#MusEdChat -Music Education Chats Using Twitter -Find Out About It!
If you are an educator and consider yourself Web 2.0 Savvy, then no-doubt you’ve seen the Newest Music-Related Twitter Phenomena -#MusEdChat. If you haven’t heard about it, then prepare to get enlightened -Web 2.0 Style!
I can remember just about a year ago when Andy Zweibel (http://andyzweibel.com/) was talking with me about his “brainstorm idea” of starting a Music Educator Chat on Twitter… He had recently been watching some of the Ed Chats (#EdChat) that some of the k-12 Educators had started on Twitter and thought that replicating it for Music Educators would be a great way to bring Music Educators together to start discussions. As it turns out, it is -AND -he was right!
About a four weeks ago, we held our first #MusEdChat -it was a smashing success. Many Music Educators from the U.S. and other Countries showed up for the maiden voyage. Since then it is slowly making it way into the consciousness of the Twitter-sphere. Right now, the biggest barrier to getting more people involved with the #MusEdChat Twitter Chat is the self-imposed barrier that some folks have about using Twitter in the first place. -More on that topic later at MusTech.Net in a future post!
Here is the brief 411 about getting involved and informed about the #MusEdChat:
First, you will need a Twitter Account -Sign-up here: http://twitter.com
Once you get (or already have) a Twitter Account -Start by following some of the active #MusEdChat Folks and sending them a Twitter message to let them know about you (They are really friendly -I promise!):
Weekly Topic Poll: http://twtpoll.com/Zweibz7
Related Posts about #MusEdChat:
- More Effectively Managing the TwitterData Stream While Participating With the #MusEdChat
- #MusEdChat from an Undergrad’s Perspective
- Talking Shop Online: Music Education Round-Table Chats on Twitter
If you know of more “Press” or articles about #MusEdNews, please let me know as I will be keeping some type of ad-hoc assembly of these related documents.
Current #MusEdChat Twitter Archives (Direct Links ):
Note: currently some trouble with MusicEdMajor.net -they are working on a fix…
You can find the Tweet Archives here direclty if you are unable to access MusicEdMajor.Net.
Finally, PLEASE help us spread the Word!
Here’s hoping to see you all next week at the #musedchat!
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.