The Music Cue app does not come with any music. Instead, it uses the songs you already have on your device. Consequently, if you don't have any music on your device, you won't be able to create any cues.
Music Cues was created so that you could more easily use music in the classroom to help students become independent and self-directed: two key traits of a happy, productive classroom. Harnessing the power of the right brain, Music Cues will quickly have your students taking care of business without the need for you to verbally direct them.
For example, if I wanted my students to come to the carpet for a lesson, I just played Bill Nye, the Science Guy. As soon as they heard the first few notes, everyone knew exactly what to do. Not only that, they knew how long they had in which to do it. And the entire process was achieved without a word from me.
But as great as that strategy is with nothing more than a CD of songs or an iTunes playlist of songs, the app—as you will soon see—makes the whole concept so much easier to use. You'll just tap the song cue and the song linked to it will play.
And when the song is over? Silence. You won't hear the next song on the CD or the next song in the playlist. Only the song you wanted to hear is played.
> create song cues that link to a specific song in your device library
> play the song with two quick taps (tap the cue, tap the Play button)
> delay the start of the song by using the on-screen countdown timer feature
For more information, check out MusicCuesApp.com. You'll find a mobile-friendly user guide for both the iPad and iPhone/iPod Touch.
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Ratings and Reviews
At $1.99, not at all what I hoped for
The app isn't very user-friendly. It won't let me edit songs, only titles, and doesn't display the song saved for each cue. It took a bit of figuring out how to use it, and I'm wondering if just using a playlist would've been easier (and cheaper).
Great for my Special Education Class
I use this application to start the day, have kids move groups, go to the carpet, go to their desk, classroom discussion, and line up at the door, and more. I really like the application. My only suggestion is that you make it possible to use a certain number of seconds of a song, use the chorus or part of the song you want, and make it possible to edit what you call the cue. Thank you for the great application!
Gets Us Moving
Every morning my students and I start the day with a song from our class playlist. I use it to signal transitions for all subjects, including their favorites, lunch and recess. ;)
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.