Are your students ready to choose the “next” great instrument?
Getting Started with Guthman
Show students the video of the performance of the Guthman Competition winners
Open tracking sheet* and click on Guthman Gallery to view instrument inventions and participate in judging this year’s winner. Students can vote on the “next” great instrument by clicking on the heart icon in the lower left corner of the instrument description. Encourage students to focus on the purpose of each instrument. *The tracking sheet asks guiding questions for students to answer with each video and also asks students to rank the instruments. Some videos/websites provide more information than others, so they may not be able to answer every question per entry. This sheet is really just a tool to organize the judging process. They can sort by column J to see their favorites at the end of the process.
- Other options to engage with the videos/websites could include:
• Having the class tally their favorite instruments
• Create a pitch or write a persuasive essay to explain why a specific instrument should be chosen as a winner
• Creating rubrics to judge the videos
Going forward with Guthman
Guthman Featured in New York Times
Grade Band: Grades 5-12 - Computer Science, Technology, Math,Music