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Re: MusicFirst Classroom
In MusicFirst you can give individual assignments in any of the software chosen (including the programs u=you mentioned). PracticeFirst initially was problematic, it has been upgraded multiple times since then. It now has an incredibly sensitive algorithm that even allows you to see how many cents sharp or flat a student is on every pitch. You also can set it to easy, medium or hard scoring and set individual goal scores for every assignment - differentiation and the ability for all students to achieve mastery as they progress. If you haven't checked it out lately, you owe it to yourself to look again. Finally, it is not only integrated with Google classroom, it is compatible with Cut Time.
We used the PracticeFirst program a few years ago, and switched to SmartMusic last year. SmartMusic (even the buggy online version) is light years ahead.
We use NoteFlight separately. If you can't afford to have Finale or Sibelius, NoteFlight is great. I don't know what benefit you gain from using NoteFlight within MusicFirst.
We also use Sight Reading Factory in class, I have a personal subscription and project it. I'm not sure what you get from having student subscriptions.
Has anyone used the MusicFirst Classroom software? If so, how is/ was your experience with it? Our 3 person band staff is looking for something that can benefit our students and help keep track of their progress easily through technology.