Here's the latest project in my Music Technology Class (8th Grade):
"You've been called to be the DJ for the dance on Friday. Create a playlist for the dance."
First, use online resources to find and listen to potential songs to be included.
Potential sources are Songza
, i-Tunes and Musicovery
Next, use MS Word or Excel to create, edit and organize your initial list.
Once you're happy with the list, use Playlist.com to create a streaming, real-time "live" playlist!
Then get the source code for the playlist and embed it into a web page.
Since I always participate in my own class assignments, here, for better or worse, dear Classroom 2.0 friends, is my DJ Dance Playlist 2009 (we limited them to 20 songs). I think I could do about 10 of these and still not run out of new songs. Don't know how this benefits anyone except for the laugh you might get by my clear 80's bias. But I have a hunch that just one toe might get tapping during a preparation or lunch period. If so, I'm happy.