The perfect song for Veterans Day and to give thanks to all the heroes in your community! Holidays like Veterans Day and Thanksgiving are right around the corner. As you prepare for programs and holiday celebrations, it’s the perfect time to ...

 

Quaver Music Blog: A Song to Say “Thank You!”




A Song to Say “Thank You!”

The perfect song for Veterans Day and to give thanks to all the heroes in your community!

Holidays like Veterans Day and Thanksgiving are right around the corner. As you prepare for programs and holiday celebrations, it’s the perfect time to introduce a brand new song to your students. Quaver’s “Thanks to You!” is now live in ClassPlay!

This groovy and fun song helps students recognize and celebrate the heroes in their lives and in their community. It illustrates the many ways we can and should give thanks to them.

This versatile piece will be a wonderful addition to many different programs. You might sing it as a way to celebrate Veterans Day, include it in your Thanksgiving program, or save it for the end of the year, as a special thank you song! It might even be a good way to say thanks to parents, guardians, or grandparents who visit your classroom.

Looking for more?

ClassPlay features several other extra thankful and patriotic tunes that are perfect for Veterans Day and the entire holiday season. Search these titles in ClassPlay to explore:

“You’re a Grand Old Flag”

“The Battle Hymn of the Republic” 

“America, the Beautiful”

“Thanksgiving at Our House”

“Native American Thanksgiving”

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How do you use music to talk about thankfulness with your students?  

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Resource Creation in One, New Location!

Add YouTube links, checklists, and more to any lesson!

Front and center, right next to Resource Manager you’ll now find your new favorite shortcut: Resource Creation. Click the icon to jump right to your menu of custom screen options, the same options available from the NEW SCREEN menu in Resource Manager.

The best part? We’ve also made all your custom content even easier to find in your Quaver Library. Check out the MY CUSTOM SCREENS folder in Resource Manager, or click the My Custom Screens icon to explore your creations!

Don’t forget that HELP is here when you need it! Click HELP in the top right corner of the screen to find VIDEO TRAINING on Resource Creation. 

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Give it a try today! And let us know what screens you create. Stay tuned to the blog for more on our newest features. Next up: we dive into our newest ClassPlay songs!

 

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Build a Screen, Any Screen!

Customize your lessons with this one-click wonder!

Have you ever wished that you could add a simple, custom screen to a lesson?  Now, you can with a brand new screen option at QuaverMusic.com:  the Multimedia Screen!

In this post, we’ll explore how you can use this flexible screen to create a screen with your own text, images, and audio.

Here are just a few ways that you can use this handy new screen:

Text

You’ll find an editable text box on the right side of the screen. Here, you can add your own instructions, captions, or even lyrics. Stick to one text box or click the green ADD TEXT icon in the Text section of the toolbar. This will generate a new text field, which you can fill in and then edit to suit your needs.

Image

Add any image to your multimedia screen! Perhaps you want to display an image of sheet music or a picture of a composer. You can resize the image, give it a border, and move it around your screen until you’re happy with its size and position.

Audio

You can also add an audio track to any multimedia screen. Select any mp3 that is stored in your personal music library. Looking to add a Quaver song to a multimedia slide? Reach out to SongRequests@QuaverMusic.com! Our team will be happy to provide you with downloadable mp3s of Quaver favorites to add to your personal library.

Don’t forget that HELP is here when you need it! Click VIDEO TRAINING to learn more about using the Multimedia Screen. 

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What do you think of the new Multimedia Screen? Stay tuned to the blog for more on our newest features. Next up: we dive into our new Resource Creation menu. You don’t want to miss this! 

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Write It Down: New Resources for Fall!

QuaverMusic is pleased to announce new content, functionality, and customization tools!

In the weeks that follow, we’ll provide more detail and training on each of these important updates:

  • Five Brand New SEL Songs
  • The Return of the Draw Tool!
  • A Marvelous New Multimedia Screen
  • Resource Creation Menu

If you’re a Quaver user, you don’t have to do anything to see these features! You’ll find them already active in your QuaverMusic.com teacher account.

1) New ClassPlay Songs Celebrate SEL

For users with access to: Curriculum & ClassPlay

Music is a fabulous tool to help foster student development! ClassPlay now features five brand new songs that celebrate social and emotional learning, including traits such as kindness and responsible decision making. Sing your way to a happier and healthier classroom as you teach musical and social concepts with these new songs.

ClassPlay now also features four additional new songs including holiday classic, “Up on the Housetop,” and folk favorite, “The Noble Duke of York.”

2) The Return of the Draw Tool! 

For users with access to: Curriculum & ClassPlay

Teachers near and far will be delighted to hear that the Draw Tool has returned to your Quaver Lessons.

After a brief hiatus this semester, the Draw Tool is once again featured on screens throughout the Quaver Curriculum. You’ll find it on the left side Navigation Bar. With several colors to choose from and the ability to pull up a Blank Staff or Screen, you’ll be adding your own teaching style to lessons in no time. 

3) Build A Screen, Any Screen

For users with access to: Curriculum 

Customize your lessons with a brand new screen option: the Multimedia Screen! This flexible screen allows you to create a screen with own text, images, and audio.

The Multimedia Screen features several color and font options and the ability to resize and move content around the screen. Once saved, you can insert a Multimedia screen in any lesson or assignment.

4) Resource Creation in One, New Location

For users with access to: Curriculum

What’s this new icon your Teacher Dashboard? Front and center, right next to Resource Manager you’ll find your new favorite shortcut: Resource Creation. Click to jump right to your menu of custom screen options, the same options available from the NEW SCREEN menu in Resource Manager.

The best part? We’ve also made all your custom content even easier to find in your Quaver Library. Check out the MY CUSTOM SCREENS folder in Resource Manager, or click the My Custom Screens icon to explore your creations!

This simple shortcut saves time and adds value to any lesson.

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Ready to dig in? Stay tuned to the blog for a more in-depth review of each feature in the coming weeks. We can’t wait to hear what you think!

Which new feature are you most excited about?

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Dolly Parton’s Powerful New SEL Song!

Promote SEL in your classroom with “I Believe in You!”

Social and emotional learning has become an important part of the music classroom. We know it can be overwhelming to work in time for SEL while still keeping up with musical concepts. In this post, we’ll explore some easy ways to do just that!

Based on the story of “The Little Engine That Could,” Quaver’s brand new ClassPlay song “I Believe in You,” sung by Dolly Parton, encourages students with the idea that they can do anything and that “I believe in you!”

Here are just a few ways to use this activity:

Encourage Classmates

Click the green play button to listen to the song. After singing it through as a class a few times, ask if any of the students have an ambition, such as a farmer or an astronaut.

Sing the song again and have that student stand in the middle of a circle or at the front of the room. Have students sing the chorus to them, echoing the phrase, “I Believe in You!” Then, ask the student how it made them feel to have everybody believe in them.

The Engine in You

Supplement “I Believe in You” with a fun interactive screen called “The Engine in You!” Here, students can watch their friendly engine drive onto the page and read the questions that come out of his smoke funnel.

There are three questions that repeat when NEXT is clicked, such as “Draw a picture of a job you would like to do when you get older.” Students can draw a simple picture using the interactive screen that answers the questions. You can also use the MOBILE option under TOOLS so students can draw on their individual iPads. Teachers will find this activity by searching “The Engine in You” in Resource Manager.

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Let us know what you think about this adorable new song in the comments below. Stay tuned to the blog for more exciting lesson ideas, features, and updates. 

How will you use “I Believe in You” in your classroom?

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