Lakewood Park Jr. High students will take 3 technology components in their series of workshops. One technology workshop will be taught in the Mac Lab. Students will learn a variety of iWorks components including Pages, Keynote and Numbers. Another technology requirement will be taught in the PC Lab where students will focus on developing their keyboarding skills with the Mavis Beacon software program. In addition, students will be practicing their skills with Microsoft Office--Word, PowerPoint, Publisher, and Excel. Finally, in another technology workshop, the students will be learning an iPad app called GarageBand. This app turns students into song writers, musicians and recording studio artists.
Students will finish and present their partner songs this week. They will also create songs to convey a particular emotion or feeling.
8th Grade Spring 2012
Lakewood Park Christian School
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Everyone will work on this. This is a required assignment to get a Passing Grade even if you have passed Keyboarding.
Computer Application: Pages on the IPad
Record the web references in your notes at the end of your document.
Note: In order to not plagiarize, you must summarize your findings or use short quotes with your sources referenced.
Use Wikipedia for only two facts of information.
This week the students will complete and present songs communicating the feeling of sadness. The students will also collaborate with a classmate to create a song.
Students will begin to create songs using the list of sounds that they gathered. They will also begin to learn basic mixing techniques.
This week we start the last rotation. Students will begin to familiarize themselves with the basic functions of the Garageband program.
This week we will finish up the garage band rotation. Students will create a song using all 8 tracks and no auto plays or loops.
This week students will create a song for a movie soundtrack. Students will choose from action, romantic comedy, sci-fi, fantasy, or suspense. Students will also create a song this week working with a partner.
Students will familiarize themselves with various music genres. They will then create songs reflecting the genre of their choice.
Students will implement mixing techniques into the songs they will create this week. Students will create songs conveying a certain emotion. Students will also finish their song using smart instruments and apple loops.
As we start a new rotation of Garage Band, students will begin to familiarize themselves with the basics of the program. This will include the use of the available instruments as well as smart instruments. Students will need to download the Garage Band app and have their own headphones.
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