I am a graduate student working on an assignment for a class. I have spent several hours reviewing the MERLOT website. This...
I am a graduate student working on an assignment for a class. I have spent several hours reviewing the MERLOT website. This particular website I found most interesting. I teach music in a multi-level classroom. I am planning to use this website to enhance the understanding of general music studies. The performances range in length from around 5 minutes to over an hour. The performances can be used to enhance a music lesson as well as other content areas. The range of performances is unbelievable, from a celebration of the USO to Flamenco dancers. This site allows for the sharing of performing arts within a classroom without traveling to a performance. The usefulness of these performances is unending. This website is very easy to use. It has a searchable database that allows one to search by artist, keyword, date or genre. The archives date back to October 1998. There is also a calendar for upcoming performances. This feature allows for ease of use within the standards for teaching music.Technical Remarks: The best viewing for the performances is in the original size in which it opens. The sound quality is very good. The performances are best viewed with RealPlayer 8.