Flipped Classroom Suggestions
If your students have access to Prodigies at home, they’ll be able to practice along with whatever sections, songs or concepts you’re covering in class.
A lot of teachers worry that this element will put them out of a job, and we hear a lot of concerns like “why would they take lessons with me if they can just follow along at home?”
Simply put, there are lots of reasons why students would still take private lessons (or class based instruction) on top of Prodigies. And the advantage of them using the lessons at home means that they’re better practiced and ready for more advanced concepts in the class/lesson. Instead of playing through songs over and over and working out basic mechanics and learning of the song, you can work on instrumental and performance techniques, expressiveness, improvisation, composition and more.
For example, if you’re teaching “When the Saints Go Marching In” from Primary Prodigies Chapter 2, there are half a dozen videos to work with (a lesson, a listening game, a song episode, two performance tracks and a brief analysis). Chances are, you won’t be able to cover that all in one class.
With a flipped classroom situation, make Prodigies part of your kids homework. They can either watch the lessons if you want to reinforce the concepts, or have them hand-sign along with the song videos before you rehearse/perform the songs as an ensemble.
The Prodigies team currently supports a few dozen schools using district or site based licenses to give all of the students and families access to Prodigies.
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