In the era of social media, texting, and email, what better way to make a practice session relevant and motivating for your students than to include the ability to share a SmartMusic assessment score. Version 1.5 of the iPad application now includes this feature designed to give your students a competitive “nudge”, and to take pride in their achievements.
As you can see below, an image is shared that includes the:
- Assessment Score
- Title of the piece performed
- Measure Region
By tapping the iOS share button after completing a take, your students have the ability to share SmartMusic scores via text, email, Twitter, and Facebook.
When students work hard and see a higher assessment score as a result, they feel proud of their accomplishments. When pride is built on mastering a difficult excerpt, students are fully investing in their music program. By sharing these accomplishments they motivate other students (and even teachers) within your school, district, state, and even country. A friendly contest between old college classmates may be in order; the winner buys dinner at MEA next year!
Have your students discovered this new feature in the 1.5 iPad update? If so, we would like to hear how they are using it in the comments below.