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Technologies That Make A More Efficient Band Director -BDWC

The items in this post are connected to my 10 Amazing Technologies clinic that I performed at the Band Directors Workshop on June 9 at Capital University. This clinic was focused on technologies that I personally use to make myself more efficient and organized as a collegiate Band Director and Music Professor.

TEN AMAZING Technologies to Make You More Efficient as a Band Director:

  1. SIRI (and now Cortana) –really smart phones
    1. HOT TIP – Don’t write down items any more –take a picture!
  2. Google Spreadsheet for Adjudication or anything else
    1. http://drive.google.com
    2. http://Bit.do –readable URL linking
  3. Google Forms
    1. http://drive.google.com
    2. Feedback through Surveys
    3. Flubaroo (add-on)
  4. Spotify Playlists
    1. http://spotify.com
  5. Bluetooth Devices
  6. Facebook Groups for Students
    1. For Staff
  7. REMIND Texting
    1. http://remind.com
  8. PDF Protect
    1. http://pdfprotect.com
  9. Apple TV and Chromecast
  10. ScanSnap
    1. http://bit.do/scansnap
  • Bonus: Quizlet – make amazing quizzes complete with assessment and learning tools!
  • Bonus 2: Form letters using MS WORD and Excel – the end all in e-mail communication!

Dr. Joseph Pisano

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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