A fantastic new iPad app was recently released. I am so pumped about this one!
I am a huge fan of Eik Siang Mar’s website, FunAndLearnMusic.com. She has a huge variety of free music worksheets that are both visually attractive and educationally effective. I have some of my favorite worksheets downloaded on my iPad. I like to be able to print them from my iPad during the lesson to send home with students, targeting a new concept we just learned. And, once in a while, I ask students to complete the worksheet digitally during the lesson on my iPad by “writing” on the worksheet.
Now, this process is about to get a whole lot easier! FunAndLearnMusic has released a companion iPad app called SproutBeat. The app allows view to all the worksheets from FunAndLearnMusic, organized by category.
The free version of the app allows you to download 25 of the worksheets. Purchasing the full version of the app for $19.99 gives you access to ALL of the worksheets, plus any worksheets released in the future. Eik generally adds new worksheets every Tuesday.
Once you have a worksheet downloaded, you can draw on the worksheet digitally using the pen tool or the highlight tool. There is an eraser, too, as well as an “undo” button and a “full erase” button.
You can choose from a few different colors for the pen and highlighter. You can also print the worksheet to your wireless printer by tapping “Print” in the upper RH corner.
SproutBeat is this piano teacher’s dream come true! Hooray for having over 400 music worksheets available at my fingertips, either printed or digital! The full version of this app is worth every penny.