Music For All 2013 -First Session Notes – Amazing Web Presence




Session Title: Amazing Web Presence: Be Found, Be Heard, Be Seen

Elements of an Effective Website:

  1. Content – you must have interesting content and something that is of value to your readership
  2. Appearance – it must be attractive and clean
  3. Functionality – it must be usable and serve the intended purpose
  4. Relevancy – is your content current and relevant
  5. SEO/Mobile – Is your content easily indexed by search engines and “mobile ready”? (test it at transmog.net)

Interesting “Idea” Websites ( a handful taken from a brainstorm section on our Music Teacher Facebook Group):

  1. River Hill Music Technology: http://www.rhhsmusictech.com/
  2. Canton, CT K-12 Music Program: http://www.cantonmusic.org/
  3. Frontenac Music Dept: http://raidermusic.weebly.com/
  4. Sioux City Middle School: http://scmusictech.pbworks.com/w/page/42367705/FrontPage
  5. Howland Tiger Band/High School: http://howlandpowpak.neomin.org/powpak/cgi-bin/homepage.pl?id=hhs.band
  6. Song Wheel: http://songwheel.wordpress.com/
  7. St. Catherines Collegiate Music Dept: http://www.collegiatemusic.com/
  8. Farmington Cardinal Band: http://band.farmcards.org/
  9. Mrs. Friedman Music Page: http://band.farmcards.org/
  10. Music at Bangert: http://bangertmusic.tripod.com/musicatbangert/
  11. Dennis Alexander: http://www.dennisalexander.com/
  12. Patuxent HS Band: http://www.patuxentband.com/index.html
  13. Mrs. Lyons Wiki: http://mgslyon.wikispaces.com/
  14. Kathleen Theisin’s Web page: http://www.kathleentheisen.com/Kathleen_Theisen/Welcome.html
  15. Drexler Middle and Intermediate School: http://dmisband.weebly.com/
  16. Travis J. Weller’s Website: http://travisjweller.com
  17. Music Tech at Central Elementary: https://sites.google.com/a/wpcschools.org/music-and-more/
  18. Amy M. Burns Website: http://www.amymburns.com/
  19. Barbara Freedman’s Website: http://musicedtech.com/
  20. Scott Watson’s Website: http://www.enter.net/~ascott/
  21. Dodgen Middle School Band: http://www.dodgenband.org/
  22. Melody Payne’s Website: http://melodypayne.com/
  23. Mary S. Shoemaker School: http://woodstown.org/page/589
  24. Patrick Burns/Bandworks: http://www.bandworkspublications.com/
  25. Thomas West’s Blog: http://www.thomasjwestmusic.com/apps/blog/

BTW, this site, http://mustech.net, is based on WordPress!

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Joseph M. Pisano, Ph.D. is the creator of many education websites, lecturer, clinician, trumpeter, and conductor. He is currently the Associate Chair of Music and Fine Arts at Grove City College, PA and the Vice President of TI:ME. He also writes for DCI Magazine, In-Tune Monthly and has contributed hundreds of articles to various publications. Find out more at his website jpisano.com.
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