My 5th grade classes have been exploring and composing using two different digital platforms over the past few classes. They began by exploring the Chrome Music Lab which has many interesting and engaging applications for teaching about the science of sound and composition. They used Song Maker to create an original piece. Then, they began to explore the Tone Matrix, a pentatonic step sequencer. Through this program, they experimented with harmonic patterns, geometric shapes and got "pretty zen" as they worked. Ask your student to show these creative and fun tools at home!