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  1. 1. Self-Assessment Rubrics When considering ways to measure progress and achievement, the learning of GarageBandcreativity software can be thought of as a continuum. At one end of the continuum, we will seelearners moving cautiously through new tasks with scaffolds in place to ensure success. Aslearners progress, they become increasingly independent and the intensity and duration ofscaffolds can be reduced. At the other end of the continuum, we will see learners transfer skillsto new situations and achieve a depth and breadth of understanding that goes beyond originalinstruction. To help define various points along that continuum for each skill set, rubrics areprovided. It is my hope that these Self-Assessment Rubrics will help should you chose to selectgoals for further study. Descriptors will provide a means of measuring progress towards thosegoals. For skills used only rarely, being able to complete tasks with the help of step-by-stepinstructions (Level 2) will be more than sufficient. For skills that you use on a regular basis, youmay progress to Level 3 in a relatively short time, even without intentional practice. Regular useof GarageBand software would likely be needed for skill development to progress beyond Level3. Level 1: Students are unable to complete tasks. Progress has not yet been made. Level 2: Students are learning new skills and make use of all scaffolds to ensure success. Level 3: Students are becoming increasingly confident with new learning. Use of scaffolds has been reduced in intensity and/or frequency of use. Level 4: Without scaffolds, students are able to transfer skills and understandings from GarageBand lessons to comparable tasks that are novel. Level 5: Students are able to complete tasks that go well beyond the scope of original instruction.  1 
  2. 2. Lesson 1: Edit an Audio File LEVEL WHAT IT LOOKS LIKELevel 1 I am not yet able to operate the software well enough to drag a song into GarageBand or make edits to a song that is already loaded in.Level 2 With step-by-step directions and visual aids, I am able to complete Lesson 1. I can dragScaffolds a song into GarageBand and make simple edits (split, cut, copy, paste).Level 3 With a Reference Guide and a list of Practice Items, I am able complete Lesson 1. I canReduced to drag a song into GarageBand and make edits of every type listed on the page.SupportsLevel 4 If I ever want to edit a song, I can import it from iTunes and make all the edits I desireTransfer without the use of reference documents.Level 5 I am able to successfully complete more complicated editing tasks that include: editingExtend multiple tracks within a single project, changing Master Track volume, solo/mute tracks, and adjusting track pan and volume.Lessons 2 & 3: Compose with Loops and Make an Arrangement. LEVEL WHAT IT LOOKS LIKELevel 1 I am not yet able to operate the software well enough to locate loops and move them into the timeline.Level 2 With step-by-step directions and visual aids, I am able to complete Lessons 2 and 3. IScaffolds can sort loops, add loops to the timeline, and insert an Arrangement Track.Level 3 With a Reference Guide and a list of Practice Items, I am able to complete all tasks inReduced Lessons 2 and 3. I can sort loops, add loops to the timeline, and insert an ArrangementSupports Track.Level 4 I can create songs at will, using loops that meet my own criteria for instrumentTransfer selection, musical style, length and form. I can use the Arrange Track to identify sections of my song.Level 5 I am able to successfully complete more complicated compositional tasks that include:Extend projects with six or more tracks, track pan and volume, judicious loop placement (tracks that are a combination of notes and rests), altering of form by making changes in the Arrange Track, and create/record my own loops and add them to my loop library.  2 
  3. 3. Lesson 4: Export a GarageBand Project LEVEL WHAT IT LOOKS LIKELevel 1 I am not yet able to operate the software well enough to export GarageBand projects.Level 2 With step-by-step directions and visual aids, I am able to complete Lesson 4. I can burnScaffolds a CD containing my GarageBand project and can share it with iTunes.Level 3 With a Reference Guide and a list of Practice Items, I am able to complete all tasksReduced listed in Lesson 4. I can burn a CD containing my GarageBand project and can share itSupports with iTunes.Level 4 If I ever want to export a song, I can burn it in GarageBand or an iTunes playlistTransfer without the use of reference documents.Level 5 I am able to share GarageBand projects with iTunes and can share them as ringtones,Extend podcasts or movies. I can burn them to CD or upload them to the Internet.Lesson 5: Convert Audio Files LEVEL WHAT IT LOOKS LIKELevel 1 I am not yet able to operate the software well enough to convert files in iTunes or Switch.Level 2 With step-by-step directions and visual aids, I am able to complete Lesson 5. I can toScaffolds use “Find Info” to determine file format and use iTunes and Switch to convert files to mp3.Level 3 With a Reference Guide and a list of Practice Items, I am able to complete all tasks inReduced Lesson 5. I can use “Find Info” to determine audio file format and use iTunes andSupports Switch to convert files to mp3.Level 4 I am able to convert files whenever I want to. I can figure out whether to use iTunes orTransfer Switch and can save the converted file to any location on my computer.Level 5 I am able to convert to and from any supported file type using iTunes and Switch andExtend can figure out which file format is best suited for my purpose.  3 
  4. 4. Lesson 6: Import Audio Files LEVEL WHAT IT LOOKS LIKELevel 1 I am not yet able to import audio files.Level 2 With step-by-step directions and visual aids, I am able to complete Lesson 6. I canScaffolds download songs linked on the lesson page and convert them to mp3 using iTunes or Switch. I can download a loop linked on the lesson page and add it to my loop library.Level 3 With a Reference Guide and a list of Practice Items, I am able to complete all tasks inReduced Lesson 6. I can download songs that are linked and convert them to mp3 using iTunesSupports or Switch. I can download a loop that is linked add it to my loop library.Level 4 I can download songs from Wikimedia and Internet Archives and can figure out whichTransfer software to use to convert them to mp3. I can download loops for a variety of instruments from Macloops and add them to the loop library in GarageBand.Level 5 I can search the Internet to find audio files and am able to determine copyrightExtend restrictions. I can download songs in a variety of file format and convert as needed. I can search the Internet for loops and add them to my library.Lesson 7: Record Using Real and Software Instruments LEVEL WHAT IT LOOKS LIKELevel 1 I am not yet able to connect equipment & operate software well enough to record.Level 2 With step-by-step directions and visual aids, I am able to complete Lesson 7. I canScaffolds connect a USB microphone and keyboard to my computer and use them to make a recording. I can use the on-screen keyboard and musical typing to enter notes for simple melodies.Level 3 With a Reference Guide and a list of Practice Items, I am able to complete all tasks inReduced Lesson 7. I can connect a USB microphone and keyboard and use them to record. I canSupports use the on-screen keyboard and musical typing to enter notes for simple songs.Level 4 I can connect any USB input device to my computer and use it to make recordings inTransfer classroom and performance situations. I can record rehearsals and performances, and make recordings that can be used in instruction.Level 5 I am able to successfully complete more complicated recording tasks that include:Extend connect electric instruments via 1/8” jack, record multiple tracks with metronome on, use real instruments, software instruments, and loops within a single composition, and record podcasts in Podcast Studio.  4 
  5. 5. Reference Guide ­ GarageBand Lessons 1­3    DESCRIPTION  MENU  KEYBOARD  MOUSE  Delete Track  Track  Delete  ⌘⌫    Track  Copy  Edit  Copy  ⌘C    Delete  Edit  Delete      Join regions  Edit  Join  ⌘J  Select adjacent  regions then “join” EDITING   to make one.  New Project  File  New  ⌘N    Paste  File  Paste  ⌘V    Redo  File  Redo  ⌘Z    Repeat/Loop      Mouse over upper  Region  right corner of  region (cursor =  circular arrow),  click & drag.  Snap to Grid  Control  Snap to  ⌘G    Grid  Split Track  Edit  Split  ⌘T    Loop Browser  Control   ⌘L  Click on “eye” in  Hide/Show loop  lower right corner  browser  of window.  Insert loop      Drag and drop into LOOPS  timeline.  Replace loop      Click on small  arrow in upper left  of region, select  from drop‐down  menu.  Reset loops      Click on “Reset” in  loop browser.  Arrange Track  Track   ⌘A  Once open, click on ARRANGE  Show/Hide Arrange  the “+” and drag  Track  border. Click on  “untitled” and type  in label.  Master Track  Track   ⌘B    (volume)  Hide/Show Master  Track  
  6. 6. Reference Guide ­ GarageBand Lessons 4­6     DESCRIPTION  MENU  KEYBOARD  MOUSE  Single GB project  Share  Burn song  to CD     EXPORTING  Multiple songs:  Share  Send song  to iTunes      GB iTunes  iTunes Playlist  File  New Playlist  ⌘N     Aiff (GB)  MP3  Advanced  Create MP3 version   iTunes file type?  File  Get info ⌘I   Output folder  Drop‐down menu  (where your converted  in Switch window.  file will end up) SWITCH  Convert  Convert  Convert ⌘C Click on icon in  files lower right corner  of window:    Importing audio files: MIDI – Save song as a Quicktime movie ( at right end of player) and convert file to mp3 in iTunes. Loops – Note the tempo of any loop you download. Save; do not open. Change tempo of GarageBand project before you drag it in. Others – Click on file name or link. ‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐ ✪ Check copyright restrictions on any audio file you use! Files on the sites linkedin Lesson 6 will, at most, need attribution. Two excellent resources for copyrightinformation are http://www.copyrightbook.net/ andhttp://www.benedict.com/Default.aspx.

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