Activity

Share Music and Create a Class Playlist

Maha Bali

Maha Bali

Help students share something about themselves, musical tastes, while building community as they speak about their musical choices.

ACTIVITY PURPOSE

Help students share something about themselves, musical tastes, while building community as they speak about their musical choices.

USEFUL FOR

It can be used early in the semester, where all students share their favourite music, and we build the playlist and share it with everyone, or it can be used as a weekly warmup, where one or two students share at the beginning of class and the playlist builds over time.

PREPARATION

Almost none. Students can probably on the spot share their favourite music on YouTube or Spotify or such.

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Ask each student to choose one piece of music to share with the class and play it for everyone, explaining why they like it.
  • This can be done synchronously or asynchronously, in one class session where everyone shares, or spread out over the entire semester where one or two people share each class session.

DURATION

If synchronous, about 5 minutes per student or so.

ADAPTATIONS AND EXAMPLES

  • You could ask students to bring pieces of music that represent particular moods or thoughts, rather than ones they like in general.
  • Asynchronous options may include using a Padlet for students to comment on each others’ music choices.
  • You could think of ways to refer to the playlist or reuse it throughout the semester if you create it early on.
  • A class playlist may also be an ongoing thing done outside class time if you ask students to share some of their favorite music on a space like Slack throughout the semester. For example, “I’m listening to this music as I do this assignment” or “this reading makes me feel like… this song”.
  • If you have students who are hard of hearing, perhaps ask students to focus on lyrics they like or poems, rather than music per se.

TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS

It depends. Some music-sharing site (e.g. YouTube or Spotify or SoundCloud) that is accessible to all your students.

USEFUL RESOURCES

ABOUT

  • Educator prep: None
  • Student prep: None
  • Synchronous, Asynchronous
  • On-screen annotation, Music sharing
  • Duration: 5-30 mins

Do you have an activity that you would like to suggest?

Do you have feedback or suggestions?

More activities

Learning path

Community Building Online

Activity

Creativity Booster: 16 Squares

Activity

Creativity Booster: An Ode to the Other Hand

Activity

Creativity Booster: 5 Senses

Activity

Creativity Booster: Yes, Let’s!

Activity

Create a Fake Photo Group Assignment

Activity

What We Don’t Know About Each Other

Activity

Would You Rather?

Activity

Creating Escape Room Experience For Students

Activity

I Wish My Students/Teacher Knew…

Activity

Using Metaphors to Express Thoughts

Activity

Using Dominoes in Teaching

Activity

Desert Island Songs

Activity

The Shape of You

Activity

Words From Your Names

Activity

What Can You Do With A…?

Activity

Choose a Plant

Activity

Which Picture Best?

Activity

Imaginary Buffet (or Potluck)

Activity

PowerPoint Karaoke

Activity

Office Hour Scheduling via Google Calendar

Activity

Tiny Tales

Activity

Cognitive/exam Wrappers for Metacognition

Activity

Self-assessment Tool (of social justice in your teaching) from DISCs (Disciplines Inquiring into Societal Challenges)

Activity

Language Portrait

Activity

Lost in Translation

Activity

Wheel of Life for Student Self-help

Activity

Alternative Approaches to Grading

Activity

Thick Greetings

Activity

Estimate workload

Activity

Simple Metacognitive Activities

Activity

Tiny Demons/Drawing Monsters

Activity

Start/Stop/Continue

Activity

Survey students early in the semester: Pre-Course Survey

Activity

Pass the Paper

Activity

Gratitude Journal

Activity

15% solutions

Checklist / tool

Karen Ray Costa’s Trauma-Aware Teaching Checklist

Article

Getting Feedback From Students Mid-Semester

Resource

Loglines

Activity

Appreciative Interviews

Activity

Pop-up Psychogeography Journey Journal

Guide

Some Safety Considerations for Online Community Building

Activity

While We Wait

Activity

What kind of animal are you?

Activity

Two by Three by Bradford

Activity

Troika Consulting – Adaptation for Class Community Building

Activity

TRIZ

Video discussion

Trauma-Informed Pedagogy & How is Your Heart?

Activity

Tour of Where You Are

Activity

Third Places for Ongoing Community Building

Activity

Theater of the Oppressed: Opposites

Activity

Theatre of the Oppressed: Image Theatre

Activity

Teaching Ethics with Theatre of the Oppressed and Liberating Structures

Activity

Surrealist Free Drawing Introductions

Activity

Studio visits

Activity

Structured Dialogues

Activity

Share an object from home

Activity

Room 101

Activity

Purpose to Practice

Activity

Pass the Ball & How Do You Make Rice?

Activity

Meditation

Activity

Wild Tea / Mad Tea

Activity

Introductions: Story of Your Name

Activity

Human Scavenger Hunt

Activity

Four Ideas for Checking In

Activity

Daily Creates

Activity

Critical Uncertainties

Activity

Conversation Cafe

Activity

Collaborative Storytelling

Activity

Collaborative Literature Review Matrix

Activity

Authentic Open Letter/Video Addressing Students

Activity

Asynchronous & Synchronous Introductions

Activity

9 Whys of Liberating Structures

Activity

Spiral Journal

Activity

Annotate the Syllabus

0
Share your thoughts, leave a commentx
()
x

Share Music and Create a Class Playlist

Share Music and Create a Class Playlist