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Ditch the chalk and discover opera and ballet

Experience films, audio and other rich discovery resources via our newly developed iTunes U platform and discover how the Royal Opera House can be used in the classroom.

By Katie Vernon-Smith (Former Digital Learning Producer)

14 September 2011 at 10.42am | Comment on this article

Experience films, audio and other rich discovery resources via our newly developed iTunes U platform and discover how the Royal Opera House can be used in the classroom.

Discover iTunes U

Remember the first days of a new academic year after those summer holidays that seem to stretch on forever? Staring at a blackboard, the scratching of chalk searing your poor ear-drums and being told off for daydreaming – teachers and students alike.

As one of the first arts organisations to have a presence on iTunes U we have recently given our channel a facelift and added a plethora of great new content. You can now watch Principal dancer Rupert Pennefather rehearsing Swan Lake, see inside the ballet shoe room (a dream for any fan of footwear) and listen to bass-baritone Gerald Finley talk about being set on fire. Never a dull moment.

Subscribe to the collections and receive free downloads every time a new piece of content is added.

www.roh.org.uk/iTunes

Education resources for Teachers

Now music and PE (Dance) lessons can be delivered through our engaging resources made especially for interactive whiteboards. With practical and theoretical tasks involving composition, performance and analysis for both art forms, supporting lesson plans and not a pair of leg warmers in sight, The Royal Ballet and Royal Opera are brought directly into the classroom.

The resources are aimed at Key Stage 3 (ages 11-15 years) and are linked directly to the national curriculum. With beautiful production images, interactive games and films which include interviews, trailers and insights into life at the Royal Opera House, we hope to make teaching and learning fun and physical without all that cough-causing chalkdust.

Start your lessons now, download all eight lessons (four ballet and four opera) at  Promeathean Planet.

For more information about the new season visit the Royal Opera House

By Katie Vernon-Smith (Former Digital Learning Producer)

14 September 2011 at 10.42am

This article has been categorised Ballet, Opera and tagged Education, itunes, learn, teachers

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