Why you need Skoog in your school

Did you know that all schools are required to use technology in the classroom? Skoog is the perfect school resource to make learning in music fun, enjoyable, creative and engaging and it fits perfectly into a range of worldwide school curriculums.

Here, we are going to share why every school should use Skoog by covering the following:

  • Aligns perfectly with a range of curriculums
  • Meets the ‘technology in the classrooms’ requirements in schools
  • Fun and engaging for young people of all ages

 

The Curriculum

Skoog allows young people of all ages to create and compose music in a fun and engaging way in the classroom. Our range of music-making apps and software allow teachers to design creative lessons for children to make their own music.

Our fun and easy to use apps connect with Skoog so that pupils can select from a range of instrument sounds and even sample and play their own voice! They can give a new twist to a hit song with the Skoog Songbook. Skoogmusic is compatible with GarageBand, Spotify and Logic so pupils can access an even bigger universe of instruments, sound effects and tools.

Skoog Playground makes coding fun and easy. By using the software alongside a Skoog, children can build their own musical instrument, control visual feedback and play with different types of data using a Skoog device.

Skoog fits perfectly into a range of worldwide school curriculums. Here are some of the educational outcomes that using a Skoog meets:

National Curriculum (England)

Experiment with, create, select and combine sounds using the inter-related dimensions of music.

Pupils can select from a range of instruments from clarinet to congas, voice to violin… even a space bass. So cool!

Improvise and compose music for a range of purposes using the inter-related dimensions of music.

The Skoog Playground app allows pupils to create and compose their own music. Be a rockstar!

Play and perform in solo and ensemble contexts, using their voices and playing musical instruments with increasing accuracy, fluency, control and expression.

No matter of ability, everyone can play any instrument with Skoog!

Improvise and compose; and extend and develop musical ideas by drawing on a range of musical structures, styles, genres and traditions

 

A Curriculum for Excellence (Scotland)

I can use music technology to compose, record and produce music and to enhance performance.

Skoog allows us to all be composers!

I can use my voice, musical instruments and music technology to discover and enjoy playing with sound, rhythm, pitch and dynamics.

Violin, guitar, piano, flute….you can play them all on s Skoog.

Having developed my ideas from a range of stimuli, I can create and present compositions using a broad range of musical concepts and ideas.

Our apps and software let children run away with creativity in music making!

 

USA Curriculum

Assemble and organise sounds or short musical ideas to create initial expressions of selected experiences, moods, images, or storylines.

Tone, rhythm, pitch…Skoog does it all!

Generate melodic, rhythmic, and harmonic ideas for compositions or improvisations using digital tools.

Even the youngest of children can be composers!

Select melodic, rhythmic, and harmonic ideas to develop into a larger work using digital tools and resources

Connect your Skoog to an iPad for an amazing musical experience!

 

Technology in the Classroom 

Blackboards, chalk and textbooks are on the way out and technology is now a requirement in every classroom. Technology is changing the way young people learn in schools. Classroom spending on technology is on the rise and each year in the UK schools spend £900m on education technology.

Bring your Own Device (BYOD) is now in most schools as a way of learning. iPads and tablets work easily with Skoog to offer a fun, engaging way of bringing in technology into the classroom.

Children from age five upwards are going to have to start learning how to program – or to “code” as part of computing curriculums around the world to make way for a future of coders and programmers. Skoog and Skoog Playground software allows children to learn to code using a Skoog alongside our engaging, fun app. Pupils can build their own musical instrument, control visual feedback and play with different types of data using a Skoog.

 

Fun and Engaging

Skoog can be used by all ages in schools. The bright, vibrant colours and it’s ease of use make it perfect for very young children to explore and create music. The range of software and apps that support the Skoog device allow older students to create more complex compositions. Children love Skoog and there is no doubt that it will make music lessons of the future fun and enjoyable for all!

 

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