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TMEA Connections - Middle School Band - Shared screen with gallery view
Julie Amos
00:51
good afternoon!
Joslyn Munoz
00:58
hello everyone
Vanessa Montelongo
00:59
hi
Amanda Johnson
01:01
Hello!
Dwight Dodd
01:12
Good afternoon all
Ronald Byers
01:16
Hi, everyone!!! :D
Scott Johnson
01:20
good afternoon
John Robertson
06:30
It's the Birthday Boy! Happy Birthday Phil Clements! :)
Stephanie Bryan
06:51
Happy Birthday!!!!!
Phillip Clements
07:08
Thanks - thought I would come celebrate with all of you!
Julie Amos
09:12
is there a way to view the video from the last meeting?
Julie Amos
09:50
thank you!!
Dwight Dodd
11:43
how do we receive the CPE credit documentation?
Rod Davenport
12:39
Can you upload any handouts in the chatroom?
Frank Coachman
14:23
We have not finished the CPE system. We will be sending forms soon. If you registered and are in the meeting, you will automatically receive the CPE credit.
Frank Coachman
16:04
We will add handouts to the TMEA COVID page.
Phillip Clements
16:20
https://www.texasbandmasters.org/2019-convention-clinic/
Heather Scoggins
26:34
Missy, are these spreadsheets on your school website?
Julie Amos
28:25
Missy, will you be able to hold sectionals outside school hours?
Stephanie Bryan
30:31
With schoology, do the students have to have an account or are they able to access the videos through a link?
Daniel Schmidt
30:36
YouTube is a great source for finding videos of basic instrument assembly, embouchure, hand position, etc.
Liz Love
30:51
We would love to hear a little more about TMEA’s announcement about Region events, if at all possible. :) Sorry to be that person!
Tonia Mathews
31:27
I'm thinking to move region band to early Spring. I'd rather focus on the kids getting their fundamentals back in shape.
Lisa Hill
32:23
Schoology is district driven.
Meredith Hernandez
32:44
For the “Severe” is this based on if you have been able to get all of your beginners placed on instruments? What would be some good ideas if there have been kids you weren’t able to fit?
Amanda Johnson
32:49
We will be using Canvas this year. Is Schoology an LMS like Canvas?
Frank Coachman
32:58
I'll post Missy's "handout" as soon as she sends it to me.
Frank Coachman
34:05
https://www.tmea.org/resources/town-hall-archive
Dorina Kingston
34:12
My district uses Google Classroom. Screencastify is an extension, it allows teachersto record videos up to 5 minutes and submit it on Google Classroom. Flip Grid is also a extension that allows the kids to record for 3 minutes to submit assignments.
Laura Russell
34:14
I also would like to know ideas for the beginners if they haven't been put on an instrument.
John Gaertner
40:27
How did you hear them play online? Was it one at a time?
Gerardo Garza
41:15
I would like to know alternatives to where students or the teachers' internet has problems, and then you hear lag. Recordings sound more optimal, and then discussion afterwards with some playing.
Natalie Sanchez
41:56
How do you deal with students that share instruments?
Elaine Truitt
42:34
I, too, have students with varying internet speeds and different data limitations. Are there alternatives to streaming that would still allow virtual interaction? That was a weak point form me.
Amy Lawhead
46:27
Natalie, Conn selmer has a grant program running where they will contribute funds if you can purchase some instruments. the amount varies but contact them for more info.
Elaine Truitt
46:48
On the subject of scales, anyone who is very unsure their students will be able to take on scales, please look into tetrachords. It's basically "chunking" scales into two 4-note segments.
Kristy Taylor
48:48
Do you keep your kids muted as they count together because of latency or have them unmuted? How do you deal with latency issues?
Elizabeth Allison
49:26
I've created a scale study page for all instruments that does this, as well as breaking down the octaves in the same way and includes quarter note clark studies and thirds exercises if anyone is interested
Lisa Hill
49:57
YES!!! Would love that Elizabeth!
Elaine Truitt
50:03
I'm interested Elizabeth!
David Burnett
50:08
Keep them muted. Go over counting multiple times to allow kids to self-correct. Sometimes, have kids demonstrate counting individually.
Andrea Maher
50:08
Yes, please!
Richard Rodriguez
50:13
same here, Elizabeth!
Elizabeth Allison
50:18
email me: eallison@willisisd.org :)
Missy Allen
50:37
my internet connection kicked me out and I do not have access to the chats from earlier...please re-chat your questions if you have any for me...
Jack Brossette
50:42
And now your email account is getting crushed.
Elizabeth Allison
51:06
LOL, I'm ok with it. I want to help anyway I can
Gerardo Garza
51:32
@Missy Allen, are you going to share your info that you showed on your spreadsheet that you shared with us today?
Ronald Byers
51:36
For email, set up rules. It'll take time, but you can have your kids' emails all go to separate folders, then you admin into another inbox folder, and anything else you want in other folders. It's helpful, but just has some setup time.
Missy Allen
51:42
also feel free to email me msallen@humbleisd.net
Missy Allen
52:09
yes, I sent Frank the spreadsheet, he will post!
Elaine Truitt
55:17
ALSO...please address how to minimize data usage. My students have data restrictions.
Frank Coachman
55:32
Missy's handout has been posted!
Frank Coachman
55:34
https://www.tmea.org/resources/town-hall-archive
Frank Coachman
56:01
Michael's also.
Belinda Rosa
56:19
Thank you
Nancy Davis
56:25
Making sure you offer a variety of options for assignment submissions is important so that students in different technology situations can still have a chance to complete the assignment and participate.
Natalie Sanchez
56:55
Thank you, Amy. I will look into it.
Julie Amos
57:37
Michael, what al are you putting in your virtual binder? How much of it is self-created, and how do you deal with copyright?
Tonia Mathews
57:50
If you can screen share Smartmusic the line you are using, share your computer sound, then have kids finger along, practice, while you hear folks play individually. You can monitor that the rest are still working, and you'll cold call them. Using the SmartMusic Loop would be great for that.
Mandy Twomey
59:09
I have the Alfred duet books at my house, they are my own books. Is it ok with copyright for me to scan my books and share those copies with my students?
Jack Brossette
59:20
What do you do with students that have no access?
Abigail Figueroa
01:00:30
How do you make sure big instruments go home?
Kimberly Tucker
01:00:59
Great points, Michael!
Liz Love
01:01:45
If we end being fully virtual, I’m going to ask my admin if we can do a “packet pick up day” so that kids who don’t have multiple devices can make it happen.
Kristy Taylor
01:01:59
Yes please!
Elaine Truitt
01:02:45
To Liz Love, my district did that and coordinated it with lunch pickup and it seemed to be helpful.
Tonia Mathews
01:03:43
Loop function smartmusic https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SgNEIdV6dCc
Rachel Faehnle
01:06:00
This may have been answered in a previous meeting, but what are some suggestions for students who may not be able to play their instrument at home, due to apartment living or other restrictions at home?
John Gaertner
01:11:25
SmartMusic is on the state adopted text list so you can get it without using your band budget
Jack Brossette
01:11:26
Has Smartmusic gotten better? My experience with the web version was less than satisfactory.
Meredith Munger
01:12:44
Smartmusic is our adopted textbook for Spring Branch ISD. Great resource.
Dana Pradervand
01:13:05
MuseScore is also a new platform for assessment like Smartmusic but it has a video capablitity
Tonia Mathews
01:13:12
I would say smartmusic is ok for 7th/8th but might be overwhelming for beginners, at least at first.
Jack Brossette
01:13:46
Non-core subjects were limited to one assignment a week.
Julie Amos
01:14:36
yes we were optional engagement for students and limited to one 30 minute lesson per week
Lauren Piccione
01:15:04
I used Smartmusic as whole class FREESTYLE FRIDAY for beginners — work on pieces during the week and then kids picked what they wanted to play and perform for class.
Amanda Johnson
01:15:50
Our district did not allow Zoom, so we could only use Google Meets
Jack Brossette
01:16:08
We provide all of the instruments. Unfortunately, there are some students that we cannot allow to take their instruments home because we would never see them again. Am I the only one in this boat?
Jack Brossette
01:17:45
Did you use the device mic or did they use an external microphone for SmartMusic?
Belinda Rosa
01:19:20
I like that!
Gloria Rodriguez
01:21:06
yes
Michael Roberts
01:21:46
@Jack…internal microphone for Smartmusic only. Also, there’s no smartmusic “APP”, you have to use google chrome browser, the headphones must be wired, if it’s an Apple product they may need a “dongle” adapter
Richard Rodriguez
01:22:06
Would you explain the Lovejoy Student of the Week idea you do? I'm interested!
JaRod Hall
01:22:27
YES MA'AM!#preach
Annette Mitchell
01:22:51
There is a SmartMusic App for tablets
Nancy Davis
01:22:53
AMEN! Thanks Marty!
Belinda Rosa
01:22:56
Nice!
Shaun Gray
01:23:15
Thanks Marty!
Annette Mitchell
01:23:48
It is called the “New SmartMusic” app but it is only available on tablets due to resolution issues.
Martha Ball
01:26:35
Student of the week--here's what we are planning to do: We are thinking It will be director selected--based on zoom attendance and if they did a really great job on their homework that week. Make little gift bags of music pencils, etc, candy, kazoos (lol) and deliver it to their house. We will bring our instruments and play the fight song for them and surprise them. (Set up with their parents before hand).
Danette Conard
01:26:36
I ran into issues with kids having meetings for other classes at the same time. How do you coordinate that?
Missy Allen
01:27:58
Danette, our school had a schedule...academics were scheduled at certain times and then electives had a block. I volunteered to make a schedule for all of the electives...it took a while but it made life easy for us.
Tonia Mathews
01:28:28
Major question...if we are 100% online, should we, and how do we check practice records?
Elaine Truitt
01:28:54
Can you allow students to comment without giving them the ability to alter the check marks?
Susan Meyer Patterson
01:29:10
Mary Santarelli knows how to do practice reports online!
Joey Prescott
01:29:19
Yes! it is view only for the students
Belinda Rosa
01:29:24
yes, please
Missy Allen
01:29:31
Tonia, we had the kids turn in their practice records on schoology. They took a pic of their PR and uploaded it to the assignment in schoology.
Elizabeth Allison
01:29:32
yes!!
Blake Vajgert
01:29:35
yes please!
Kelly Desjardins
01:29:38
A click sheet would be awesome for the pass off page
Kimberly Tucker
01:29:38
Love the pass-off Google sheet with comments!
Belinda Rosa
01:29:39
set up steps...lol
Nancy Davis
01:30:00
Thank you Lauren! Uploading recordings through a google form is AWESOME! I did not know that was an option!
Ronald Byers
01:30:03
TBH, I don't do practice records anymore. I have weekly benchmarks for each student and always have a re-test option up until the end of the six weeks.
Michael Roberts
01:30:07
Anyone wants more info/handout: michaeldanielroberts@gmail.com
Frank Coachman
01:30:20
Lauren, send it to me and I will put it on the TMEA Connections page for everyone.
Kimberly Tucker
01:33:36
Oh my gosh! I’m totally going to contact my former middle school students and get them involved. I have a ton who would be so great!
Martha Ball
01:34:09
Yes, I love the idea of the high school mentors. Amazing!
Blake Vajgert
01:34:10
great idea!
Elizabeth Allison
01:36:00
LOVE DECIDE NOW!
Andrea Maher
01:36:03
What is the name of the app?
Jerzain Bernal
01:36:29
Decide Now
Steven Olmstead
01:36:50
Very cool looking app! Google Classroom has a student name randomizer built in as well!
Russell Bowlin
01:36:52
we call it wheel of doom
Lisa Hill
01:37:22
Steven where in google classroom is the name randomizer?
Lauren Jones
01:38:58
Lauren.jones@gcisd.net
Andrea Maher
01:39:08
I'm so glad to know that we're not the only ones with no information about the fall.
Steven Olmstead
01:39:35
Here is the link to the google classroom name randomizer. I think it is only on the app though: https://support.google.com/edu/classroom/answer/9123699?hl=en
Sylvia Halbardier
01:39:53
Thank you so much for your time today!
Frank Coachman
01:40:06
https://www.tmea.org/resources/town-hall-archiveLink to Connections page.
Stephanie Boothman
01:40:18
This was fantastic. Thank you
Julie Amos
01:40:19
Thank you so much for doing this!! And thank you to all the presenters!
Rod Davenport
01:40:20
Thanks for sharing!!!
Mary Santarelli
01:40:33
Thank you Dana and the TMEA staff for putting on these meetings. We appreciate you all.
Susan Meyer Patterson
01:40:38
https://wheelofnames.com/
Dan Urban
01:40:46
Thanks Presenters.
Dorina Kingston
01:40:47
Thank you for these meetings! Looking forward to TBA!
Susan Meyer Patterson
01:40:47
Wheel of names also does name randomizer.
Kimberly Tucker
01:40:47
Thank you everyone! Best to everyone!
Michael Dick
01:40:48
Thank you Dana for setting this up, and thank you Missy, Michael, Marty and Lauren for sharing!
Katie Genevro
01:40:49
Thank you all!
Seth Davis
01:40:50
thank you!
Susan Meyer Patterson
01:40:55
Thanks to all!!!!!
Michelle Hanegan
01:40:57
Thank you all for the fantastic information and sharing your experience teaching virtually.
Frank Salinas
01:40:59
Thank you
Whitney Crowley
01:40:59
Thank you!!
Gloria Rodriguez
01:41:01
Thank you.😀
Casey Johnson
01:41:02
Thank you for doing this!
Danielle Dewees
01:41:05
Thanks!@
Ronald Byers
01:41:06
Thank you, everyone!
Belinda Rosa
01:41:08
Thank you
Jorge Garcia
01:41:09
Thank to you to all
Theresa Baragas
01:41:14
Thanks!
Jorge Gutierrez
01:41:17
thank you!
Elizabeth Allison
01:41:18
Thank you everyone!
Belinda Rosa
01:41:29
That was very insightful!
Richard Rodriguez
01:41:35
Thank you. I learned quite a bit
Kristi Strother
01:41:35
Thank you!
Guy McKinney
01:41:42
Thanks.
Danette Conard
01:41:44
Thank You! Wonderful info.
John Carroll
01:41:47
This has been a like a miniature TMEA or TBA convention. Great job, and thanks to our four guests.
Tammy Summergill
01:42:29
thanks all