sometimes be a little tricky playing a favorite game that you normally would play in person. But what if you can adapt that same game and still be able to play it online?
In this music teacher tip I am going to share how you can do just that. Whether your lessons are one on one or in a group class setting, I will share ways you can adapt and make most games and activities work in an online setting. While this teacher tip is a little longer then most of my others, if you stick through to the end, you will walk away with a lot of different game and activity ideas.
Quick Tip- In the video around the 20:00 mark I mentioned students needing two devices to play Kahoot. One for Zoom and one for Kahoot. There is a work around if they are using their computer. They can have two different tabs open. One for the Zoom and one for Kahoot.
As I mentioned in this video above, I am using an iMac desktop or MacBook Pro for the screen share, an iPad for the apps and Zoom as the online platform. If you are not using these same tools or platform, you may need to figure out and adjust what you can and cannot do. Remember the key is to think outside of the box.
If you own any of the games or resources in my store, you can adapt and use them with your students in an online setting.
Looking for interactive digital music games that are all ready to go? Check out the new distance learning games below…