Dave Ruch: The Largest Online Gathering of K-5 Classrooms

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These boys wanted to sit closest to the action!

Dave Ruch is a dedicated and talented performer and teacher artist from Buffalo, NY. However, geography is a non-issue if you’d like to have Dave entertain and educate the students in your classroom. All that’s required is an Internet connection, laptop or other device that is hooked up to a projector/SmartBoard, and you’ll have yourself a live, interactive concert in your classroom or school.

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My class at the beginning of the concert. It wasn’t long before the majority were on their feet, along with their makeshift signs.

At the end of October, which is Connected Educator Month, he will be hosting a FREE live-streaming concert from his home studio in Buffalo and is encouraging as many participants from across the globe as possible! As a teacher who has had the pleasure of inviting Dave into my Grade 4/5 classroom last year, I can guarantee you that this is not an experience to be missed. His timed responses are so spot-on that it took a lot of convincing for my students to believe that he could not actually SEE them. They were engaged from start to finish.

The largest online gathering of K-5 students will be held on Friday, October 30th at 1:15 EST.

For more information about this event, and/or to book Dave Ruch for your classroom/school, please visit his website or the digital Human Library, where he is one of our MeBooks.

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Live from New York, it’s Dave Ruch!

Yesterday, students at St. Paul School, as well as other schools in Timmins, across Canada and the U.S., had the opportunity to participate in a free, live and very interactive concert by Dave Ruch.  Dave is a teaching artist who captivates audiences with his musicality, personality and impeccable timing: “Show me those teeth!  Beautiful – especially you in the red shirt!” Cut to student in red shirt, now smiling profusely, his/her friends gasping and trying to figure out how he knew?!  😀  The concert featured instruments such as the mandolin and the jaw harp, as he took the students around the world, teaching them verses of songs in different languages (Nigerian, Russian, Japanese, Italian…), and definitely got them out of their seats, dancing and singing along.  He even took questions after his 45-minute concert via email.  If you are looking to add an interactive experience to your Music program, look no further.  Thanks Dave!  His official website is: http://www.daveruch.com/
As well, teachers can find him on the digital Human Library site – and don’t forget to register for even more exciting virtual field trip opportunities for your students!

My first dHL artist connection

Meet Dave Ruch, my first official artist connection to the digital Human Library!  Dave is a historian, entertainer, educator, comedian, folklorist, and musician based out of Buffalo NY.  He will be putting on a FREE online, interactive concert for students K-5 on Friday, October 10th at 1:15 pm.  For more information about Dave and how to contact him for login information, please read Leigh (of dHL)’s blog here.

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Dave Ruch