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Post Series Highlight: Amy Burns on iPads in General Music Education

| August 1, 2014 | 1 Reply
Post Series Highlight: Amy Burns on iPads in General Music Education

I’d like to take a moment (and a post) to highlight a number of recent, and fantastic, articles on MusTech.Net authored by Amy M. Burns.  Amy is at the forefront of elementary music education and using technology in the general music education classroom – I dare say (and with all honesty) -at the top of […]

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Cobb County Music Teacher’s In-service Day (Amazing iPad Applications for Music)

| July 30, 2014 | Reply
Cobb County Music Teacher’s In-service Day (Amazing iPad Applications for Music)

This is the landing post for the materials (mostly iPad Music Education apps) that I discussed at the Cobb County School District In-service day on July 30.   Most of the links will take you directly to the iPad (iOS) apps that I discussed.  In many instances, these apps will cost under $5.00 U.S.; but, […]

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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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Summer is just around the corner…how to stay motivated

| May 14, 2014 | Reply
Summer is just around the corner…how to stay motivated

As I count down our final six performances before the last day of school, I am reminded of the question that Joe posted on the Music Teachers Facebook Group: “How are you going to both relax and keep music in focus over the coming summer?” This is an excellent question because relaxing should be a […]

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Coding in the Elementary Music Classroom

| May 4, 2014 | 2 Replies
Coding in the Elementary Music Classroom

Recently, an alumni from our school who is now a successful young entrepreneur, stated to the students in grades three and up that one of the important skills that should be taught in schools is coding. A primary school teacher at our school received an email from a parent to let her know that his […]

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Help! I am an Elementary Music Teacher with a SMART Board!

| April 8, 2014 | Reply
Help! I am an Elementary Music Teacher with a SMART Board!

In February, my free ebook titled Help! I am an Elementary Music Teacher with a SMART Board, became available on iTunes. This ebook is a resource guide for any elementary music educator who has access to a SMART Board and/or SMART Notebook software. This ebook was a labor of love and was a long time coming. I had […]

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Audacity in the Elementary Music Classroom

| March 27, 2014 | Reply
Audacity in the Elementary Music Classroom

Back in 2007, Dr. Joe Pisano wrote a great post on this site titled, “Best Music Freeware: Audacity Audio Editor.” Seven years later, Audacity is still around, still free and still an excellent program for elementary music educators. There are four ways that I use Audacity often and very effectively in my elementary music classroom: […]

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