Music making with IT
We’re always keeping an eye out for ways of using new technology in our teaching and when we were asked to trial Moomba music we jumped at the chance.
The Moomba music system is a display pad, 50 inches wide, which is laid out on a table top and allows up to eight children to discuss and interact with the music based software.
The software immerses children in a journey of musical discovery, using cartoons designed by the team that have worked on Dora the Explorer and Sesame Street.
Children love being able to touch the surface and move the controllers to provide their answers, which have to be decided together – the activity enhances their ability to be creative, to collaborate, take turns and think independently – while having loads of fun along the way.
Every class from reception to year 2 will be using the Moomba programme with music teacher Mr Tettey. As well as giving our students the opportunity to use the latest in interactive music teaching, we will help to make this a better product and will work with the developers Ingenio Education now and into the future.