Lesson Two: Using a Mac and Importing Music
- Lesson One: Prior Knowledge
- Lesson Two: Using a Mac and Importing Music
- Lesson Three: Introduction to Garageband
- Lesson Four: Creating Music in Garageband
- Lesson Five: Making a Soundtrack
- Lesson Six: Pure Play
- Lesson 7-10: Workstations
- Activities for Lesson Three
- Music Sites & Downloads
- Music Language
Specific Learning Outcomes:
- Students will cooperatively learn to use a Mac computer to import, save and file music (PK)
- Understand basic Mac operating system
- Import a CD onto the computer through itunes
- Make a folder
- Work cooperatively
- Have fun!
Macs, data projector, students' CDs.
Words 4 Today:
Hard Drive, dock, itunes, desktop, icon (These are words that the students will come across during the lesson. Put them into PowerPoint or on the whiteboard)
Introduction / Discussion
- Review last lesson - discuss how you might implement some of their desires and requests into your music programme
- Get students to share the CD they brought in and explain why it is their favourite.
- Bring to the students' attention the "Words 4 today" - ask them what they think each word means, providing them with the correct definition at the end of the discussion.
- Give an overview of the lesson and go over the learning goals.
(Teacher demonstrates, students to watch the data screen and then follow specific instructions)
- familiarise the students with Apple operating system (if needed)
- start up
- toolbar / dock
- word processor
- files, folders and saving
- itunes (mp3 preferences)
- shut down
- playing CDs. Get the students to play their CD through the computer. Use headphones (where possible) and make sure they know where the volume button is.
- importing a CD. Using itunes teach the students to import their song/album, place it in a folder and label it
- play. Let the students again have a period of 5-10 minutes to choose what they do (many will chose to listen to their own music or others).
Conclusion - formative assessment activities
- Review the "Words 4 today". Monitor student responses
- Get the students to say one thing they enjoyed doing during the lesson and add to their learning journals.