Published in: No. 32 of the EDUCATION 3.0 Magazine
At 550 meters from the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona, there is this center that for 25 years has been providing music education to students of all ages, levels, aptitudes, conditions and origins. For classes with a higher degree of difficulty, such as the reading of musical notes, those in charge considered necessary to integrate resources closer to the students' daily experience to motivate them and, in turn, increase their performance. Therefore, they decided to acquire five interactive Clevertouch Plus Lux
monitors (distributed in Spain by Charmex).
"We counted on the advice of the Red Green Blue Audiovisual company
and with the training of Charmex, with the aim of modernizing ourselves", explains Yolanda Mallofré, professor and coordinator of the school's musical and digital resources.
Previously, they used to visualize some resource, but with the monitors it is easier for the students to get involved in the contents, because they can interact directly with the touch screen and get more involved in the topics we are dealing with ", highlights Mallofré After one year of the implementation of these teams, the coordinator highlights that the interaction and participation of the students has increased.
Specifically, for sensitization and musical language, they have a piano game with which the students of Infant learn the notes. Similarly, they delve better into auditory dictation-where notes and rhythm are treated in a more technical way-with applications that work intervals by adding various instruments. This makes it easier for students to develop a sense of hearing and recognize different timbres. As the coordinator points out: "If they learn only with the piano, then differentiating the same notes in a trumpet or double bass is more difficult, Therefore, it is important to use different instruments."
In addition, the school has used multimedia material such as animations and videos to work with the musicogram (an active form of musical listening), which uses a visual representation of the work through different graphic symbols such as drawings or diagrams. "Also in the corals we use the monitors." Instead of having the songs on a sheet, we put it on the monitor and we get the students to be in a more straight position and focus on the intonation, "explains