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Music Bracket - Round 2!


One of my most popular posts this spring was March música miércoles madness. It was adapted from last year's Música miércoles - bracket style based from this awesome post from Bethanie Drew. Our first bracket was such a hit, that they begged for another round. 

Our march final bracket with the winner Danza Kuduro!


I usually would have only done it once, as to keep it from getting stale, but since we were changing trimesters and I was getting 3 new classes of kids, including the other half of the 8th grade for exploratory, I decided to go for it. We once again voted via Google form for requests to be a part of the second bracket. This time the four quadrants were: upbeat favorites, dramatic power ballads, baile viernes & new songs they had not heard this year. You can see how the second bracket played out in the first picture above, with Waka Waka as the winner. 

For logistics, all classes watch and vote for one pairing each day via twitter poll. I have a google slideshow with both videos for the day embedded, that is projected with a video playing as they walk in. Once they have listed to both songs, they vote on their own, and we may discuss why they voted the way they did. For 8th grade exploratory, it was a perfect way to talk about I like this song because, and I do not like this song because, using me gusta. To keep it easy, all classes had the same bracket, and as a school decide who wins and moves on. This way on the giant bulletin board we can all follow along with who is winning. I also have a youtube playlist of the songs which keeps things organized for me, and for students to use if they are voting on their own. 

If you are interested in doing something similar to spice up the end of the school year, you can Download the whole unit here!! (includes March songs with editable slideshow, bracket & bulletin board)

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