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When Tradition and Technology Meet

Gong Xi Fa Cai! CISM welcomed the Year of the Wooden Horse with a Chinese cultural show. Presentations ranged from dances, skits, songs, to martials arts demonstration. It was a showcase of students’ talents and Chinese culture.

Of course, the part of the program that I will particularly brag about is a perfect example of how tradition is relived with technology. Gr. 9-10 students played traditional folk songs using GarageBand on iPads. Although it was an arduous task for the students to put the songs together, it was quite a reward in the end. One couldn’t even recognize that the songs were completely performed using iPads. Truly, technology integration at its best!

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Give Me a Beat!

Last week, 8th graders started exploring GarageBand on the iPad as the next tool that we will use for a task in Digital Literacy class.  Everybody was just hyped as they started playing the different instruments, and some started experimenting in mixing up sounds for a track.

This week, we begin with the lessons on how to go about creating a beat, or mixing up beats, to create a track. The lesson was based on a video tutorial on YouTube. I only demonstrated the beginning of the tutorial, and as the students were already excited to try it on their own, I gave the link to the tutorial video and challenged them to come up with the same music that was created on the video.

Here are some examples of the music created in class.

Philip E.

If for some reason it doesn’t play, please listen to the track from here. 

Szachii L.

If for some reason it doesn’t play, please listen to the track from here.

John T.

If for some reason it doesn’t play, please listen to the track from here.

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