NAME (MENC) National Association Of Music Educator’s Website Receives Facelift
If you have not been to the NAME’s (When are we going to start using the NAME abbreviation, instead of MENC, more?) website for a while you will notice that they received a substantial upgrade to the look of their site. Although it has taken me awhile to find everything I used before at their site, I think you’ll agree with me that the upgrade is an improvement.
Chief among the facelifts is, finally, the addition of two NEEDED and easy to access RSS Feeds embedded within their front page (Now it’s up to us to get everyone to know how to use them!):
MENC News: http://menc.org/news.rss
MENC Events: http://menc.org/events.rss
They have also added some relevant adds to the left sidebar and created a Newsblog “look” to the front page. It is a little tricky to find the forums and mentor pages, but I’ll tell you how…you have to click on the “connect” tab and then you’ll find them. I would like to see a SITEMAP added to the front page to facilitate finding all of the information contained within the website…perhaps in the future.
I’m happy for the upgrade and hope you will continue to find it’s resources useful and now also, more easily.
Joseph M. Pisano, Ph.D. is the creator of many education websites, a lecturer, clinician, trumpeter, and conductor. He is currently the Associate Chair of Music and Director of Bands in the Calderwood School of Arts at Grove City College in PA. He been named a TI:ME Teacher of the Year, received the JEN Jazz Educator Award and the PA Citation of Excellence. He is a past Vice President of the Technology Institute for Music Educators and the current Vice-President of the PA Intercollegiate Bandmasters Association. He also writes for DCI Magazine, Teaching Music Magazine, and is the Educational Editor for In-Tune Monthly Magazine; he has contributed hundreds of articles to various publications. Find out more at his website jpisano.com.