Start singing “Conjunction junction,” and you’ll likely hear someone continue singing, “what’s your function?”
Many of us remember singing along to Schoolhouse Rock, Sesame Street, and Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood. The use of music as a learning tool is nothing new, but now, there’s a social media community and app that takes this idea beyond the classroom walls and can make learning more engaging!
Allihoopa is a social media network that allows users to easily collaborate, create, and share music tracks and songs with a worldwide audience. The tutorial video below along with the Quick guide to becoming an Allihooper show you just how easy it is to get started creating with Allihoopa. *The Allihoopa app is available for iOS devices on the iTunes store.
Music lovers of all ambitions, skills, and levels have provided over one million user-generated pieces for the Allihoopa community, according to Allihoopa marketing coordinator René Hasoon. So, you can imagine the impact this tool could have on students and classrooms. It is a perfect resource to help encourage students to express their thoughts and reflections in a creative and engaging way!
Here are just a few ideas for using Allihoopa in the classroom:
The possibilities are endless and amplification of student voice is guaranteed! Check out a couple of my own creations by following this link… https://allihoopa.com/MistyGriffinAMS.
So, why should you start using Allihoopa in your classes tomorrow?
It’s important to note that like many other social media outlets, there are age restrictions. You must be 18+ to create an Allihoopa account, so teachers must create an account for students to use under the teacher’s supervision.
Here’s a link to get started using the tool http://allihoopa.com/getstarted. The best way to begin enjoying Allihoopa is to just dive in and have fun!
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