March 25, 2009 § Leave a comment

If you could play almost any song at any moment would that present a teaching tool? Well there are some great audio tools out there. Today I used Fizy to settle an MFL cover class. Students choose a song to work to. Now, officially we are asked not to play music in class, I need to ask why, to challenge the reasoning for this decision, because the audio changed the tone and productivity of the lesson, dramatically. Cover lessons do seem to be a real learning opportunity. What did I learn today.

I got to learn a little more about my students through their music choices, I got to one student sing her heart out as she worked to her chosen song on

I got to see about 80% girls mime / sing along with her as they worked.

One of the students tested me with the most surreal song choice that exposed a rather unique classical music taste. Despite the student groans and moans, he stood his ground and backed his choice. (That made me proud of him).

So here it is Fizy, 75 billion mps3 at your finger tips, no playlists, downloads, or fancy looks. A very simple and a really fast search function with links you can email and bookmark, oh and 29 different languages.

So here I am in MFL and I thought to myself…..

For other audio fixes see musicovery, jamendo or various audio players and streamers.



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