BETHANY, Okla. (August 30, 2010) - The Southern Nazarene University - School for Children (SNU - SFC) has been selected to receive a grant from the Cox Connects Foundation. SNU SFC is one of twenty Oklahoma City-area schools that will receive funding from the Cox Connects Innovation in Education grant program.
The grant will provide the SNU - SFC music program with funding to support the "Stringing Along in the 21st Century" program. Pam Doughty, SNU - School for Children music and orchestra teacher, will use a innovative and interactive learning software called SmartMusic to enhance student learning. “If the students play the wrong note or play it terribly out of tune, the note will turn red. The program will also record and play the music back to the student in the correct manner so he/she can hear how it is should sound. Additionally, this program allows me to monitor their station from my computer. This is such an exciting way to practice and allows for technology to be used in the music classroom,” says Doughty.
SmartMusic is a program that will give students an ideal practice environment using microphones and computer software in recording music when working on their instruments at home.
The SNU - School for Children orchestra program is in its second year, has 15 students in grades 2-6 andmeets twice a week after school.
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Mon, August 30, 2010
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