Thursday, September 17, 2009

Student Self-Assessment

We have been having fun in music with our recorder lessons, which, by nature tend to be very noisy and often squeaky! I've discovered a fun way for the kids to be able to hear themselves and give a self-evaluation on their performance. I am using a digital recording program to record them playing and then we listen to it. I then have them put heads down and give their performance a rating from 1 to 10 with their fingers. They really enjoy it and I am letting the students take turns running the program on the computer. It's really beneficial for them to be able to hear what they sound like and it makes it fun to play with the recording software, like we were "in the studio".

1 comment:

Kelly Berry said...

Self-assessments are a great tool to integrate at any level. The kids really have a chance to reflect on their work and think about what they can do to make themselves better. I like how you have made your assessment quick and easy!