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, 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.
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