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Category: iPad Apps

iPads in the Elementary Music Room: Some of my favorite virtual instrument apps

| July 25, 2014 | Reply
iPads in the Elementary Music Room: Some of my favorite virtual instrument apps

When I first received an iPad for my elementary music room, my immediate reaction was how could I turn this device into an instrument? I felt that it could assist students who had difficulties performing on traditional instruments as well as add depth to our ensembles such as an Orff/virtual instrument ensemble or supplement an […]

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iPads in the Elementary Music Room: 16 Great Resources

| July 22, 2014 | Reply
iPads in the Elementary Music Room: 16 Great Resources

As I teach and write about iPad integration in the elementary music classroom, I often research numerous websites from music educators and music professors who share their work. I have listed some of my favorites below; however, there are more out there that are just as good. I hope you find this list helpful.   Information […]

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iPads in the Elementary Music Room: Notation, Ear Training, Recorders and Keyboards Apps

| July 18, 2014 | Reply
iPads in the Elementary Music Room: Notation, Ear Training, Recorders and Keyboards Apps

Today’s class focused on apps that enhanced notation, ear training, recorders, and keyboards. The notation apps are beginning to take off on mobile devices and we explored three of them: Symphony: We started off with exploring the Symphony App, which is an iPhone app for $4.99. The reason I chose this app instead of Symphony Pro […]

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iPads in the Elementary Music Room – Creating Music, Reading Notes and Rhythms, and Virtual/Acoustic Ensembles

| July 16, 2014 | Reply
iPads in the Elementary Music Room – Creating Music, Reading Notes and Rhythms, and Virtual/Acoustic Ensembles

Today was our course’s “long day.” This meant that we had our usual morning class time of 8:00-12:30; however, we also had our nighttime class from 7:00-9:30. I felt for the participants today as I went through the same course load when I worked on my Masters at CCSU and it can be an exhausting day. […]

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Handouts and Materials from Recent Conferences/Workshops

| March 1, 2014 | Reply
Handouts and Materials from Recent Conferences/Workshops

The month of February was a very busy one as it is a popular month for conferences and professional development days. I had the pleasure of working with amazing music educators in NJ and NY and was thrilled to present at the Technology for Music Education/Texas Music Educators Association (TI:ME/TMEA) conference and the New Jersey […]

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What’s Your Aura? A project using the Aurasma app with second grade music class

| January 16, 2014 | Reply
What’s Your Aura? A project using the Aurasma app with second grade music class

A couple of months ago, I read about Aurasma, and to be honest, every time I went to their website, I did not quite understand what it was. I was curious to see how it could be used in education and had heard that it could replace QR codes, however, I could not figure it […]

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10 Helpful Apps for Elementary Music Educators

| December 17, 2013 | Reply
10 Helpful Apps for Elementary Music Educators

In the past two years, I have presented sessions and written a variety of articles on apps for the elementary music classroom. As I continue this “Top 10″ series of blog posts, I felt that I had to write about 10 helpful apps for elementary music educators. I would not go so far as to […]

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