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Help, I don't have computers in my room!

Some of us are lucky and have computers in our music department. But you may not be in this position, or you may have to teach in a room without them. Never fear, Focus on Sound has a “Class Presentation Mode” that means you can still use it as a teaching tool in front of your class. You will need a whiteboard or projector and screen, but you won’t need a computer for every student. In fact, Class Presentation Mode is useful even if you do have computers. 

What is Class Presentation Mode?

Class Presentation Mode is a way of sharing a test with your class from the front. This means that you can display the test, and then work through it as a whole class. You can actually also do it on the go. The great thing is that you can reveal the answers to the class whenever you want – either during the test or at the end.


As well as overcoming the issue of not having enough devices, this mode facilitates whole class work and discussion. You can use it for an interview lesson, or maybe a one-off session with a class. And it’s handy if you find yourself teaching remotely online for any reason. A great teaching tool, wherever you are.

So why not use Class Presentation Mode for your next class test?

Here's how to use Class Presentation Mode and other display tools

About James Manwaring

James is the Director of Music for the Windsor Learning Partnership Multi-academy Trust. He has held the post of Head of Music at The Windsor Boy's School for over 15 years. James is currently the President-Elect of the Music Teachers Association.