This summer, some other GT teachers and I got together to host some free online classes through Edmodo for our 3rd-5th graders. My class is called, “Make a Theme Park.” Each week, the students are invited to make something for a theme park that they have imagined. For the 1st week, the challenge was to build a model of a theme park ride, and the fantabulous Joey Hudy judged. You can see the post I did on the winners here. During the second week, the students created theme park mascots, and Braeden the Master of Puppetry was our judge. Here is the link to that post.
Our third week of our online “Make a Theme Park” class invited the students to create songs for their theme parks. Michael Medvinsky (@mwmedvinsky), who is an amazing music teacher and Master of Making I connected with through Twitter, was our judge for the week. As usual, the creativity and variety in the submissions thoroughly impressed me! Our judge was dazzled as well, and had a very difficult time choosing the winner. There were songs created with Garage Band, piano, Scratch, and even a muffin tin with wrenches! My daughter and I tried to create one with Incredibox and iMovie – but somehow lost the sound 🙁 In the end, Mr. Medvinsky chose the Kittyana Jones Theme Song that was created with Scratch. You can see and hear all of the songs submitted, as well as Mr. Medvinsky’s wonderful comments by going to our Padlet.