My Week at CCSU Teaching Integrating Technology into the Elementary Music Classroom

This week I am at Central Connecticut State University’s Summer Music Institute teaching Integrating Technology into the Elementary Music Classroom. I taught this course in 2009 and 2010. Since then, techn

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ology and education have changed tremendously that I revamped a good portion of this course. I am very excited to teach the course this week. Please feel free to follow along with our class wikispace: I will be blogging each day about our current topic.

In addition, if you are not a member of the Facebook Music Teachers group (, now is a good time to join. There has been a very active (almost 300 posts) discussion about the 1st draft of the NCCAS Music Standards (


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Amy M. Burns is an elementary music educator, clinician, author, and musician. She currently works at Far Hills Country Day School in Far Hills, NJ teaching PreK through Grade 3 general music, grade 5 instrumental music, and grades 4-8 instrumental band. She is the author of Technology Integration in the Elementary Music Classroom, Help! I am an Elementary Music Teacher with a SMART Board, and Help! I am an Elementary Music Teacher with One or more iPads! She is also an author for Online Learning Exchange™ Interactive Music powered by Silver Burdett. She has given numerous presentations on integrating technology into the elementary music classroom as well as being a keynote speaker for music technology conferences in Texas, Indiana, St. Maarten, and Australia. She is the recipient of the 2005 TI:ME Teacher of the Year Award, the 2016 NJ Master Music Teacher Award, the 2016 NJ Governor’s Leader in Arts Education Award, and the 2017 Non-Public School Teacher of the Year Award. You can find out more about Amy at her website: