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Dr. Alvarez from Oakland CA is requesting Computers & Tablets through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Music Tech Means Music Learning!

Help me give my students and classroom access to state of the art music reading, composition, production, and self-evaluation technology to improve their music education and technological literacy.

  • $803 goal

This project expired on February 18, 2020.

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My Students

This is very exciting for my students, the majority of whom live in highly under-served communities, don't have access to technology, have way too many heavy books to carry in their backpacks, and want more experience learning basic computer skills generally and digital music skills specifically.

My students love the immediate feedback of digital music notation software - hitting play and hearing the score they just notated, watching a video of themselves performing in class, sharing a new best with their friends.

Technology is complementing their instrumental practice and making music class more exciting across the board.

My Project

Students are constantly losing, tearing, and disorganizing their music. A tablet can store thousands of pages of sheet music and display them in music-specialized viewing software (Mobilesheets app).

A tablet will let us use Noteflight composition software in class, allowing students to write music and play it back.

This lets students hear and understand how notation works and get immediate feedback about the music they write.

The app store has dozens of very interactive music production apps that let beginning musicians create and publish professional-sounding beats. The ease of use lets students focus on developing a message and arc through an entire song while they work to gain fundamentals with their actual instrument.

Students understand that performing takes practice. We will practice self-assessment by recording and watching class performances and give ourselves feedback.

Dr. Alvarez
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 231 students.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e 128GB WiFi Tablet Black (2019) • Amazon Business $479.99 1 $479.99
GRIFITI Nootle Large Universal Tablet Mount Adjustable Stand, Mini Ball Head, Case for Standard to Large iPads, iPad Pro, and Other Tablets • Amazon Business $39.98 1 $39.98
Adonit Dash 3 - Capacitive Fine Point Stylus Pencil for iPad, Pro, iPhone, Android, and Touch Screen Tablets, Black • Amazon Business $39.52 1 $39.52
Soke Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e Case 2019, Premium Shock Proof Stand Folio Case,Multi- Viewing Angles, Auto Sleep/Wake,Soft TPU Back Cover for Galaxy Tab S5e 10.5 inch Tablet [SM-T720/T725],Black • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
SPARIN Screen Protector for Galaxy Tab S6/Tab S5e 10.5 inch, [3-Pack] Samsung Galaxy Tab S6/Tab S5e Tempered Glass Screen Protector with S-Pen Compatible,Scratch Resistant • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99

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