Pandora Station for Middle School

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  1. Furthuron

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    My students love listening to music while they do certain tasks, which I like because it makes them more focused. However, my radio is terrible and will only pick up one station if someone stands and holds onto the antenna the entire time.

    Does anyone know of a Pandora or iTunes Radio station that would be appropriate for teens? They love rap and hip hop, but of course most of it isn't school appropriate
     
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  3. SpecialPreskoo

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    What about Iheartradio app? There is Ryan Seacrest's American Top 40 station. You can make a playlist, too, I believe.
     
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    I make my kids listen to the Sound of Music Radio on Pandora and when they are taking a test, they listen to the Classical for Studying Radio.
     
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    I had them listen to Traditional Celtic and Afro Celt Sound System on St. Patty's day, and I've been on a bit of a bender on it for a while recently.

    I've sometimes had Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong radio playing.

    Sometimes instrumental classical, Erik Satie, etc.
     
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    My well-tuned Wilson Pickett station went over very well with my after-school homework help group yesterday.
     
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    My kids like soft jazz.
     
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    I'm glad I'm not a student right now. I would've found ANY music a distraction in my class.
    :dizzy:
     
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    For my own listening pleasure, I have nothing but good things to say about Pandora. I don't use it in the classroom as a teacher is not in control of which songs Pandora picks. Sure 9 songs could be fine, but all it takes is that 1 song that is not to create a terrible problem.

    I would suggest making a YouTube playlist of songs that you think the students would like, but that you also feel are appropriate. It only takes a minute to Google the lyrics and find out if each song is appropriate.
     
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    Lindsey Stirling. She's a violinist who plays over hip-hop and dubstep electronica.

    You'll love it and they'll love it, plus no lyrics (unless Pandora gets a little frisky) to worry about or disrupt them. I don't often agree with Reality Check but some kids are very easily distracted and lyrics definitely can for a whole bunch of kids.
     
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    Ooooh I looked up Lindsey Stirling on IheartRadio! Love it. My Immortal was the first song that came up. Cool!
     
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    teens.. One Direction, Justin Beiber, Miley Cyrus stations
     
  13. Jem

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    I like Spotify. I can control exactly what songs are being played, and make playlists. There is a student who's job it is to ask for music, and then pick the playlist if I ok it. It's always instrumental, and only when they are working on writing or math. We did listen to some Disney Radio today while they worked on Open House projects, but that is a very rare treat. I'm really sensitive to any lyrics, especially in fifth grade.
     
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    There's a kidzbop station that plays current songs appropriate for kids. However, as my students were singing along, they realized it wasn't the original artist but a kid singing. They acted as if I had betrayed them. Apparently middle schoolers are too mature for kidzbop!!
     
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    Great station for kids! Thanks for the suggestion

    Great station for kids! Thanks for the suggestion
     

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