Garage Band: Not Just for Music

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Teacher HadleyJF is trying a new strategy to help her students develop ideas for writing.

She uses Garage Band.

"When I explained that the goal was to use their laptops in a new way to develop their thinking, and most importantly that no one was going to hear their recordings but them, they began to loosen up and enjoy the process. As they started to experience it as a different means of identifying what they wanted to say, they got really excited. There was no “product,” except their deeper understanding of the material and of how to put together an effective answer to the question."