I am a student at the University of Georgia. This semester, I begin every Tuesday and Thursday with an 8:00 AM Edit 2000 class. This is a class that explores the use of technology in a classroom and encourages students to learn and integrate technology in a plethora of ways. Specifically, the class requires the creation of a 20% project. A 20% project gives a student complete autonomy to be creative and explore a topic that interests them.
In exploring my own ideas for a 20% project, I knew I wanted to research something withing the elementary school classroom, as that is where I hope to end up! I considered different uses of technology, and it’s effects on students who use it. Thinking about the elementary classroom made me think back to my own childhood experiences. I thought about what I liked best in elementary school, and realized it was the music classes I was a part of. That got me thinking: when I teach in my own classroom, I would love to incorporate music in a very accessible and fluid way. I feel like it could have positive influences on my students and their overall development. So, that is what I decided to do my project on! The rest of this blog will focus on my exploration of the subject and the results that I find.