Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Music Prodigy and S-Cubed join forces!


I am beyond excited about sharing this with you!

I've been working on it for 9 months, and I still cannot believe how awesome it is!

Last fall, the folks at Music Prodigy contacted me.  They'd heard about the S-Cubed Middle School Sight Singing Program, and they wondered if their program might enhance mine.

So, I gave it a test run with my students from January through May, and I absolutely LOVED it.

It enhances assessment in a twenty-first century way.  

To test the program, I added the Sight Singing examples from S-Cubed into my Music Prodigy account.  My students downloaded the Music Prodigy app onto their phones and computers.  I gave them the access code when I was ready for them to work on examples.  They sing into their phones or computers.  Music Prodigy turns notes "red" if they missed the note, "yellow" if they were almost correct, and "green" if they sang it right, and it assigns a score.  To top it off, I can sit at my computer from anywhere in the world and listen to their work immediately if I want to.

It's unbelievable.  Music Prodigy makes it possible for me to individually assess my students in new and objective ways.   I've assigned examples for homework, and I've even used the program when I've had a sub.  

I loved it so much that I created additional homework assignments that are intended to enhance each individual lesson in S-Cubed (Original Series).  

Above, you will find an example of what the grade book looks like.



The above example shows how you can listen to the individual child's singing.  All you do is click on the microphone and this pops up-

Then, you click the play button, and voila!  You hear that child singing the example.  

I can't say enough good things about it.

My students loved working with Music Prodigy on their phones.  I love that it is possible to assess them individually and gives them an objective score based on their performance.  My administrators love it too!

It is a wonderful enhancement to the S-Cubed Program, and I'm letting my followers know first!

Normally, to use Music Prodigy, it costs $1500 per year.  Well, the folks at Music Prodigy have offered S-Cubed users a deal.  Until December 31, 2016, for only $100, S-Cubed users can gain access specifically to the S-Cubed homework content that is offered on Music Prodigy.   Starting January 1, 2017, the cost will be $150. Each year, you and your students can continue to have access to S-Cubed homework examples on Music Prodigy for $150 per year. 

If you have purchased S-Cubed on TPT or TES, you are eligible for this deal.  

All you need to do is this:

1)  Create a Music Prodigy account using your email address:

2)  Send an email to support@musicprodigy.com.  In the email, tell them that you are an S-Cubed user and that you want to purchase access to the S-Cubed content on Music Prodigy.  Please include your email address in the body of your email in order to make it easier for them to process.  

3)  Make your payment here:  https://www.musicprodigy.com/special  


Renew it annually.

4)  To purchase with Purchase Orders, here is the info you need:
Music Prodigy’s Federal Tax I.D. number is 26-2880482.  To execute this order do any of the following: 
1) Email this completed form to orders@musicprodigy.com
2) fax to 800-811-0864
or 
3) mail it to Music Prodigy, 4335 Van Nuys Blvd, Ste 308, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403. 


For folks who haven't purchased S-Cubed Level one on TPT or TES...
Starting in the fall of 2016, Music Prodigy will be selling S-Cubed Level one on their website in a bundle that includes access to all of the power points from S-Cubed plus the homework examples.  So, instead of two purchases from two different companies, you can get all of it in one spot.  

If you have any issues at all once you've taken the above steps, contact Doug Eicher at Doug.eicher@musicprodigy.com.




Please reach out to me and let me know if you plan to use Music Prodigy!  

Enjoy!










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9 comments :

  1. Is the app available for both Android and iOS?

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    1. I believe so Kerri, but to be sure, can you please contact MP folks above using the "support" email? They'll get you the answer!

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  3. Dale, I have downloaded music prodigy and my bookkeeper is working on the purchase order. Right now from the perspective I cannot find any lessons that are completely middle school level-- are your lessons searchable on MP? Once my purchase order goes through will I be able to find examples that are geared more towards the novice musician?

    Thanks so much!
    Cassie

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    1. Once you purchase it, you will get immediate access to all of the S-Cubed examples. I wrote them specifically for Music Prodigy use.

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  4. I'm super excited about trying this!! Thank you, Dale for all your hard work in putting this together!!

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  5. Hi Mr.D,
    I just purchased your Music Prodigy deal. I feel like I need a little more guidance. Is there a way that i can try the examples myself so I can help guide the students through the process? Again thank you for your program - I am a second year teacher and just to have 15 minutes of solid instruction has been invaluable for me!


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    1. Thank you for your purchase! YES! Create your account. Once you've done that, you can go in and sing the examples yourself to see how it works. If you have any problems, don't hesitate to contact the support folks at MP. The address is in the post above. I tried the program for one year before I shared it with teachers, and the folks at MP have been amazing.

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