typer Audacity
Lesson Plan 
Typer

OBJECTIVE:  Students need to be aware of the ability to manipulate digital files.  In this case music.  Instead of just copying and downloading such files, students must understand that such material can be changed in infinite ways.  Students will become familiar with a music sound application.  This application allows students to take a music file and make changes to it.  Additionally, students will learn how digital music is created along with the different types of music files.   


OUTCOME COMPONENT:

  1. Read information about music and sound waves.
  2. Find out the difference between analogue and digital music
  3. Find out about the different types of  audio formats
  4. How audio tracks are formulated
  5. Setting up and importing digital files. 
  6. Changing pitch and spedd of files
  7. Application capablities and different effects. 


 

 SUCCESS INDICATORS:

  1. Importing digital files
  2. Explaining the different effects rendered on files
  3. Saving files to different formatis
  4. Final audio product

CONTEXT/TEACHING METHODS:

Context

Students will gain an foundational understanding about music applications.  By using Audacity, they will be better able to understand some foundation information about sound, music, sound, and the effects of digitizing the information.  Students are used to  listening to CDs and in many cases 'ripping' music, but they do not have the underlying components that make this possible.  They will learn that there is much more to an audio file than just 'cuting and pasting' it somewhere else.  They will have more of an appreciation of  how such music is changed because of time, or other limitations.  They will see how pitch, and speed make a difference in the quality of the file.  Students will also find out if they want to learn more about the profession that useses this skill.  

Teaching

Observe as students use- Audacity
See students following direction skills

  1. Research
  2. Prepare journal entries
  3. Trying different special effects

Students assisting each other 
Teacher grading final products.

STUDENT ACTIVITIES:

  1. Use the Internet
  2. Learn parts of the application
  3. Journal entries
  4. Explore different effects on audio files

ASSESSMENTS (AT LEAST 3 TYPES):

  1. Teacher Observation
  2. Written assignments 
  3. Final Product - three - see rubric

CORRECTIVES AND ENRICHMENT:

Corrective-

Guidance while students are in each of the activities.  Ask questions as necessary throughout this activity

Enrichment:

Prepare additional audio files and practice skills.