• Welcome Back!

    Posted by CORY HANSON on 8/23/2020 12:00:00 PM

    All of the new learning content beginning in August 2020 for Keller music students will be posted and turned in on Schoology and SeeSaw. Though this site was home to the distance learning for Keller students in the spring of 2020, these two learning management systems (LMS) are designed for easy student access and interaction. Students will have regular WebEx meetings with all of their teachers and will have ample opportunity to practice with their LMS to receive, complete, and turn in all distance learning materials.

    I am leaving all of the emergency distance learning materials on this site for easy access and reference if there was a tool, game, or assignment you'd like to revisit. I'm still happy to answer questions about those materials and the new materials throughout the process of distance learning this year.

    Stay well!
    Mr. Hanson

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  • Bye Bye for the Summer

    Posted by CORY HANSON on 5/15/2020 8:00:00 AM

    It's the last day of distance learning, and it's a bittersweet last day of school. I have been so proud of our students, families, and my colleagues on the Keller team for working so hard to keep teaching and learning during this difficult time. In honor of all the important people in the Keller community, the Masters of Mayhem shelved their usual silly antics and recorded this special tribute song. Stay safe and healthy this summer!

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  • Incredibox Secrets Unlocked

    Posted by CORY HANSON on 5/14/2020 8:00:00 AM

    Incredibox has a cool secret feature: unlockable bonus animations. These are unlocked by combining specific sounds and beats with the characters. DJ Cool found all three secrets in one session on Incredibox Version 4. Check it out!

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  • Make Your Own Dance Video Game!

    Posted by CORY HANSON on 5/13/2020 2:00:00 PM

    On our music choice board this week, we are making our own version of a classic dance-along rhythm video games. Here's a little tutorial and an example that I created on the back patio. 

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  • Specials Choice Board Activities Posted

    Posted by CORY HANSON on 5/12/2020 8:00:00 AM

    It's already the last week of distance learning at Keller. It's bittersweet to report that the last specials choice board has been posted on the grade-level pages, as well as weekly enrichment activities. The theme this week is games. I can't wait to see what you create! 

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  • More React Videos!

    Posted by CORY HANSON on 5/8/2020 8:00:00 AM

    More students are creating with Incredibox and Chrome Music Lab and sending me their work. These are titled "Bubbles" and "Foxy." Enjoy!

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  • Inquiry Academy Projects

    Posted by CORY HANSON on 5/7/2020 1:00:00 PM

    In addition to regular classes on WebEx and here on the website, I am also taking part in a special inquiry academy program with students who opted in until the end of the year. We are working on long-term projects answering big-picture questions. Because of these duties, I will have more afternoon meetings and may be slower to respond to calls and emails during my 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. office hours. I will still endeavor to get everyone's questions answered (and react videos recorded) as quickly as I can. Thanks for your flexibility!

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  • Bedroom Ballet Demonstration

    Posted by CORY HANSON on 5/6/2020 10:00:00 AM

    This week's specials choice board music activity is titled "Bedroom Ballet." Using music from Carnival of the Animals, students will be creating dances and movements based on the characteristics of each animal depicted in the music. I made a short demonstration video of two movement examples.


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  • Week 5 Enrichment Lessons Posted

    Posted by CORY HANSON on 5/5/2020 8:00:00 AM

    Here we go with week 5 of distance learning! The specials choice board has been posted on the Keller school story in Class Dojo, sent via the D-11 Loop to your email, and posted here on the site. As of this morning, each grade also has an enrichment music lesson posted on your grade-level page. Good luck and keep in touch this week!

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  • Choice boards are posted for week 5

    Posted by CORY HANSON on 5/4/2020 3:00:00 PM

    Check your grade-level page for your Week 5 specials choice boads. This week, we're all about animals! Look for your enrichment activities posted tomorrow morning. Almost there!

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