Teaching Standards with Musical Theater



For the last few years, I’ve been using musicals by Bad Wolf Press. They produce a wide variety of standards-based musical plays for grades K-8. Putting on the shows is a lot of work, but the kids never forget the lyrics nor the experience. A couple of 20 year old siblings were singing along as my students performed California Missions and More. Two years ago we performed a musical on the US Constitution. In May, the kids will perform US Geography for the student body and a night performance for parents and friends. Producing a show like this has several benefits including building class community, connecting the students with the community, and integrating the arts into our busy days.

#CUE13 with the Bedley Bros.



Scott and I went to the CUE (Computer-Using Educators) Conference this past week and interviewed some of the movers and shakers in the world of #EdTech. Watch our latest Bedley Bros. #ElemChat featuring Sir Ken Robinson, Kevin Honeycutt, Randy KolsetCatlin Tucker, and Brent Coley. We also show you some of the latest COOLEST new gadgets from vendors.

BrentColey.com, DoubleRobotics.com, GameDesk.org, Swivl.com, Randy Kolset (EdTech Coordinator for the Orange County Dept. of Ed.) Belkin.com, Ion Allstar iPad Holder on Amazon, KevinHoneycutt.org, Sir Ken Robinson “Do Schools Kill Creativity?”

Tim and Scott present on Common Core Research communities

Bedley Bros. #ElemChat (YouTube Playlist)

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