“InterAct with Assessment” by Manju Durairaj is a series of active music making assessments for the interactive whiteboard in 3 levels: Level 1 (Pre K-1), Level II (1-3) and Level III (3-5). Each level can be used as a stand-alone resource, with 30 sequential assessments for rhythm, pitch/melody, expressive elements (dynamics, tempo, legato, staccato, etc.), timbre, texture, form, and/or harmony. Each interactive assessment will involve students through movement, instrument playing, listening, creating, composing, and reading/writing their compositions using graphics or traditional notations. These activities will also promote 21st Century Skills of critical reasoning, creativity, communication and collaboration.
Level I is presented in a game format all about comparatives ... high–low, long–short, loud-soft, fast–slow, same–different. Play as one team or two! Track and create vocal pathways; explore timbres; recognize high–low by sight and sound; sing, play and notate so–mi songs; explore, create and notate quarter and eighth note patterns; perform locomotor or non-locomotor movements or play instruments at different speeds or dynamic levels. Combine elements from these and tackle the "bonus challenges" through active participation while having loads of fun!
The CD-ROM offers step-by-step interactive lessons for SmartBoard and Promethean, compatible with SmartNotebook 11 and Promethean ActivInspire 1.7.6 software. If you do not have an interactive whiteboard, you can download the free viewer software and instruct from your computer. Instructions are enclosed for this.